Nick Wilkinson confident Australia Schools can beat New Zealand

Australian Schools centre Nick Wilkinson believes his side will be ready to play their best rugby this weekend and are good enough to beat New Zealand Schools in Auckland on Saturday afternoon. The side beat Samoa Schools and Fiji Schools in the opening two matches of their four-match tour, but were beaten by New Zealand Schools Barbarians in wet conditions on Monday. “All the games have been really challenging and it’s definitely a step up from the footy that I’m used to. It’s a lot quicker and tougher so it’s been a great experience,” Wilkinson said. “Early on it was tough because we hadn’t spent a lot of time together but I think we’ve come together nicely as the tour has gone on and are ready to play our best footy against New Zealand. “This is the highlight of the tour, the game we’ve all been looking forward to and I think everything is starting to click.” Despite losing to the Barbarians, Wilkinson said the side had taken plenty from their opening th
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