Junior Reps 2022

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ASSRL Championships: Talented teens giving Wests Tigers glimpse of the future

A young gun with a Benji Marshall-like step headlines the long line of next generation Wests Tigers that are on show at the Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League National Championships in Redcliffe this week.

Wests Tigers have battled for success for a decade but hope is now at hand as 13 teenagers from the club take part in the rugby league carnival at Moreton Daily Stadium.

And leading the list is a Marshall-like attacking whiz named Onitoni Large.

A 14-year-old from The Scots College, Large was again a standout as NSW CIS beat Queensland in semi-final thriller.

The Tigers are one of the best represented clubs at the under-15s and 18s titles, a mark of the headway they have made with their pathways programs in recent years.

Tigers talent scouts Troy Weeden and Shannon Gallant have been among the throng of club officials and agents who have descended on Redcliffe over the past week to monitor generation next.

No doubt, they liked what they saw from the club’s contingent of emerging stars, led by Large and under-18s prop Jordan Miller.

Miller was named man-of-the-match for NSW Combined Catholic Colleges in their semi-final loss to NSW Combined High Schools on Tuesday.

The powerful frontrower couldn’t get his side across the line as they lost to an outfit that included three of the Tigers’ best and brightest — Tallyn Da Silva, Solomon Saukuru and Kit Laulilii.

Large and his brother Ashton have been exceptional in the under-15 ranks.

Ashton, at 13, is yet to sign with an agent or a club because of his age. The Tigers are working overtime to ensure he commits to them when the time arrives.

 

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It's a start. These are the players Sheens are talking about when he says it will take 3 years for them to be competitive for us in the big league.

We need to retain them, and build a squad of players that can help bring the best out of these youngsters
 

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Was that Miller posed up with the Broncos guy and a Broncos shirt in his hand?
 

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Was that Miller posed up with the Broncos guy and a Broncos shirt in his hand?
Yes.

I assume Man of the Match just gets a pack from whichever NRL club representative is there.

There’s photos of Fita Hala (Wests Tigers Talent Identifier) with kids not from our junior system who got MOM.
 

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Yes.

I assume Man of the Match just gets a pack from whichever NRL club representative is there.

There’s photos of Fita Hala (Wests Tigers Talent Identifier) with kids not from our junior system who got MOM.

Thank god for that - big kid…
Hope him and his old man burn that broncos shirt when he got it home…
 

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interested to see how he performs next year in Ball and Flegg. very hopeful he can make a similar transition to Matamua. by all reports he has talent in droves.
Is not playing colts or club maybe he will head down on weekends like a few of the Roosters & Manly lads or he could be focusing on school.
 

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It's a few days old however the brothers are heavily featured in the following

 

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Anyone know if the Large brothers are related to former Balmain & Roosters junior rep player and CBHS Lewisham five eighth Andrew Large (from the 90s).

I can see a resemblance
 

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Well done to Chris Faagutu for his selection in the 2022 Australian Schoolboys team. Would have been unlucky not to have a couple more chosen, but the majority of our guys (Laulilii, Miller, Da Silva, Mason) were playing against guys a year older in the 18s and will be back next year for another crack.

Onotoni Large was also MVP of the tournament for CIS (who won the15s).
 

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Well done to Chris Faagutu for his selection in the 2022 Australian Schoolboys team. Would have been unlucky not to have a couple more chosen, but the majority of our guys (Laulilii, Miller, Da Silva, Mason) were playing against guys a year older in the 18s and will be back next year for another crack.

Onotoni Large was also MVP of the tournament for CIS (who won the15s).
Well done also to Tom Fletcher, Wests Matt’s Cup 2021, and now with Souths.
 

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Well done to Chris Faagutu for his selection in the 2022 Australian Schoolboys team. Would have been unlucky not to have a couple more chosen, but the majority of our guys (Laulilii, Miller, Da Silva, Mason) were playing against guys a year older in the 18s and will be back next year for another crack.

Onotoni Large was also MVP of the tournament for CIS (who won the15s).
Does CIS stand for Catholic Independent Schools? Since they defeated CHS (Combined (public) High Schools) I was wondering who they played for.
 

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