Griffith North students star in rugby squad

HOT SHOTS: Griffith North students Aisea Taupeamuhu, Natalie Gibbs, Darcey Moon, Noah Tyrell, Olivah Brooker and Bryn Francis have all made PSSA representative sides. Absent: Mark Tiuru, Ioane Saula and Elijah Brooker.

HOT SHOTS: Griffith North students Aisea Taupeamuhu, Natalie Gibbs, Darcey Moon, Noah Tyrell, Olivah Brooker and Bryn Francis have all made PSSA representative sides. Absent: Mark Tiuru, Ioane Saula and Elijah Brooker.

GRIFFITH North Public School has continued its dominance in primary school rugby union with five players picked to represent the Riverina against the best school teams in the state.

The Riverina PSSA team will travel to Kiama in the Illawara next term, bolstered with five young guns from the school fast getting a reputation for churning out top quality rugby players.

At selection trials in Wagga last week Mark Tiuru, Bryn Francis, Aisea Taupeamuhu, Olivah Smythe and Noah Tyrrell were named in the squad, a feat which Griffith North's sports director Brett Angel credited to their committed coach.

"For the past four years Aled Francis has been coaching the rugby union at Griffith and now a skilled group has flourished," Angel said.

"Rugby union wasn't popular at the school and now we're known for it, because Aled stated with the boys in year three and now they're coming through year six.

"Last year we had 10 boys make the Riverina team and we've got five more this year, it's unbelievable."

In further good news Griffith North students Elijah Brooker and Darcey Moon have made the representative side for soccer, Natalie Gibbs made it for tennis and Ioane Saula got the nod for rugby league.

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