By Matt Findlay; Photo: Karen Watson
Combinations and cohesion loom as the keys to unlocking success at this year’s revamped Australian Schools Championship, with the tournament’s new format and the traditionally small preparation window combining to ensure that.
Fortunately for NSW I coach Lachlan White the side he has at his disposal is full of already-established combinations, in key positions too.
His side is littered with guns from this year’s all-conquering GPS side so there’s already an element of familiarity, but delve a little deeper and that becomes even more apparent considering six of the starting side come from Joey’s.
Angus Houston will start at lock and Henry O’Kane will start on the side of NSW I’s scrum, but through the sky blues’ backline is where the Joey’s connection could really “bear fruit”, as White put it.
Outside returning Riverview halfback Lachlan Albert, Scots winger Jack Mossman and Newington fullback Kaeo Weekes, the en