Australian Schools confident ahead of NZ Schools clash

CLICK HERE: Match Highlights: Australian Schools v Samoan Schools Australian Schools coach Stephen Phillpotts thinks his current crop of Schoolboys could be as good as any he has seen, but admitted the real test won’t come until Friday when they face New Zealand Schools at Ballymore. “We’ve got some real size in the forwards which is nice, a couple of tall second rowers and a few options in the line-out. But until the heat is really on the side, it’s hard to tell how good they are and that heat will come on Friday night against New Zealand,” Phillpotts told Rugby News. “In terms of preparation and the camp, they’ve been as good as any side I’ve seen so far,” he added. Australian Schools defeated Samoan Schools 39-18 in their opening match on Monday afternoon, but failed to fully capitalise on a 27-0 lead late in the first half. “We saw glimpses of a few of the things that we’ve been working on but it’s still obviously a work in progress. We got to play the
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