Australian Schools: Proud skipper Flook flying high as New Zealand showdowns loom

He’s already had a massive year in 2019 but if you think Josh Flook is happy to rest on his laurels now, think again - after all, how often do you get the chance to captain your country? The Queensland centre is preparing to lead his Australian Schools and U18 side’s bid to run through their tour of New Zealand undefeated, which would cap off the 17-year-old flyer's monumental first season out of school. After graduating on a GPS title win in 2018, the former Nudgee ace slotted into Brothers’ fold with aplomb as they rolled to the Queensland Premier Rugby grand final this year, the Reds Academy skipper was crowned under-19 player-of-the-year too. “It hasn’t been a bad year, a pretty good first year out of school,” Flook said. “[The captaincy] came as a big shock and I rang dad straight away, he said he had a tear or two running down his cheek when I told him and mum was the same, they’re both very proud, I am too. “I didn’t expect it at all, I went in