Trio make South Island team
Talent, commitment and dedication has paid off for three promising Central Otago and Queenstown rugby players.
Zach Randall of Clyde, Henry Cleaver of Wakatipu and Jericoh Te Huna of Cromwell have been selected for the South Island under-65kg team.
Clyde-Earnscleugh coach Duncan Randall (Zach’s father) said the boys’ selection was a huge achievement.
The announcement came following finals at the South Island tournament on September 27.
‘‘I think they were picked because these guys are specialists in their positions. Henry is a loosehead prop, Jericoh is a lock and Zach is a fullback. It is a huge achievement and a recognition of their level of rugby. It is pretty rare for this region to have three representing the South Island. You might get one or two every couple of years. Four were selected from Otago for the team and three were from Central Otago.’’
The boys were selected from a pool of about 200 representative players, he said.
‘‘The boys are still fizzing. They are quite humble. They are all really classy players but not cocky. They work hard, are fit and dedicated. Every Sunday during the season they were driven to Dunedin for five-hour practises, attended training camps and even went to other schools.’’
The boys were off to high school next year.
Talented rugby players: Zach Randall of Clyde, Henry Cleaver of Wakatipu and Jericoh Te Huna of Cromwell.