Australian Schools 2018 program details confirmed

Australian Schools President Br. Bob Wallace has officially appointed Churchie coach Andrew Moloney as new Australian Schoolboys coach ahead of the 2o18 season.

Former coach Pat Langtry stood down at the end of the side’s 2017 campaign, but is expected to stay involved in the program.

Moloney worked as Langtry’s assistant for several years, while Southern Districts lower grade coach Jay Tregonning has also joined the coaching staff alongside Kings’ coach James Hilgendorf.

Australia will play matches against New Zealand and Tonga in Brisbane in September and October before embarking on a five week tour of the Scotland and Ireland in November/December.

Newington coach Brad Gill has been appointed Australian Schools Barbarians coach with Kings’ coach David Idstein appointed assistant.

Marist Ashgrove coach Jon Fitzgerald will coach Combined Schools alongside Waverley mentor Scott Coleman.

The draw for the Australian Schools Championship to be played at Riverview in Sydney in July has also been released.

Pool A—NSW 1 , QLD 2 , VIC , ACT

Pool B—QLD 1 , NSW 2 , CS , WA

Game Day 1—Sunday 8th  July

  1. 10.0 a.m.—NSW 2 v CS
  2. 11.30a.m.—NSW 1 v VIC
  3. 1.00p.m.—QLD 2 v ACT
  4. 2.30 p10.m.—QLD 1 v WA

Game Day 2—Tuesday 10th July

  1. 10.00 a.m. –ACT v NSW 1
  2. 11.30 a.m.—QLD 1 v CS
  3. 1.00 p.m.—QLD 2 v VIC
  4. 2.30 p.m.—WA v NSW 2

Game Day 3—Thursday 12th  July

  1. 10.00 a.m.—VIC v ACT
  2. 11.30 a.m. –WA v CS
  3. 1.00p.m.—NSW 2 v QLD 1
  4. 2.30 p.m. — NSW 1 v QLD 2

Game Day 4—Saturday 14th July

  1. 8.45 a.m. –Pool A 4th v Pool B 4th
  2. 10.00 a.m. –Pool A 3rd v Pool B 3rd
  3. 11.15 a.m. –Pool A 2nd v Pool B 2nd
  4. 12.30 p.m. –Pool A 1st v Pool B 1stChampionship Final