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Koby Timms goes over the line to score a try for St Mary's. Picture: Nev Madsen.
Koby Timms goes over the line to score a try for St Mary's. Picture: Nev Madsen.

Langer Trophy St Mary’s v Mabel Park

Author : Andrew Dawson News Corp Sports

Langer Trophy live stream today: St Mary’s v Mabel Park

Watch live today the Langer Trophy qualifying clash between Mabel Park SHS and St Mary’s College. Read how Sydney Roosters signing Alex Leapai has inspired his Mabel Park peers.

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Sydney Roosters signing Alex Leapai will lead Mabel Park SHS’s charge in today’s schoolboy Langer Trophy qualifying clash against St Mary’s College.

News Corp will live stream the schoolboy game as part of it’s bumper commitment which will see more games broadcast on its streaming service across the Langer Trophy, Dolphins Cup and Payne Cups this season than ever before.

Alex Leapai, Jordan Tuuga-Stevenson, Riley Baker, Benji Quinlan and Daniel Ratuere from Mabel Park State High School. Picture, John Gass

Alex Leapai, Jordan Tuuga-Stevenson, Riley Baker, Benji Quinlan and Daniel Ratuere from Mabel Park State High School. Picture, John Gass

The winner of today’s clash at Ipswich Brothers will snare the eighth and final position in the Langer Trophy.

This was after Redcliffe qualified for position No.7 after defeating Caloundra SHS.

The six other teams automatically qualified for the Langer Trophy were Palm Beach Currumbin SHS, Marsden SHS, Ipswich SHS, Coombabah SHS, Wavell SHS and Keebra Park SHS.

 

In a boost for Mabel Park SHS’s Langer seniors entering the clash with St Mary’s, the school’s year 7, 8, 9 and 10A teams have all qualified for their respective Broncos Cup competitions.

Leapai, the son of former world heavyweight boxing contender Alex “Lionheart’’ Leapai, said it was inspiring to know the younger age group teams were confirmed in the top division competitions this season.

Harry Schwenke celebrates his try for St Mary's. Will he score again today? Picture: Nev Madsen.

Harry Schwenke celebrates his try for St Mary’s. Will he score again today? Picture: Nev Madsen.

“To hear the juniors have qualified for the Broncos competitions is not only inspirational for the (junior) boys, but also for me,’’ Leapai said.

“It says a lot about the school and the resilience the school has and shows our school is a school that never gives.’’

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Standing 193cm tall and weighing 119kg, Leapai is both an on-field and spiritual leader of a group who are in awe of his early career achievements in snaring a contract with NRL glamour side the Roosters.

Action from last season. Picture: Nev Madsen.

Action from last season. Picture: Nev Madsen.

“I look up to Alex. A lot of the older boys do,’’ said fellow student Benji Quinlan.

Mabel Park SHS lower secondary players Jordan Tuuga-Stevenson, Riley Baker, Benji Quinlan and Daniel Ratuere said it was exciting to have the Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams qualify for the top tier schoolboy competitions, and hoped the Langer squad did the same.

Riley Baker said having teams in all top tier competitions this season was “a big stepping stone for the school’’.

“We are on the up at the moment and being in all four of our grades of the Broncos Cup improves our whole school all together. Playing Langer last year also gave everyone a boost.’’

Quinlan added that “making the Langer last season was a confidence boost and showed we can achieve more this year.’’

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St Mary’s first qualified for Langer in 2019 and has some greats as old boys – from Kangaroos’ captain of the 1920s Tom Gorman through to Johnathan Thurston.

But the Walker brothers, Jaiman and Ben Lowe, Ethan Lowe, Corey Paix (Broncos), Jake Simpkin (West Tigers), Xavier Va’a (Roosters) and Jordan Lipp (Cowboys) are also all old boys, highlighting more elite talent.

“It would mean a lot to our community both past and present (to remain in the Langer),’’ said coach and teacher ?Louis Reen.

“St Mary’s has a strong connection to the regions rugby league identity and the competition gives us the chance to access the strongest competition in the South East corner.

“We also recognise that to qualify in 2022 we need to be at our best. Mabel Park are a quickly developing powerhouse as seen in our junior competitions and they will be stronger in 2022 with the added maturity of their squad.’’

THE TEAMS

St Mary’s College

1. Cruz Williamson, 2. Tarrant Whittingham, 3. Klayton Pickering, 4. Harry Eyers, 5. Tate Cameron, 6. Bailey Nash, 7. Jack Durrie, 8. TBC, 9. Koby Timms, 10. Harrison Schwenke, 11. Jai Purser, 12. Zac Brown, 13. Lachlan Hilton, 14. Manson Caromody, 15. Botrus Dokshen, 17. Noah Rogers, 18. Matt Simpkin.

Mabel Park SHS

1. Te Hataterehapaerau Reid, 2. Atunaisa Pahulu, 3. Elijah Mikaio, 4. Kena Finau, 5. Elijah Tagiilima, 6. Steven Walsh, 7. Julian Drinnan, 8. Deniro Seumanutafa, 9. Daytona Tupuhi-Taoho, 10. Alex Leapai, 11. Marley Lupeomanu, 12. Melchizadek Laumatia, 13. Louruce Brown, 14. Tevita Holaafolau, 15. Hamuera Kingi, 16. Tarawa Latu, 17. Danny Ierome, 18th man: Fiva Taumaletila, 19th man: Sylus I’liga

Livestream schedule

Wednesday, 3pm:

Mabel Park SHS v St Mary’s College

June 1: Start of Langer Trophy, Walters Cup

Benji Quinlan, Jordan Tuuga-Stevenson, Alex Leapai, Daniel Ratuere and Riley Bake. Picture, John Gass
Benji Quinlan, Jordan Tuuga-Stevenson, Alex Leapai, Daniel Ratuere and Riley Bake. Picture, John Gass

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