South Pacific Squad for Australian NAB Under 16 National Championships

Thursday, May 17 2012 @ 10:02 pm ACST

Contributed by: Michael Christiansen

The South Pacific squad has been finalised after the Oceania Talent Combine held in New Zealand back in April, along with the efforts of the combined PNG/Nauru side during the recent QLD state championships.

#FirstnameSurnameNation
1KitioneTaulaniTonga
2JonahEoeNauru
3OriNilmoPNG
4ScottJohnsonPNG
5DanielGiteauPNG
6LukeSaverePNG
7HoseaWartovaPNG
8SalesvarSablonVanuatu
9Tamata'aneRaiPNG
10MichaelMaccaPNG
11DayneEmmsNew Zealand
12HarryKambuouPNG
13BrockMessingerNew Zealand
14MisitoiTevitaNew Zealand
15ChrisMcNoeNew Zealand
16KadeRiddellNew Zealand
17KurtHeatherleyNew Zealand
18AlexFrewNew Zealand
19MichaelWilliamsNew Zealand
20JoneTabaiwaluFiji
21BenTirangPNG
22RhysPanui-LethNew Zealand
23BenMillerNew Zealand
24ToutaiHaveaTonga
25ShemTatupuNew Zealand

Emergencies

#FirstnameSurnameNation
26HugoPhillipsNew Zealand
27JeconiahPeniPNG
28KerryKalatangVanuatu
29AlexChapmanNew Zealand
30JosephLouluSamoa
31PeterLavongPNG

The main squad includes 11 players from New Zealand, 9 from PNG as well as 2from Tonga and players from Fiji, Vanuatu, and Nauru. As reported recently, Joseph Loulu from Samoa is one of the emergencies along with 2 more from each of NZ and PNG and Kerry Kalatang from Vanuatu.

The NAB U16 championships are scheduled for July at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney. This year will see the debut of the Flying Boomerangs as a part of the tournament as well as the West Australia North-West (Kimberley,Pilbara,Gascoyne) coached by former Saint/Eagle Phil Narkle.

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