Indigenous Under 16s Claim First Win in France


The U16s Indigenous Touring Team has claimed victory in their first two matches in France, defeating Toulouse U16s 32-6 and an open aged Toulouse side 20-16.

The touring players were split into two sides, with the ‘Red, Black and Yellow’s’ taking on the Toulouse U16s in the opening game.

Running into a gale force wind, the ‘Red, Black and Yellow’s’ carved out a hard fought 16-nil lead at half-time and played exciting football in the second half to run out convincing 32-6 victors.

Front-rower and NSW U16s Representative Tyler Terare was named Man of the Match.

‘Team Deadley’ were next to take the field and had their work cut out for them in facing a strong Toulouse open aged side.

In a hard fought first half, ‘Team Deadly’ went into the break with an unexpected 10-4 lead that shocked their hosts.

Toulouse leveled the game just after half-time, but in a courageous display ‘Team Deadly’ went on to score two more tries to their opponents one to run out 20-16 winners.

Fullback Chris Kirby was named Man of the match.

The team’s next match will be a highly anticipated clash with the London Broncos Academy side.

The following two teams have been named to play combined French sides in Perpignan.

Team 1

1. Tyrone Davis
2. Kyle Derrick
3. William Kennedy
4. Tyrell Charters
5. Nate Welsh
6. James Bower Scott
7. Trae Moran
8. Tyler Terare
9. Sam Humphries
10. Phillip Combridge
11. Jayden Merritt
12. Vann Harris
13. Robert Lane
14. Troy Dargan
15. Ngangarra Barker
16. Keeden Kelly
17. Ryan Millgate

Team 2

1. Chris Kirby
2. Caleb Gordon
3. John Boy Quinlan
4. Aubrey French
5. Martin Scott
6. Bailey Hartwig
7. Daine Cox
8. Tyrone Roach
9. William Last
10. Cody Walker
11. Jake Gillett
12. Marika Kelly
13. Ethan Roberts
14. Jesse Thompson
15. Jade Anderson
16. Daniel Roberts
17. Kiah Cooper