Australian U20’s eager to impress of home soil

Australian U20's coach Adrian Thompson has named a strong side to play Samoa in the opening match of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championships, despite injuries to a number of the squads more experienced players. Rebels fullback Jonah Placid has been ruled out of the inaugural tournament with a groin strain, whilst Reds flyer Campbell Magnay and Warringah star Harry Jones will also miss the tournament after picking up injuries in Club Rugby. Despite that, coach Adrian Thompson is confident his side can impress in matches against Samoa, New Zealand and Japan over the next week. "The squad has already gelled together really well and we are looking forward to our first match against Samoa," Thompson said. Randwick flyer Andrew Kellaway will captain the side that also features Australia 7's squad member Brad Wilkin. "The team we've picked has a lot of developing experience with Andrew Deegan to be our starting flyhallf after a successful tournament at the National U20's Championship." T
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