Australian Schools Championships: Day 1 Highlights & Wrap Up

Photo: ARU Media The Australian Schools Championships kicked off at Riverview in Sydney today, with all eight sides playing their opening match in cool conditions. NSW II 40-0 WA NSW II opened their campaign with a dominant 40-0 victory over Western Australia early on day one. In a scrappy opening half, both sides looked to attack but it was NSW who were to convert with tries to Jayden Burgess, Harry Wilson and Ed Pullman. Prop Finn Wright extended the home sides lead when he pounced on a WA mistake close to the line, before outside backs Tom Yasmin and Harry Bell secured the result with two well worked tries from the NSW backs. ACT 20-18 QLD I ACT caused the first major upset of the tournament, kicking a late penalty goal to claim a two point win over QLD I and open their campaign with a morale boosting victory. The young Brumbies had all the momentum early and opened the scoring through fullback Brendan Jimenez. QLD hit back thanks to some magic footwo
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