NSW’s best young talent to take on rest of country in revamped junior development pathway

It’s a massive few months for some of the state’s best and brightest as NSW Rugby’s Generation Blue test themselves on a national stage. The U15 and U16 Generation Blue squads will head to their respective National Championships during October, while the U18 side will face off against the Brumbies and Reds Academies in September. NSW will enter three sides into the Australia Junior Gold Cup (U15), while two sides will compete in the National Championships (U16). The selection of these squads marks the culmination of months of work from NSW Rugby’s Head of Talent Management, Andrew Cleverley and Pathways Coordinator, Matt Evrard – who have tirelessly scoured the state’s pathways. Evrard said that while he and Cleverley watched countless hours of rugby themselves, NSWRU also relies on a network of talent scouts to identify the best young players for representative honours. “There’s so many opportunities for players to enter our pathway across NSW with Schoo
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