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Catholic squad dominates in U15 blitz

NSWCCC Under 15's go on the attack in their Day 3 match against NSWCIS at St. Marys Leagues Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)
NSWCCC Under 15's go on the attack in their Day 3 match against NSWCIS at St. Marys Leagues Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Catholic squad dominates in U15 blitz

Schoolboy rugby league under 15 Day NSWCCC v NSWCIS

Author : Jocelyn Airth
News Corp Australia Sports Newsroom

The Combined Catholic College was too strong for the Combined Independent Schools team in the U15s after a dominant display.

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Watch a full replay of Under 15’s – NSWCCC v NSWCIS.

Fearless Finau Latu and Jeziah Funa-Luta led CCC to a dominant 42-8 victory over CIS in the 15s NSW Schools Championships.

The huge win saw the CCC boys finish the series undefeated, having beaten CHS on Tuesday.

CCC’s player of the match Funa-Luta, who is part of Parramatta’s system, said he was grateful to test himself against the best schoolboys in NSW.

“Before the game we were talking about our three goals, to tighten the middle, win our first three tackles and be tight in defence. But all around we had a good performance” Funa-Luta said.

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“It was good to have a new competition, see where I’m at, compared to everyone else.”

CCC playmaker Matthew Humphries, who was a bit of an unknown heading into the series, put in another strong performance.

“(Humphries) led us around really well, he was really physical, which are probably all question marks people had around him,” CCC coach Kyle Churchill said.

“But in those first training sessions we had, he really showed something and I think he really led in both games of the campaign, both on and off the field.”

“Finau was good and Jezaiah was really good on his left edge.”

Best plays: Combined Catholic Colleges proved too strong for Combined Independent Schools in their under-15s matchup.

It was a tough day out for CIS, but halfback Alex Conti was proud of his side’s efforts.

“We got a bit low around the bench, few players got injured, but we put out hearts on the line,” CIS’ player of the match Conti said.

Alex Conti receives his Player of the Match award from the Sharks Glenn Brailey (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Alex Conti receives his NSWCIS u15’s Player of the Match award from the Sharks Glenn Brailey (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

“Edwin Langi and Mitchell Woods have been standouts, Edwin got us going through the middle and Mitch led from the back.

“It’s good to test yourself, it helps you get better too.”

Flyer Carson T’malii opened the scoring for CCC, crossing on the left edge off a beautiful ball from Humphries.

A slick pass from CCC fullback Jaxon Edgar then allowed rangy winger Tom Kirk to score on the right.

Strong aerial work by Lachlan Dooner saw the centre collect a perfect Toby Rodwell bomb and cross to extend CCC’s lead.

Lachlan Dooner leaps high to mark a Toby Rodwell kick to score out wide during the  NSW U15 Combined Catholic Colleges v Combined Independent Schools game of the State Rugby League Tri-Series held at St Mary's Leagues Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Lachlan Dooner leaps high to mark a Toby Rodwell kick to score out wide during the  NSW U15 Combined Catholic Colleges v Combined Independent Schools game of the State Rugby League Tri-Series held at St Mary’s Leagues Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Lachlan Dooner leaps high to mark a Toby Rodwell kick to score out wide during the  NSW U15 Combined Catholic Colleges v Combined Independent Schools game of the State Rugby League Tri-Series held at St Mary's Leagues Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Lachlan Dooner leaps high to mark a Toby Rodwell kick to score out wide during the  NSW U15 Combined Catholic Colleges v Combined Independent Schools game of the State Rugby League Tri-Series held at St Mary’s Leagues Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Lachlan Dooner leaps high to mark a Toby Rodwell kick to score out wide during the  NSW U15 Combined Catholic Colleges v Combined Independent Schools game of the State Rugby League Tri-Series held at St Mary's Leagues Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Lachlan Dooner leaps high to mark a Toby Rodwell kick to score out wide during the  NSW U15 Combined Catholic Colleges v Combined Independent Schools game of the State Rugby League Tri-Series held at St Mary’s Leagues Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Lachlan Dooner leaps high to mark a Toby Rodwell kick to score out wide during the  NSW U15 Combined Catholic Colleges v Combined Independent Schools game of the State Rugby League Tri-Series held at St Mary’s Leagues Stadium (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

CIS’ Langi was a force through the middle – it took multiple defenders to pull the prop down.

