NSWRL Name Two CRRL Juniors in U16’s

The NSWRL has announced the initial NSW Under-16s Pathways squad for 2018, which will assemble at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen on 15-17 January.

Amongst the initial squad are Jack Williams and Junior Tupou who ply their trade for the Queanbeyan Kangaroos and Woden Weston Rams respectively.

Canberra Raiders Junior High Performance Manager Dean Souter believes that having three Raiders players picked is a good reflection of the Raiders junior pathway.

“The fact that the Raiders are the NRL side with the equal most representatives shows the quality of the junior pathways in place here,” Souter said.

“To have both Jack and Junior coming out of the local competition and into the NSW Under-16s Pathways squad proves that there are plenty of opportunities for Canberra kids too.”

The initial 2018 NSW Under-16s Pathways squad is as follows:

Jack Williams                      Canberra Raiders

Junior Tupou                       Canberra Raiders

Clay Webb                          Canberra Raiders

Billy Burke                           Cronulla Sharks

Blake Hosking                      Cronulla Sharks

Tyreece Matangi                   Manly Sea Eagles

Kaeo Weekes                        Manly Sea Eagles

Unitoni Mataele                    Manly Sea Eagles

Noah Griffiths                       Melbourne Storm

Kodi Crowther                      Newcastle Knights

Nicholas Russell                   North Sydney

Trey Mooney                        Parramatta Eels

Oscar Mezzomo                   Parramatta Eels

Caleb Tohi                            Parramatta Eels

Jai Wynbergen                      Penrith Panthers

Hohepa Puru                         Penrith Panthers

Zach Maling                         South Sydney

Zach Kambos                       South Sydney

Josh Bevan                           Sydney Roosters

Cameron Lawrence              Western Suburbs

This squad will be added to, with further talent identification to take place once the Junior Reps competitions commence on 10 February.

Click here for the NSWRL Under-18s squad.