Boardman selected for Waratahs
FORMER Lennox Head rugby union fullback Dan Boardman has been selected in the New South Wales Waratahs under-20s development squad.
Boardman played first grade as a teenager at the Trojans before moving to Sydney at the end of 2015.
He played in the Colts competition with Randwick last year and his latest selection is a chance to play in the Super 20s competition this season.
Former Lennox Head and Wollongbar-Alstonville junior Joey Fittock was part of the Queensland Reds team who won the inaugural Super 20s championship last year.
He then went on to play games with the Australian under-20s team against New Zealand in the Oceania Rugby Championship.
Former Waratah Matt Bowman and Greg Thompson will coach the NSW under-20s squad this year.
"It's a very different group to last year and they all have different strengths but it's starting to come together quite nicely,” Waratahs general manager Tim Rapp said.
"They seem to get along quite well and they're all really good kids.
"We probably had too big a squad last year and I think it affected our performance.”
While Rapp acknowledged the squad still needed plenty of work ahead of the Super 20s tournament, he said he was happy with the development of the new and returning players.
"Theo Strang has come back from a broken leg,” Rapp said.
"That injury is ongoing but he should be good to go for the tournament.”
The NSW under-20s begin their Super 20s campaign against the Western Force in Sydney on February 25.