Five-eighth Joe Walsh made a great break that, thanks to strong support from winger Aidan Gow, saw Lachlan Simpson score CIS’ first try.

CCC led 14-4 at half time and continued their rampage into the second stanza.

Edgar put Riley Oitmann over, before halfback Rodwell’s brilliant footwork saw him snatch his own four-pointer.

CIS responded via centre Onitini Large, who capitalised on an overlap out left.

But Riley Allen, Sam Carr and Oitmann then barged over to seal CCC’s huge 42-8 win.

Jezaziah Funa-Luta NSWCCC u15's Day 3 Player of the Match award from the Cronulla Sharks' Glenn Brailey (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

Jezaziah Funa-Luta NSWCCC u15’s Day 3 Player of the Match award from the Cronulla Sharks’ Glenn Brailey (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

NSWCCC – 42
TRIES : Carson T’malii, Riley Oitmann 2, Tom Kirk, Lachlan Dooner, Toby Rodwell, Riley Allen, Sam Carr
GOALS : Lachlan Dooner 5

NSWCIS – 8
TRIES : Lachie Simpson, Onitini Large
GOALS :

NSWCCC and NSWCIS Under 15's on Day 2 of their match in the NSW Schoolboys Tri-Series (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

NSWCCC and NSWCIS Under 15’s on Day 3 of their match in the NSW Schoolboys Tri-Series (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

NSWCCC Under 15's on Day 3 of their match in the NSW Schoolboys Tri-Series (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

NSWCCC Under 15’s on Day 3 of their match in the NSW Schoolboys Tri-Series (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

NSWIS Under 15's on Day 3 of their match in the NSW Schoolboys Tri-Series (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

NSWIS Under 15’s on Day 3 of their match in the NSW Schoolboys Tri-Series (Photo : Steve Montgomery)

DAY 3 ACTION PHOTO GALLERIES

Under 15’s NSWCCC v NSWCIS

Under 18’s NSWCCC v NSWCIS

DAY 2 ACTION PHOTO GALLERIES

Under 15’s NSWCHS v NSWCIS

Under 18’s NSWHSC v NSWCIS

DAY 1 ACTION PHOTO GALLERIES

Under 15’s NSWCCC v NSWCHS

Under 18’s NSWCCC v NSWCHS  

Under 15’s Team Lists

Combined Independent Schools Under 15’s

1 Mitchell Woods, St Patricks College Strathfield
2 Heamasi Makasini, Newington College
3 Onitoni Large, The Scots College
4 Casey McLean, Newington College
5 Charlie Poynton, St Augustine’s College
6 Joe Walsh, St Augustine’s College
7 Alex Conti, St Patricks College Strathfield
8 Edwin Langi, The Kings School
9 Jaxon Allen, Cranbrook School
10 Toby Brial, The Scots College
11 Luke Wakefield, Oakhill College
12 Daniel Lua, Newington College
13 Chaice Bayley, Central Coast Sports College

14 Quinn Mersal, Newington College
15 Anthony Abdow, Oakhill College
16 Finnlay Bartlett, The Scots College
17 Luka Ponsonby, St Alloysius’ College
18 Lachlan Simpson, Central Coast Sport College
19 Sione-Na Lua, Georges River Grammar
20 Xavier Singh, Central Coast Sport College

Combined Catholic Colleges Under 15’s

1 Riley Allen, Patrician Brothers College
2 Sam Carr, St Joseph’s College
3 Lachlan Coinakis, Patrician Brothers’ College
4 Lachlan Dooner, St Gregory’s College
5 Jaxon Edgar, St Dominic’s College
6 Junior Fagalele, Patrician Brothers’ College
7 Jezaiah Funa-luta, Patrician Brothers’ College
8 Jack Hilliar, St Joseph’s High School
9 Cody Hopwood, All Saints College
10 Matthew Humphries, St Edwards College
11 Tom Kirk, Edmund Rice College
12 Finau Latu, Patrician Brothers College
13 Hokafonu Lemoto, Patrician Brothers’ College

14 Kenneth McKeever-King, Patrician Brothers’ College
15 Riley Oitmann John, Therry Catholic College
16 Toby Rodwell, Edmund Rice College
17 Mikayel Tito, Parramatta Marist High School
18 Carson T’malii, Patrician Brothers College
19 Latrell Toby, Smith Emmaus Catholic College
20 Sam Watts, St Joseph’s Regional

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