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Australian Schools Rugby News : Australian Schools Rugby News October 2009
The Australian Schoolboys overwhelmed the touring Tongan Schoolboys side with a comfortable 83-18 win at St Ignatius College Riverview, Sydney, In the first half the Australian outfit scored seven tries and led 45-3 at the break. In the second half they continued to dominate possession, scoring 13 tries in all to Tonga's two second half tries. "Once we'd opened up their defensive line and spread the ball wide the Tongan's found it very hard to contain our backs," coach Rob Nowlan said after the game. "Today was a good lead in match for our Test against the New Zealand Schoolboys side in Brisbane on October 9," he added. Nowlan said once his side got momentum in the first half the Tongan team found it very difficult to contain the Australian's support game, and the pace of their outside backs. The best Australian players on the field today were Ruka Hanlon, who scored three tries, fly-half Rohan Saifolloi and winger Chris Feauai with two each, prop Jack Kimmince and second rower Greg Peterson as well as flanker Liam Gill. Australian Schools 83 (Ruka Hanlon 3, Rohan Saifoloi 2, Chris Feauai 2, Jack Kimmince, Nick Stirzaker, Kimami Sitauti, Tyson Frizell, Simon Morahan, Waitu Setu tries; Rohan Saifola 6, Kyle Godwin 3 cons) Tonga Schools 18 (Lautaimi Fetu'ani 2 tries; Viliami Puafisi 2 pens, con). September 26 St Ignatius' College Riverview, Sydney TONGA SCHOOLS TOUR 5 MATCH 2: September 19 Shore School, Sydney Australia A Schools 60 (D Cook 2, M Garland 2, T Kingston 2, L Law, M Felsman, R Esekia, tries; M Felsman pen, 6 cons) Tonga Schools 6 (V Puafisi 2 pens). Seiser Photography -- www.seiserphotography.com AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLBOYS OVERWHELM TONGA MATCH 1: September 16 T.G. Millner Field, Sydney Tonga Schools 29 (F Fatongia, V Puafisi, S Finau, E Taufahema tries; V Puafisi 3 cons, 1 pen) NSW Combined High Schools 8 (Bruce Satiu Try; Gerard Mccallum Pen). MATCH 3: September 23 St Dominic's College, Penrith Tonga Schools 32 (VPaufisi, S Kioa, O Finau, O Katoa, S Teisi tries; V Paufisi 2 cons; S Vea pen) NSW Combined Catho- lic Colleges 8 (Z Fell try; J Bacigalupo pen). ■ Report -- see page 9 Seiser Photography -- www.seiserphotography.com