Alex Donn and Jacob Gross have been selected in the U11 teams.
Alex Donn and Jacob Gross have been selected in the U11 teams. Erin Smith

Rep trio picked in trials games

THE strong running of centre Taegan Inmon has earnt the St Mary's student a spot in the Darling Downs 12 years team to play in the state primary school championships at Hervey Bay on June 20-26.

Warwick West State School students Jacob Gross and Alex Donn will play for Darling Downs in the 11 years Vic Jensen Shield competition at Stanthorpe during the June/ July school holidays.

The three were selected after Southern Downs teams played in trials in Toowoomba and a game between the possibles and probables.

Southern Downs official Roy Nott said Inmon Taegan impressed with his strong running and defence.

"Jacob started as a halfback at the trials, but has been selected as a running forward," Nott said.

"Alex pushed his way into the 11 years side with a strong performances in the possibles and probables game."

Ramsay State School student Hunter Hamblin is in the second row.

He is a son of legendary Wattles and premiership-winning Clydesdales halfback Cameron Hamblin who is originally from Leyburn.

"Hunter tackles a bit like his dad," Nott said.

The 12 years team will be coached by Stan McDonnell, of Goondiwindi. Fellow Goondiwindi teacher Scott Schultz, a former Clydesdales centre, is coach of the 11 years side.

It is expected both teams will hold at least one training session in Warwick in the run-up to the championships.

St Joseph's, Stanthorpe, teacher Mick Grew is convener of the carnival at Stanthorpe and manager of the 12 years state team to compete in Perth.

Next week, Southern Downs cross-country school championships will be held at Allora, secondary on Tuesday and primary on Wednesday.



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