Gram­mar cap­tain is off to na­tional team

Auckland City Harbour News - - SPORT -

Mt Al­bert Gram­mar School’s First XV rugby cap­tain is on his way to big­ger goals as he joins the New Zealand Sec­ondary Schools rugby team.

Joshua Good­hue has been se­lected as lock for the na­tional team and will travel to Syd­ney to play tests against Fiji, Aus­tralia A and Aus­tralia this week­end un­til Oc­to­ber 5.

First XV coach Ge­off Moon says Good­hue’s na­tional se­lec­tion was ex­pected and de­served.

‘‘No-one who has worked closely with Josh is sur­prised,’’ he says.

‘‘He is like a young Richie McCaw – bright, brave and coura­geous. He has the work ethic of a sports­man des­tined to do well and this is a great re­ward for a young man who al­ways puts the team be­fore him­self,’’ the proud coach says.

‘‘His se­lec­tion for the na­tional sec­ondary schools team has been the high­light of the sea­son.’’

High achiever: Mt Al­bert Gram­mar School’s first XV rugby cap­tain Joshua Good­hue has been cho­sen as lock for the NZ Sec­ondary Schools rugby team.

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