Keebra Park State High duo Tanah Boyd and David Fifta have lead the Australian Schoolboys to an impressive 40-8 win over the New Zealand 18s this morning.

The final game on the Schoolboys tour of New Zealand, the Australians turned it on in the second half after leading by six at the break.

Boyd and Fifita, members of Keebra’s ARL Schoolboy Cup win earlier this month, were instrumental in the victory, both scoring doubles, with Boyd assisting on a number of others.

Australian Schoolboys 40 (Tanah Boyd 2, David Fifita 2, Jesse Cronin, Campbell Graham, Bronson Xerri tries; Zac Lomax 6 goals) def. New Zealand 18s 8 (Mawene Hiroti, Dylan Tavita tries) at The Trusts Arena, Auckland.

Australian Schoolboys MVP  Tanah Boyd
New Zealand 18s MVP – Dylan Tavita

Team lists
New Zealand 18s
1 Hayze Perham, 2 Mawene Hiroti, 3 Matt Timoko, 4 Zaan Weatherall, 5 Jaxson Paulo, 6 Paul Turner, 7 Dylan Tavita (c), 8 Fine Kule, 9 Sean Mullany, 10 Kelma Tuilagi, 11 Jordan Riki, 12 Darius Farmer, 13 Tyler Slade. Interchange: 14 Joseph Taipari, 15 Valance Harris, 16 Peter Hola, 17 Soane Hufanga.

Australian Schoolboys
1 Dylan Smith, 2 Campbell Graham (c), 3 Bronson Xerri, 4 Zac Lomax (c), 5 Ethan Parry, 6 Tanah Boyd, 7 Haze Dunster, 8 Ky Rodwell, 9 Kyle Schneider, 16 James Roumanos, 11 Teig Wilton, 12 David Fifita, 13 Lindsay Smith. Interchange: 10 Shawn Blore, 14 Luke Huth, 15 Jesse Cronin, 17 Spencer Leniu.


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