NSW I playing for fifth straight Australian Schools Championships

NSW I begin their campaign for a fifth straight Australian Schools Championships at St Ignatius today after a week of preparation in Sydney. The reigning champions will field a new look side with just a handful of players returning from 2016, however NSW will still start the week as favourites. “I’ve been really happy with our preparation, I think the team has come together better and quicker than in previous years and that has made a big difference,” NSW I coach Brad Gill told Rugby News. “We probably don’t have any real superstars in this squad at the moment, but it’s a really strong group of talented footballers so I think they’ll go very well. The depth at the trials this year was great and it made it difficult to pick the side so that’s always a positive.” Gill told Rugby News his side would look to play attacking rugby and said he expected his “tough, solid forward pack” to impress alongside some talented backs. “I’ve been really impressed with Nick
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