Woodlawn dominates schools finals
ST JOHN'S College, Woodlawn, showed its top-notch rugby league pedigree by winning the Under-13 and Under-15 divisions in the Northern Rivers section of the NSW Country Cup schoolboys knockout.
The finals were played at Crozier Field in Lismore on Wednesday.
Woodlawn were far too strong for Kyogle High in the Under-13s, running out 50-0 winners.
In the Under-15s, Woodlawn downed Casino High 26-12.
Graeme Boland, Northern Rivers coaching development manager for the NSW Country Rugby League, said the future of local league was clearly in good hands.
"They threw the ball around well," he said.
"They'll be good representatives for the area."
Boland singled out a number of players for their efforts on Wednesday.
In the Under-13s, he said Chris Binge, Branston Brewer-Charles and Jack Durheim played well for Woodlawn, while Jacob Whitehouse and Jackson Brown kept trying for Kyogle.
He said Aaron Coleman, Codie Austin and Doug Pepper (Woodlawn) and Cody Walker, Darcy Bird and Steve Vidler (Casino) played well in the Under-15s.
The two teams will now travel to Coffs Harbour next Wednesday to take on other winners from the Central Coast, Northern and North Coast divisions.
In the Under-13s, Woodlawn will come up against Tuggera Lakes Secondary College, Farrer Agricultural College from Tamworth and Nambucca High, while the Under-15s will have to play Terrigal High, Farrer Ag and Toormina High.
If the teams are successful, they will then go on to play in the State final at Dubbo on August 17.