2005 Junior
Kiwis squad announced

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The New Zealand Rugby League conducted their High Performance Camp at Kings College, Otahuhu over the last 4 days which included the top 30 boys in both the Under 16?s and the Under 18?s age groups and 5 elite ladies players.

A first of its kind for the NZRL it proved to be a huge successful and very beneficial for players and coaching staff alike.

After a very full schedule the camp concluded with a trial match for the Under 16?s in build up to selecting the New Zealand 16?s to tour Australia in September and October 2005 where they will have 3 provisional matches, and also a trial match for the final selection of the 2005 Junior Kiwis.

The NZRL and selectors are very happy to announce the following 22 man Junior Kiwis squad:

NAME (In Alphabetical Order) CLUB/FRANCHISE

Joshua Davis Wellington Greg Eastwood Brisbane Broncos Sonny Fa?i Counties Manukau Jetz Marvin Filipo Counties Manukau Jetz Iwi Hauraki Parramatta Eels Scott Jones Glenora Bears Darin Kingi Otahuhu Ellerslie Issac Luke Canterbury Bulldogs Viliami Manu Norths Frank-Paul Nuuausala Otahuhu Ellerslie Daniel O?Regan Mount Albert Lions Matthew Parata Keebra Park High School Duan Poaneki Parramatta Eels Sam Rapira Waicoa Bay Stallions Steve Rapira Waicoa Bay Stallions Setaimata Sa Canterbury Bulls Miguel Start Pakuranga Roger Tafua Canterbury Bulls Alistair Taua?a Otahuhu Ellerslie Benjamin Te?o Keebra Park High School Mataika Vatuvei Glenora Bears Cooper Vuna Otahuhu Ellerslie

Head Coach: Tony Benson Assistant Coach:Frank Harold Manager: Richard Bolton Trainer: Andrew Souter Physiotherapist: Scott Barnes Doctor: Stuart Thomson Analyst / Media: Gene Card

The Junior Kiwi team will remain in camp in Auckland until Sunday when they will set off for Sydney.

They will play a warm up game on Tuesday 19 July against the Sydney Roosters Development Squad at Wentworth Park kicking off at 3.00pm (5.00pm NZ Time) before moving onto Melbourne where they will play their first test match against the Australian Schoolboys as the curtain raiser to the NRL Storm v Roosters game. Kick off time 12.40pm (2.40pm NZ Time).

Brisbane will be the teams next destination and final leg of the tour, again taking on the Australian Schoolboys in their second test match. The game will be played at Kougari Oval, Wynnum at 7.00pm (9.00pm NZ Time).