September 23, 2020

New Zealand Barbarian Under 18 squad announced

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced 50 players to assemble as the 2020 New Zealand Barbarians Under 18 squad. 8 players have been selected from within Chiefs Country.

Following involvement in the regional development camps that take place across the country next week, the players will assemble in Hamilton and form two teams named after New Zealand and Barbarian Rugby legends Andy Haden and Alan Whetton.

The teams will be coached by Mark Hammett and Tom Coventry as they prepare for a one-off fixture on Friday 9 October.

The players selected represent 29 schools from 12 Provincial Unions, spanning from Dargaville High School in the north, to King's High School in Dunedin. King's College (Auckland), Hamilton Boy’s High School and St Andrew's College (Christchurch) have the biggest representation.

NZR High Performance Player Development Manager Matt Sexton said the selection was a fantastic reward for what had been a disrupted 1st XV season for many.

“Our talent identification network has done a great job this season in finding talent right across the country and we are really pleased with the group that has been selected.

“While we would usually have teams preparing for international fixtures, this performance camp will be great development for players and the one-off match will be an exciting encounter.”

“The aim is to have these young players excited about what is ahead, and prepare them for what will be needed at the next level of the game,” said Sexton.

New Zealand Barbarian Rugby Club President Alan Whetton said the organisation was excited to be involved in this year’s programme.

“First of all, a hearty congratulations to the squad of 50 players who have been selected in the New Zealand Barbarian Under 18 squad, it is fantastic news for you and your families.

“It is also very exciting and humbling to hear that the two squads will be named the Andy Haden XV and the Alan Whetton XV. Andy was a trailblazer who created a pathway for the modern rugby player today and it is a fitting recognition of a special player who sadly passed away this year. And as for the Alan Whetton XV, I am certainly not in the league of Andy but will gladly accept the honour,” said Whetton.

The 2020 New Zealand Barbarian Under 18 squad is:
Fletcher Anderson (Christs College Canterbury)
Jeremiah Asi (St Peters College Auckland)
Torian Barnes (St Andrews College Canterbury)
Will Bason (St Kentigern College Auckland)
Che Clarke (Kings College Auckland)
Allan Craig (St Kentigern College Auckland)
Bradley Crichton (St Patricks College Wellington)
Elyjah Crosswell (Palmerston North Boys’ High School Manawatu)
Ollie Curtis (Christchurch Boys’ High School Canterbury)
Chicago Doyle (Kings College Auckland)
Ajay Faleafaga (St Peters College Auckland)
Fehi Fineanganofo (Auckland Grammar School Auckland)
Olly Foote (Hamilton Boys’ High School Waikato)
Harry Godfrey (Whanganui Collegiate Wanganui)
Ollie Haig (Otago Boys’ High School Otago)
Jamie Hannah (Christchurch Boys’ High School Canterbury)
Fabian Holland (Christchurch Boys’ High School Canterbury)
Riley Higgins (St Patricks College Silverstream Wellington)
Noah Hotham (Hamilton Boys’ High School Waikato)
Dayton Iobu (Kings College Auckland)
Luron Iosefa (Kings College Auckland)
Taha Kemara (Hamilton Boys’ High School Waikato)
Jadin Kingi (Sacred Heart Auckland)
Siale Lauaki (St Patricks College Wellington)
Adam Lennox (Whanganui Collegiate Wanganui)
Hanz Leota (Scots College Wellington)
Blake Makiri (St Peters Cambridge Waikato)
Harris McRobbie (Rangiora High School Canterbury)
George Methven (St Bede’s College Canterbury)
Lavengamonu (Monu) Moli (Marlborough Boys’ College Tasman)
Havila Molia (St Pauls Collegiate School Waikato)
James Mullan (Rangiora High School Canterbury)
Joel Parry (St Andrews College Canterbury)
Lucas Payne (Dargaville High School Northland)
Te Rama Reuben (St Kentigern College Auckland)
Dominic Ropeti (Scots College Wellington)
Jone Rova (New Plymouth Boys’ High School Taranaki)
Fiti Sa (Christs College Canterbury)
Steve Salelea (Kings High School Otago)
Isilei Saumaki (St Andrews College Canterbury)
Wallace Sititi (De La Salle College Auckland)
Christian Stenhouse (St Patricks College Wellington)
Jayden Stok (Napier Boys’ High School Hawke's Bay)
Tony Tafa (Kelston Boys’ High School Auckland)
Caleb Tangitau (Westlake Boys’ High School North Harbour)
Amini Toga (St Andrews College Canterbury)
Mason Tupaea (Hamilton Boys’ High School Waikato)
Quinlan Tupou (St Peters Cambridge Waikato)
Rohan Wingham (Kings High School Otago)
Owen Wright (Aotea College Wellington)