AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLBOYS RUGBY UNION TOUR OF JAPAN

MEDIA INFORMATION

The Australian A Schools Rugby Team will tour Japan for a three match series from 23 Sep – 02 Oct 2022. This is the first tour by an Australian Schoolboys team since 2019 due to COVID-19.

The team was selected from the boys competing in the 48th Australian Schools Rugby Championships which was held at Knox Grammar School, Sydney, 5 – 9 July 2022.

“This tour continues the successful legacy of Australian Schoolboys Rugby teams which have toured internationally since 1969, teams which produced over 200 Wallaby representatives. These tours represent the pinnacle of each boy’s rugby experience developed through Australia’s internationally recognised school rugby system. They offer the boys the highest level of international competition, team building, cultural experiences and the unforgettable life experience of representing their country in sport,” said Kevin Culliver, President of the ASRU.

Amongst numerous cultural experiences, including attending a sumo tournament and a baseball game, following their final match the team will attend the match between Japan XV v Australia A (senior team) to be played at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo on Saturday 1 October.

MATCH SCHEDULE

Tue 27 Sep13:00 UTC Higashi Fukuoka High School vs Australia A Schools Kumagaya Ground #A, Kumagaya
Thu 29 Sep17:30 UTCKeio High School vs Australia A Schools Keio University, Hiyoshi Ground, Yokohama
 Sat 01 Oct14:00 UTCKokugakuin Kugayama High School vs Australia A Schools Nihon University Hiyoshi, Tokyo

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY

The team with have a training session this Friday 23 Sep 2022 at Randwick Boys High School, Avoca St, Randwick from 09:00-11:00am, and then continue at Waratahs HQ, Banks St, Daceyville from 12:00-2:30pm, prior to an evening flight to Japan. Filming and photographs will be permitted for media purposes. Limited interview opportunities will be available.

Media contact Anthony Edgar 0432 57 8883 or [email protected]

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLBOYS RUGBY UNION A TEAM 2022

ManusBaileySt Aloysius’ CollegeNSW
LeoBassingthwaighteShore SchoolNSW
SamBourgeoisKnox Grammar SchoolNSW
SebastianBushNorthern Beaches Sec CollNSW
DarceyBushDaramalan CollegeACT
HarryDarlingSt Joseph’s College, Hunters HillNSW
HarryDavisThe Scots CollegeNSW
DarcyFogartySt Joseph’s College, Hunters HillNSW
WillGoddardKnox Grammar SchoolNSW
TJHerringNorthern Beaches Sec CollNSW
JakebHorneBrisbane State HSQLD
JayIngletonOakhill CollegeNSW
PatIslesMarist CollegeACT
NickLammingSt Ignatius College, RiverviewNSW
RileyLangfieldSt Stanislaus’ CollegeNSW
FinnLawsonMountain Creek State HSQLD
AndrewMcFarlaneSt Edmund’s CollegeACT
WillMcKinnonKnox Grammar SchoolNSW
BenParkKotara High SchoolNSW
LuronPateaThe Hills Sports High SchoolNSW
WillPerkinsSt Ignatius College, RiverviewNSW
PJPoutasiKeebra Poark State HSQLD
KyPuleWaverley CollegeNSW
MiracleTangattaKing’s Christian CollegeQLD
WilTaylorSt Stanislaus College, BathurstNSW
SamuTuisauSEDA CollegeNSW
HarrisonValevatuEagle Vale High SchoolNSW
JohnGuyHunter Valley Grammar SchoolNSWManager
MarkMoxonIgnatius Park CollegeQldCoach
BenMcGeeDaramalan CollegeACTAssist. Coach
NarelleVeverkaHornsby PhysiotherapyNSWPhysio.
KevinCulliverSt Kevins CollegeVicTour Liasion

About the Australian Schools Rugby Union

The Australian Schools Rugby Union ‘ASRU’ is an independent incorporated association run by volunteer members of the teaching profession and supporters who believe rugby has a unique ethos and benefits that contribute to the broader education of young people.

For over 50 years the ASRU has provided an expansive nursery to foster the opportunities and aspirations of school rugby players from a wide range of established and emerging competitions and networks. From the 1984 Grand Slam winning Wallabies team and the two World Cup winning teams in 1991 and 1999, 27 of the players were Australian Schoolboy representatives. Since its inception in 1969 over 200 representatives of the Australian Schools Rugby Union have gone on to represent the Wallabies in the international arena. Hundreds more have been selected in Super Rugby, state and other representative teams during this time.

A Girls 7s Under 16 and Open tournament was included in the 2022 Australian Schools Rugby Championships for the first time, with the announcement of two Australian Schools Girls Sevens Merit Teams. The ASRU is fully committed to expanding girls’ rugby through the school system.

PHOTOS

High-resolution photos of the team and each player can be downloaded and used by media for editorial purposes,

ASRU Photoshelter: https://tinyurl.com/32pru3eh

ASRU website: https://schoolsrugby.com.au/australian-schoolboys-a-team-2/

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