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Queensland Under 15s coach Chris Little has revealed that a video chat from Tom Deardon helped inspire his baby Maroons to a first up win over NSW.

On a day of domination for Queensland with the Under 18s flogging the ACT in the other match, the All Schools rugby league carnival began in Redcliffe with the Maroons outlasting NSW CHS to win 10-6 in a game that included a send-off.

Speaking after playmaker’s Marley McLaren and Braithen Scott combined to deliver his team a first up win, Little said his star halves were inspired by a call from North Queensland ace Deardon.

“We had Tommy Deardon do a video for us while we were in camp,” Little said.

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“And I think the boys got a lot out of it and learned a few tips of him. I think the halves were very good today. They are both a little different but they combine really well. Their footy IQ is amazing and they really led the way.”

Following a scrappy first half that was marred by errors made in the wet, Queensland scored two second half tries to set-up the win.

Led by five-eight McLaren, Queensland were forced into a fight when winger Cohen Dittman was sent off for making a mid-air tackle on NSW fullback Jayden Carter.

“The judiciary will meet to determine what step to take next,” Little said.

“They will review the footage and then make a decision. I am not sure where we stand there but I am proud of the boys for holding NSW with 12 players. They did whatever it took to get the win.

While he admitted it was not pretty, Little was happy with the first up performance.

“It didn’t go the way we planned but we got the job done,” said Little.

“We are pretty happy with the performance given the conditions and that it was our first game. I think both teams managed to play some good footy once they composed themselves.”

Queensland outgunned the ACT in the second and final match of the day.

Led by Titans-signed Queensland schoolboys fullback Keano Kini, the Queensland 18s opened their account with a 58-0 win over the ACT.

New Zealand-born Kini, wearing Titans-blazing blue boots, is one of the Gold Coast’s next generation players who gives hope to suffering fans that the tide will turn at the Robina-based club.

After being spotted by an astute Titans’ scout, of all things, playing touch football in 2020 in his homeland, Kini then moved to Palm Beach Currumbin SHS in 2021 where he helped the champion league school to the Phil Hall Cup Queensland schools state title.

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The boys from the nation’s capital have been handed what is billed as the toughest assignment of the tournament to open the Australian schoolboys nationals, but they aren’t running scared.

The ACT Under-18s side will face off against host state, and reigning ASSRL champions Queensland, to open the tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Owen Hromow could be key to the success of the ACT team.

Owen Hromow could be key to the success of the ACT team.

For coach Ash Barnes, it is an opportunity for his side to prove themselves as the dark horses of the nationals.

The clash, which will be the second of an opening day double header, will be exclusively live streamed by KommunityTV as part of our comprehensive coverage of the tournament.

3pm: Queensland Maroon v NSW CHS (15)

4.10pm: Queensland v ACT (18)

“When we got handed the draw and saw it was Queensland on day one, we knew it was a tough assignment, they won the last championships in 2019,” Barnes said.

“We aren’t shying away from it, we are excited by it. That is what schoolboys’ league is all about, testing yourself against the best opposition. What better than Queensland in Queensland?


“We have a lot of guys that have played junior reps in Harold Matts (for the Raiders) that had a really successful campaign, they have played at a strong level. They are ready for this challenge.”

The ACT side won’t have to look far for inspiration on the field with co-captains Owen Hromow and Regan Carr two of the top talents coming out of Canberra.

Both players have proven they have the respect of their peers with Hromow named the Raiders Player’s Player in the SG Ball Cup this season while Carr took out the award for the Harold Matts’ side.

The pair have also been hardened by a tough winter playing among men in the Canberra Raiders Cup first grade competition.


Barnes, who coaches 12 of the ACT’s 20-man squad at Erindale College, said the strength of the bond in his side would stand the test of the week in Redcliffe.

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“We have five guys playing first grade in Canberra currently,” he said.

“That is another thing, they are playing against men each week who are big and strong. Coming up against these guys (Queensland), in terms of physicality, shouldn’t be daunting for them.”

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Finals results


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Confraternity Shield final

Ignatius Park College, Townsville 32 – 0 St Patrick’s College, Mackay

Positional play-offs:

St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon 38 – 6 The Cathedral College, Rockhampton

Iona College, Lindum 10 – 4 Marymount College, Burleigh Waters

St Mary’s College, Toowoomba 16 – 6 St Augustine’s College, Cairns

Bob Lindner Trophy final

Shalom College, Bundaberg 18 – 16 Padua College, Kedron

Positional play-offs:

St Peter Claver College, Riverview 16 – 16 Marist College, Ashgrove

Emmaus College, Rockhampton 32 d- 10 St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe

Rockhampton Grammar School 22 – 6 Aquinas College, Ashmore

Neil Bloxsidge Plate final

Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, Dalby 28 – 10 St Edmund’s College, Ipswich

Positional play-offs:

Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers 36 – 10 St Michael’s College, Merrimac

St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane 34 – 6 Holy Spirit College, Mackay 6

Assumption College, Warwick 16 – 12 Marist College, Emerald

Confraternity Bowl final

Clairvaux MacKillop College, Mt Gravatt 30 – 12 St Columban’s College, Caboolture

Positional play-offs:

All Souls St Gabriel’s College, Charters Towers 36 – 10 St Thomas More College, Sunnybank

St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie 36 – 6 Blackheath & Thornburgh College, Charters Towers

St Joseph’s College, Toowoomba 28 d Faith Lutheran College, Plainland 4

Confraternity Cup final

Xavier Catholic College, Hervey Bay 30 – 0 Mt Maria College, Mitchelton

Positional play-offs:

Chanel College, Gladstone 20 – 8 Good Shepherd College, Mount Isa

Unity College, Caloundra West 34 – 12 St Patrick’s College, Gympie

St John’s School, Roma 26 – 6 St Mary’s College, Woree

Men of League Challenge final

St Anthony’s College, Townsville 24 d- 10 Gilroy Santa Maria College, Ingham

Positional play-offs:

Emmaus College, Jimboomba 20 – 8 Trinity College, Beenleigh 8

Chisholm Catholic College, Cornubia 16 – 14 Ryan Catholic College, Townsville

St Augustine’s College, Augustine Heights 28 – 4 St James’ College, Spring Hill

Wednesday, June 22

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12pm: St Dominic’s College v Hunter Sports High (Action Photo’s SOON)

12.30pm: Patrician Brothers Blacktown v Westfields Sports

1.30pm: Hills Sports v Endeavour Sports High

Wednesday, June 29

11am: Farrer MAHS v All Saints Maitland


Illawarra Sports High v Hallam College

Erindale College v The Grange P-12 School

Patrician Brothers Fairfield v Holy Cross College, Ryde

Bass High v St Gregory’s College

*Games expected to be scheduled for start of Term 3

Tuesday, May 31

Tuesday, May 31

11am: Patrician Brothers Fairfield 64 – 0 Farrer MAHS

Wednesday, June 1

11am: Holy Cross College 38 – 24 All Saints Maitland

11.30am: Erindale College 64 – 0 Illawarra Sports High

12pm: Endeavour Sports High 20 – 14 Patrician Brothers Blacktown (Action Photo’s Monday 13 June)

Wednesday, June 8

12pm: St Dominic’s v Bass High

1.30pm: Hunter Sports High v St Gregory’s College

11am: The Grange P-12 College v Hallam College

Thursday, June 9

Westfields Sports High v Hills Sports High

Queensland Results

Langer Cup

Ipswich SHS 24 – 16 Keebra Park SHS

Aaron Payne Cup

Mackay State High School 0 – 32 St Patrick’s College

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