Harry Sullivan (centre) with his father Mark (left) and uncle Andrew, has made a Queensland rugby league team.
Harry Sullivan (centre) with his father Mark (left) and uncle Andrew, has made a Queensland rugby league team.

Sullivan makes state side

ST Mary’s pupil Harry Sullivan has made the Queensland 12 years primary school rugby league invitational side to play in the nationals after winning the best player award for Darling Downs at the state championships at Redcliffe.

The Collegians club player was vice-captain and one of four Warwick area players in the Darling Downs side which had a win and a draw in its six championship games.

Isaac Chaffey (Killarney State School), Angus Croft (Yangan State School) and Mason Blades (St Mary’s) were in the team which was trained by Mick Grew (St Joseph’s School, Stanthorpe) and coached by Stan McDonnell (Goondiwindi State School).

Harry played hooker, scored both tries and won man of the match in a 10-all draw with Metropolitan North.

Darling Downs beat North West 16-0 and, despite losing 20-10 to carnival winners Metropolitan West, could almost claim a moral victory.

Metropolitan West only conceded 16 points in the carnival, 10 to Darling Downs.

Darling Downs performed well in other games but went down 16-14 to Wide Bay, 4-0 to Metropolitan East and 22-10 to North Queensland.

Harry will attend a training camp for a week before travelling to Adelaide for the nationals in August.

The invitational side will be coached by former Warwick resident John Masters.

Harry and Angus Croft will play for Warwick and Southern Downs in the Zone 5 under-43kg carnival at Father Ranger Oval, which starts on Monday.



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