The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to confirm Jackson Topine has been selected in the 2019 Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League under 18 team.
Topine was named in a 17-man squad that represented NSWCHS at the recent schoolboy carnival held in Canberra that saw Queensland claim a 34-10 victory over NSWCCC in the final.
The 18-year old received his jersey from current Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga with the side set to play a one-off Test against the New Zealand under 19 side in Brisbane on September 29.
A student of Easts Hills Boys High, the hard-working back rower has had a great season to date having claimed the club’s SG Ball Player of the Year, being named captain of the NSW under 18s side and selection in the Bulldogs Jersey Flegg squad.
On top of these achievements on the field, Jackson has re-signed with the club until the end of the 2022 season.
SG Ball Player of the Year: Jackson Topine
Mitchell Black St Mary's Catholic College, Gateshead
Jayden Clarkson Wavell State High School, Brisbane
Mathew Feagai Illawarra Sports High, Berkeley
Max Feagai Illawarra Sports High, Berkeley
Tyler Field Patrician Brothers' College, Blacktown
Lachlan Gale Marcellin College, Randwick
Thomas Giles Marcellin College, Randwick
Jack Howarth Brisbane Boys College, Brisbane
Cooper Jenkins Hunter Valley Grammar School, Ashtonfield
Samuel Loizou Patrician Brothers' College, Blacktown
Brendon Piakura Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, Gold Coast
Toby Sexton Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, Gold Coast
Hamiso Tabuai Kirwan State High School, Townsville
Jackson Topine East Hills Boys High, Panania
Alec Tuitavake St Augustine's College, Brookvale
Sam Walker Ipswich Grammar School, Ipswich
Reece Walsh Keebra Park State High School, Gold Coast
Coach: Tony Adam (Victoria University Secondary College VIC)
Assistant Coach: Damien Quinn (St Joseph’s College NSW)
Manager: Jim Look (Wynnum State High School QLD)
Trainer: Jim Wilson (Mackay North State High School QLD)