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NZ 18s fall to Aus Schoolboys

NZ 18s fall to Aus Schoolboys
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The New Zealand 18s were soundly beaten 40-8 by a slick Australian Schoolboys side at Trust Arena in Auckland on Saturday afternoon.

Following on from a mid-week result which saw the Aussies held to a 26-18 win in Rotorua, the local side were outclassed in the second clash, after a scoreless opening 26 minutes.

New Zealand 18s captain, Dylan Tavita, lamented a lack of discipline from his side.

“It was a great arm wrestle in the first 40 minutes but in the second half, fatigue really got to us and we lacked discipline,” Tavita said.

Australian Schoolboys 40 (Campbell Graham, Bronson Xerri, Tanah Boyd 2, David Fifita 2, Jesse Cronin tries; Zac Lomax 6 goals) def. New Zealand 18s 8 (Mawene Hiroti, Dylan Tavita tries).