Dragons Junior Rep Trials Approaching
Thursday 20 December 2012 8:00 AM
Trials for selection into the final Dragons Junior Representative teams will be staged early in the new year.
All four Junior Representative train-on squads have been involved in a seven week pre-season training program, and all members of each squad have worked really hard in their efforts to prepare for the 2013 Rugby League season. Each squad currently contains approximately 30 members, but following January trials these squads will be reduced to the final teams, each comprising approximately 25 players.
St George SG Ball trialists work hard under the watchful eye of SG Ball Assistant Coach Luke Phillips
Trials commence on Saturday January 12 when the Illawarra Steelers Harold Matthews Cup (U16’s) squad takes on its St George counterpart at WIN Stadium #2, Wollongong, at 4.00pm. This match will be followed by the Illawarra Steelers v St George SG Ball Cup (U18’s) trial at 5.15pm.
Illawarra Steelers Harold Matthews cup players complete a pre-season skills drill
On Saturday January 19 St George Junior Reps will trial against the North Sydney Bears at TG Milner Field at 9.00am and 10.30am, whilst the Illawarra Steelers Junior Reps will do battle with the Sydney Roosters at WIN Jubilee Oval Kogarah at 9.00am and 10.30am.
Final trials, probably with reduced numbers, will be played on Australia Day, Saturday 26 January, when the St George squads play the Sydney Roosters at WIN Jubilee Oval at 9.00am and 10.30am, and the Illawarra Steelers play Parramatta on WIN Stadium #2 at 9.30am and 11.15am.
Steelers SG Ball Cup trialsists complete another session in the weights room
Dragons Junior Rep Manager Neil Lovett said today “The coaches of all four teams – Graeme Wynn (St George Harold Matthews Cup), Ben Hornby (St George SG Ball Cup), Adam Bezzina and Michael Stone (Illawarra Harold Matthews Cup) and Dean Young (Illawarra SG Ball Cup) – face a tough task in selecting their final teams. All four squads have really put in during the pre-season period, and every player can be proud of their efforts to date. They have given themselves the best chance of performing at their best in the upcoming trials, and the ones who don’t make the final squads can feel a little unlucky.”
Competition matches commence on Saturday 9 February – see the Draw on this website.