QUEENSLAND AND NSW CLAIM VICTORIES AT AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNDER 20S CHAMPIONSHIPS

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In a double header of clashes at the Australian National Under 20s Championship Queensland has defeated the Australian Barbarians Under 20s side 36-29 with NSW defeating Tonga 64-17.

The result means that Queensland leads the Championship on five points with the Australian Barbarians getting two, after receiving bonus points for scoring four tries and losing within seven.

The next matches occur at Viking Park, Canberra on Monday 23 March with NSW taking on the Australian Barbarians at 1pm and Queensland playing Fiji at 3.15pm.

The National Under 20s Championship will be used to select the Australian Under 20s side which will compete at the World Rugby Junior World Championship in June.

Queensland 36 defeat Australian Under 20s Barbarians 29
The Queensland Under 20s side has defeated the Australian Under 20s Barbarians 36-29 in the opening Saturday match of the Australian National Under 20s Championship.

The victory gives Queensland a bonus point for scoring four tries.

Queensland Under 20s Head Coach Jason Gilmore was happy with his side’s victory.

“It was a tight game which was going end to end, which was good.

“It was good to get that first win of the tournament just to get everyone settled.

“The coaching staff of the Barbarians have done an excellent job and they have some young players for next year which bodes really well.”

NSW Under 20s 64 defeat Tonga 17
The NSW Under 20s have defeated Tonga 64-17 in a trial match at the National Australian Under 20s Championship.

NSW’s next match will be against the Australian Barbarians on Monday 23 March at Viking Park.
NSW Under 20s Head Coach Tim Rapp was happy with his side’s victory.

“We’re really happy to score 64 points through playing our style of footy, get across the lines and throw the ball around.

“We stuck to our structure which is something we really liked which can happen in these sorts of games but they were really accurate with what they did.

“It’s been six months of a lot of training but there is nothing like playing a national team at a National Championship and we’ve got that one under our belt now.”

The next matches will commence on Monday March kicking off at 1pm at Viking Park Canberra.

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