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Schoolboys prepare for their 'Bledisloe Cup'

rugby.com.au     04 Oct 2010    

The Pat Langtry-coached Australians scored three-tries-to-nil to extend their unbeaten streak to six matches this season and will head into Wednesday’s final Test against the Kiwis in Otago full of confidence.

Tonga were first to get on the board through a penalty to Fe’ao Hui but the visitors soon evened the ledger through the boot of Dion Taumata, who kicked two conversions and a penalty for the match.

King’s School hooker Hugh Roach crashed over in the 24th minute to extend the Australians lead to 10-3 which they held until the 46th minute when St Augustine’s College centre Malietoa Hingano scored on the back of a stolen line-out ball.

Brisbane State High School winger Chris Feauai-Sautia took the Test out of the reach of the Tongans with a fine second-half try at the school of former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick.

The Australian Schoolboys head into next week’s hit out with the Baby Blacks keen to extend their recent form against their traditional rivals and wrap up their five-game tour of Samoa and NZ with a clean record.

The last time they met in 2008, Australia achieved their inaugural away victory over New Zealand after 13 previous attempts stretching back to 1975 – a historic breakthrough which came on the back of the Australian Schoolboys first victory over the Kiwis in a decade in 2007.

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS 22 (Hugh ROACH, Malietoa HINGANO, Chris FEAUAI-SAUTIA tries; Dion TAUMATA 2 conversions, penalty) defeated TONGA SCHOOLS 3 (Fe’ao HUI penalty) at Sacred Heart College, Auckland.

REMAINING FIXTURES:

Wednesday 6 Oct - Australian Schoolboys v New Zealand Schools - Littlebourne, Otago BHS - 11.45am