Junior Rugby ignites with Southern States showdown

by Rugby Australia

This week South Australia Juniors (U14s, U16s and U18s) take on Tasmania right at Rugby Park in Hobart.

From the 24 to the 26 of September all age groups will play two matches, with many from the Tasmania Rugby Community urging fans to come and attend the spectacle.

The weekend comes as a silver lining to what has been a challenging year for both Tasmanian and South Australian Rugby with the weekend comminating with a main event of the U18s match with Tasmania hoping to claim back-to-back victories from their last win in 2019.

Nic Robertson, Tasmanian Rugby Union (TRU) Junior Development Manager said “We look forward to providing our boys and the South Australian players with a memorable experience.

“We hope this helps to solidify the working relationship between our States and paves the way for all our future rugby players.

“Not many Wallabies come from Tasmania, but Adam Coleman grew up here, went to New Town High, and represented Tasmania in Under 14s, 16s and 18s.

“He then went on to play for the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and now plays internationally.”

President of the TRU, Ebony Altimira, believes: “The future of Rugby is bright for Tasmanian Juniors and there are pathways for them to aspire to great things.

“They may be representing Tasmania in Juniors now, but who knows, we may even see some of these Juniors playing in the Rugby World Cup here in Australia in 2027.

“TRU welcomes everyone to come to Rugby Park this weekend to cheer the Tasmania State teams to hopefully win back-to-back victories against South Australia and you may even see a future Wallaby star in the making.”

Further details on the weekend can be found on the Tasmanian Rugby Union Juniors Facebook page.