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NZ Secondary Schools Champions St Paul's College, departs on Thursady to Sydney for their second game in the NSW Nutrigrain Cup. After beating Erindale College on the 14th of June, they now advance to the final 16 NSW/QLD knock-out competition that began with 400 teams).
They will play in a televised game (Australia only) against St Dominics Penrith at Parramatta Stadium on Friday as a curtain raiser to the Eels vs Bulldogs.
Should St Paul's win, the 2003 NZ Secondary School champions will gain automatic entry to the 2003 Nutrigrain Cup final 16.
The Australians also view this as an important development, making much of the International flavour that their most prestigious schoolboys programme now has.
In a recent release they refer to St Paul's as the "giant killers from the shaky isles".
The NZ Rugby League Foundation's National Development Manager (Richard Bolton) is currently working on a revised format for our NZ Secondary Schools programme to ensure the selection of a quality 2003 Champion to represent us in next years Nutrigrain Cup.
The game is scheduled for a 4.35pm (Sydney time) kick off, Friday 28th June at Parramatta Stadium.