Joey Walton: The public school kid tearing the Australian Schoolboy trials apart

Rugby isn't played as much as it should be in public schools, but no one told Joey Walton. The NSW Schools centre from Wadalba High School on the NSW Central Coast is turning heads for a second straight year at the Australian Schools Championships. And this probably won’t be the last time you hear his name. “I started playing rugby when I was nine for the Warnervale Wildcats and I’ve played there ever since in juniors and now in grade,” he told Rugby News “League is pushed pretty hard in my school but I’ve always preferred rugby and have just focussed on that.” Walton was relatively unknown heading into last year’s NSW Schools trials but starred for Combined High Schools (CHS) against their more fancied GPS rivals. That was enough to earn the then 16-year old a spot in the 2017 NSW I squad, but he still wasn't done yet. “I had no expectations last year, I really just enjoyed the opportunity of getting to play in a sky blue jersey. “Obviously
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