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Westfields smash PBC (Photo's : Steve Montgomery)

Westfields smash PBC

Author : Katrina May News Corp Sport

Westfields smash PBC

Schoolboys Cup live stream: Palm Beach Currumbin v Westfields Sports High, national final

Westfields are the Australian Schoolboys champions after producing an opening 40 minutes that gave Palm Beach Currumbin no chance of recovery.

Watch a full replay of Westfields SHS v Palm Beach Currumbin.

The team who have made come-from-behind victories their specialty all season didn’t need the inspiration of a comeback this time.

Westfields saved their best until last, racing out to a 26-0 halftime lead, then withstanding a brief comeback and finally charging home to put the seal on one of the most dominant National Schoolboys final victories of all time.

With five eighth Lachlan Galvin pulling the strings, Westfields hammered Gold Coast school Palm Beach Currumbin 38-4 to claim their second national title.

Westsfields Sports High School are the2023 National Schoolboy Cup Champions (Phpoto : Steve Montgmery)

Westsfields Sports High School are the2023 National Schoolboy Cup Champions (Phpoto : Steve Montgmery)

Westsfields Sports High School are the2023 National Schoolboy Cup Champions (Phpoto : Steve Montgmery)

Westsfields Sports High School are the2023 National Schoolboy Cup Champions (Phpoto : Steve Montgmery)

Westfields arethe National Champions (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Westfields arethe National Champions (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Lachlan Galvin is the 2023 Peter Sterling Medalist (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Lachlan Galvin is the 2023 Peter Sterling Medalist (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

GALVIN STEPS UP TO INSPIRE BIG WESTFIELDS SUCCESS

Westfields coach Troy Weeden said he was ‘relieved’ at the result.

“The boys knew what they needed to do,” Weeden said.

“Having that extra week to recover after the final really helped the boys so they could just go in and focus on their football.”

Galvin’s performance secured him both the player of the match and player of the season awards and Weeden said he wasn’t surprised with the accolades.

“Lachie Galvin did what Lachie Galvin does,” he said.

“He’s a competitor, he’s a winner and he showed that in the first half particularly.”

Lachlan Galvin dives in for his 2nd try of the National Schoolboy Cup Championship at Allianz Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Lachlan Galvin dives in for his 2nd try of the National Schoolboy Cup Championship at Allianz Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Will Craig gets a bit of room to move. Pic: Steve Montgomery

Will Craig gets a bit of room to move. Pic: Steve Montgomery

Creedence Donovan scores for Palm Beach Currimbin (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Creedence Donovan scores for Palm Beach Currimbin (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Hosea Kedzile unloads to Lachlan Galvin in the National Schoolboy Cup final (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Hosea Kedzile unloads to Lachlan Galvin in the National Schoolboy Cup final (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Westfields halfback Dion Paranthoiene-Willaims gets in on the act to score for Westfields SHS (Photo : Steve Montgomery))

Westfields halfback Dion Paranthoiene-Willaims gets in on the act to score for Westfields SHS (Photo : Steve Montgomery))

Galvin was on fire in the opening half, scoring two tries as Westfields raced out to a 12-0 lead just over 10 minutes into the match.

He would have scored a third shortly after following a strong run from Will Craig, but fumbled the offload.

Dion Paranthoiene-Williams added another try for Westfields in the 22nd minute, followed by a try right on the buzzer from Sosefo Finau.

Five goals from Roy Quiroz-Mapasua, including a late penalty goal, gave Westfields the unassailable halftime break.

The Queenslanders finally put themselves on the scoreboard to open the second half with Credence Donovan scoring following solid offensive pressure from his team.

Westfields seemed to lack the same power they had in the first half and fumbled multiple opportunities.

But Galvin rallied his troops as he brilliantly teamed with Craig to set up a try for Hosea Kedzlie with 10 minutes remaining.

Markuzz Ofanoa and Saint Fuitimau added two more tries late on to put an emphatic note on the success.

PREVIEW

Queensland Champions Palm Beach Currimibin National Schoolboy Cup final team at Allianz Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Queensland Champions Palm Beach Currimibin National Schoolboy Cup final team at Allianz Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

The might of Palm Beach Currumbin against the desire of Westfields Sports High.

The NRL Schoolboys National Cup decider couldn’t get much better than this.

The two best schools from NSW and Queensland will go hammer and tong at one of the NRL’s premier venues, Allianz Stadium, on Wednesday.

All the action will be live streamed on KommunityTV with kick off at 1pm. Check the full day’s live stream below.

National Schoolboys/Girls Finals Live Stream Schedule
Wednesday, September 13

Allianz Stadium

NRL Trophy Grand Final
10am: Hallam College v Kildare Catholic College
WATCH IT LIVE

National Schoolgirls final
11.30am: Hills Sports v Mabel Park
WATCH IT LIVE

National Schoolboys final
1pm: Westfields Sports v Palm Beach Currumbin
WATCH IT LIVE

NSW champions Westfields will put their undefeated record this season on the line, after clinching the Peter Mulholland Cup title last month in a thrilling finish against rivals Palm Beach Currumbin.

It hasn’t been the smoothest of roads for the Sydneysiders, who have had to fight their way from behind on the scoreboard in all but one of their games this season.

While their slow starts have threatened to hamper Westfields, the young squad possesses a confidence and belief that they have the ability to win games from any position.

WATCH WESTFIELDS ROAD TO NATIONAL FINAL

Re-watch Westfields Sports High’s road to the National Schoolboys Cup final. Click the links to watch the exclusive replays.

Peter Mulholland Cup Rd 1 v Patrician Brothers Blacktown
Peter Mulholland Cup Rd 2 v Endeavour Sports
Peter Mulholland Cup Rd 3 v Hills Sports High
Peter Mulholland Cup QF v Hills Sports High
Peter Mulholland Cup SF v Erindale
Peter Mulholland Cup GF v Patrician Brothers Blacktown

PBC star Ray Puru. Pic: Steve Montgomery

PBC star Ray Puru. Pic: Steve Montgomery

“We know we can do it no matter what position we are in the game,” Westfields coach Troy Weeden said.

“You only have to win it in the 60th minute and that is what we did (in the state final).”

Palm Beach Currumbin has endured a fightback of its own this season, after winning only two of its first five matches in the Langer Trophy.

WATCH PBC’S ROAD TO THE NATIONAL CUP FINAL

Re-live every minute of Palm Beach Currumbin’s long road to the NRL National Schoolboy Cup final. Click the links to watch the replays.

Langer Trophy Rd 1 v Marsden
Langer Trophy Rd 2 v Caloundra
Langer Trophy Rd 3 v Mabel Park
Langer Trophy Rd 4 v Redcliffe
Langer Trophy Rd 5 v Ipswich
Langer Trophy Rd 6 v Keebra Park
Langer Trophy Rd 7 v Wavell
Langer Trophy QF v Keebra Park
Langer Trophy SF v Marsden
Langer Trophy GF v Ipswich
Phil Hall Cup final v St Patrick’s College

An 18-6 win over Gold Coast rivals Keebra Park State High kickstarted a run of six-straight wins, including last month’s Phil Hall Cup state grand final against St Patrick’s College, Mackay.

In that period, the red army has conceded an average of 6.3 points per game.

Palm Beach Currumbin coach Tim Maccan will have confidence in his troops that they can shut down their rivals offence much like they did to St Patrick’s College in the 28-0 shutout in the Phil Hall Cup decider.

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