Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Trainee Paulo makes Schoolboys side
During the June/July holidays I went down to Sydney to compete in the National Schoolboys Championships. Going down as the QLD tight-head prop, I was excited for the tasks ahead. Our team had a lot on the line with QLD teams winning the previous 3 years and I didn’t want our team to be the ones losing the streak for our state. First day of rugby was against ACT and we ended up running away with 69 points to 7. Second day of rugby games we had to play QLD II where we were to face mates and boys from school and we ended up with 47-7. Third day we had a qualifying game for the finals and we played NSW II and won comfortable 37-15. On the final day we faced Combined States in the finals and we ran away with 43 points to 17. At the conclusion of the tournament two Australian sides were selected Australian Schools and Australia A. I was lucky enough to make Australian Schools with 5 other Brisbane State High players and 2 Brisbane State High boys making Australia A.