Schoolboys post record win in first Tour game

(Photo: Australian Schoolboys Rugby League Facebook)

The Australian Schoolboys have gotten their 2018 Tour of England off to a flying start with a record breaking 92-0 win over England Colleges at Newcastle’s Kingston Park.

The 92-point win is the biggest ever by an Australian Schoolboys side, topping the 2016 side’s 86-6 win over the Cumbria Combined Regional Academy.

Winger Zac Cini bagged a first half hat trick as the Aussie’s piled on 58 unanswered points in the first half, with Brisbane Broncos contracted fullback Fanitesi Niu also scoring twice.

Cini scored his fourth try of the game after the break, as the Schoolboys added 34 points in the second half.

Newcastle Knights’ centre Starford To’a, who scored the final try of the game, was named Man of the Match.

The Schoolboys will play their second of their five tour fixtures against the Yorkshire Academy on Wednesday morning (6:30am AEDT) at Castleford’s Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Australian Schoolboys 92 (Zac Cini 4, Timanu Alexander 2, Fanitesi Niu 2, Max Altus, Bradman Best, Stephen Crichton, Tom Dearden, Matthew Doorey, Ryan Gray, Franklin Pele, Tommy Talau, Starford To’a tries; Jock Madden 10/13, Stephen Crichton 2/2, Tom Dearden 0/2 goals) def. England Colleges 0 at Kingston Park, Newcastle. Man of the Match: Starford To’a (Australian Schoolboys).

Starting Lineup: 1 Fanitesi Niu, 2 Stephen Crichton, 3 Bradman Best, 4 Starford To’a, 5 Zac Cini, 6 Jock Madden, 7 Tom Dearden, 8 Ratu Nanovo, 9 Ryan Gray, 10 Penisimani Teaupa, 11 Juwan Compain, 12 Matthew Doorey, 13 Jalal Bazzaz.

Watch replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vA6rjd3XVk&t

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