Carlo Tizzano Set to Take on the Northern Hemisphere
UWA flanker Carlo Tizzano has been picked by coach Andrew Moloney to tour the Northern Hemisphere with the Australian Schools team.
For the first time in Australian Rugby history the Australian Schools team can now comprise of players that have already left school if they are under the age of 18.
Tizzano, a member of the Future Force development program had an outstanding year playing for UWA in the Fortescue Premier Grade earning himself RugbyWA’s P.G. Hampshire Award for best and fairest player in the competition.
Tizzano inclusion into the squad will be a fine addition bolstering side that narrowly fell to New Zealand Schools side 12-24 last Saturday in Ballymore Queensland.
The move to add U18s into the Australian Schools side was a move to align with the Northern Hemisphere model raising the level of talent within the Australian squad.
Tizzano and his team will have a series of matches, facing strong sides such as the Ireland U19s, Scotland U19s, Munster Academy, Ulster Academy and a selection of Top Six Scotland Schools ready to take on Australia’s best.
Finding out about his selection on the last day of the Under 19s URC tournament Tizzano was excited to return to the team after missing the tour last year due to a knee injury.
“I’m pretty confident I know i can make a big impact in this team I’ve met the coach before and we had a chat about my role, I’m excited to head over and prove myself at the top level.”
“We are playing some pretty competitive sides but at the end of the day it’s just footy we have some top level talent in this Aussi side, I’m confident with the guys around me that we can come away with some good results.”
It is a great honor and huge achievement to be involved in a squad at such a high level, Tizzano’s selection is a testament to the growing talent seen in Western Australia.
The Australian Schools team will reconvene in Sydney on Wednesday November 21 before departing on November 25.
AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS SQUAD
2018 Australian Schools and U18s Squad for Ireland and Scotland
Daniel Ala, St Augustine’s College
Angus Bell, Newington College
Angus Bell, St Ignatius’ College
John Connolly, The Kings School
Vincent Creagh, St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill
Max Douglas, NSW Gen Blue Academy
Reno Gerrard, The Southport School
Carter Gordon, Brisbane Boys College
Will Harris, The Scot’s College
Zane Hogan, St Edmund’s College
Lachlan Ilias, Trinity Grammar School
Spencer Jeans, The Southport School
Brendan Jimenez, St Edmund’s College
Tyrell Kopua, The Southport School
Thomas Lambert, Trinity Grammar School
Viliami Lea, Queensland Reds Academy
Reesjan Pasitoa, St Joseph’s College, Nudgee
Billy Pollard, Barker College
Luke Reimer, Barker College
Seb Strang, The Scot’s College
Phranci Sula-Siaosi, St Joseph’s College, Nudgee
Bailey Tautau, St Joseph’s College, Nudgee
Carlos Tizzano, Future Force Academy
Tom van der Schyff, The Southport School
Harry Vella, St Joseph’s College, Nudgee
Joey Walton, Wadalba HS
Jeremy Williams, The Scot’s College
2018 Australian Schools and U18s Fixtures
Australia v Munster Academy, November 30
Australia v Ulster Academy, December 4
Australia v Ireland U19s, December 8
Australia v Scotland Top Six Schools Selection, December 9
Australia v Scotland U19s, December 16