Australian Schools Championships Day Two: Standout Performers

NSW I and QLD I both showed their class on day two of the Australian Schools Championships to book their spots in Saturday’s decider, while earlier in the day NSW II and QLD II both bounced back from opening day defeats to beat Victoria and Barbarians respectively. Here’s our pick of the players from today’s action. Photo: ASRU Dan O’Brien - NSW I (Joeys) NSW I centre Dan O’Brien didn’t put a foot wrong in attack or defence and showed some individual brilliance to set up the try of the afternoon from deep inside his own half early in the match. Lucas Vass - NSW II (Barker) There’s isn’t a lot of size to Lucas Vass but he more than makes up for it in attacking spark. The winger from Barker scored three tries against Victoria. Taelyn Nukunuku - QLD I (St Patrick’s College, Shornecliffe) The big bodied backrower played his way into the QLD I starting side earlier this week and impressed again on Thursday, particularly over the ball in the early st