Ju­niors leave mark at rugby ti­tles

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


FOUR ju­nior play­ers from the Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Ju­nior Raiders rugby union team played for the Queens­land Coun­try Bushrangers at the state ti­tles held in Bris­bane last week.

The ju­nior rugby union state cham­pi­onships were held at the Al­bany Creek GPs and it con­tin­ued to live up to ex­pecta- tions, de­liv­er­ing en­ter­tain­ing rugby across all five age di­vi­sions.

Ben Cor­nish, Jack Kearns and Jeremy Kempston ran out for the un­der-13 Bushrangers and Kieran An­der­son cap­tained the un­der-17 Bushrangers.

They played against rep­re­sen­ta­tive teams from across the coun­try in Bris­bane last week and the coun­try side gave the city teams a real run for their money.

Kieran and the un­der-17s team had a great tour­na­ment and fin­ished up as plate win­ners af­ter beat­ing Pa­pua New Guinea in their fi­nal game 2714.

The un­der-13s team didn’t fare as well but got some great ex­pe­ri­ence play­ing against the best young play­ers in the state.

Kieran was se­lected in the Queens­land Coun­try team and named cap­tain to take on City on Fri­day, a match they lost.

It was a huge week and a great op­por­tu­nity to show the re­gion that there is a rep­re­sen­ta­tive path­way for rugby union play­ers from the Whit­sun­days.

LO­CAL TAL­ENT: Whit­sun­days ju­nior Jack Kearns ran out for the Queens­land Coun­try Bushrangers in Bris­bane at the un­der-13 state ti­tles.

TOP HON­OUR: Ben Cor­nish rep­re­sented the re­gion for rugby union at the un­der-13 state ti­tles hosted in Bris­bane last week.

CAP­TAIN'S KNOCK: Whit­sun­days rugby union ju­nior Kieran An­der­son was named the cap­tain of Queens­land Coun­try team af­ter putting in an out­stand­ing show­ing at the rugby union state ti­tles in Bris­bane last week.

STATE TEAM: Jeremy Kempston was one of three Whit­sun­day play­ers in the Queens­land Coun­try Bushrangers un­der-13s team at the state ti­tles in Bris­bane.

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