Topine named in Australian Schoolboys

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.

TEAM:

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)