16th Jun 2019

Aussies u/18 Ends Tour On A High


The Australian Schools and the u/18s team finished their European tour with an emphatic win of 46-14 against the Scotland u/19 team.

In a fast-paced encounter, the Aussies stood up physically to the older Scots and took their chances in attack.

Discipline was a concern for the visitors from the start with the referee speaking to the side about their offside infringements and they ultimately conceded a penalty try in both halves and gave away two yellow cards, through Jeremy Williams and Tom van der Schyff

It was an arm wrestle in the early stages but at the end, the Aussies won comfortably.

Australian coach Andrew Moloney said he was pleased with his side on both sides of the ball.

"Obviously very happy with the result today and an impressive performance from the team," he said.

"To put 46 points on an international side like Scotland was outstanding and credit to our attack, but once again I thought our defence really led the way."

"I couldn't be prouder of the group. We have battled injury, illness and even the weather on this tour but the group has never lost its focus on what we set out to achieve and that's a testament to the players.."

The Aussies finished the tour with four wins from five matches, with a 22-17 loss to the Ulster U19s their only defeat of the trip.

This Australian Schools and Under 18 Team has been thought to be one of our strongest in recent years. The squad will have a recovery and de-briefing day on Monday before flying out on Tuesday night–to arrive back in Sydney early on Thursday morning


Australia Schools and U18s: Tries: Tizzano, Jeans, Harris, Bell (prop), Douglas, Ala, Lambert. Conversions: Pasitoa (4) Penalties: Pasitoa

Scotland U19s:  Tries: Penalty Tries (2)

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