Tthe AIS Under 18's Squad wrapped up its four-match stint in the Northern Hemisphere with a 30-22 win against England Under 17 at South Leeds Stadium, the Schoolboys pasted BARLA Under 18s 58-12 at Whitehaven.
Leading the way was brilliant Souths Logan Magpie and Marsden State High talent Chris Sandow, who scored three tries playing at five-eighth for Australia.
His man-of-the-match performance began with an artful kick feign out wide, opening a gap for him to dive across the tryline.
Sandow then put centre Peni Tagive into a hole on halfway, backing up on the inside and showing exceptional speed to finish in style.
Amazingly, Palm Beach Currumbin schoolboy Shannon Walker also had enough time to post a hat-trick before halftime, including one blistering effort over 80m.
Both Walker and Sandow are contracted to NRL newcomers the Gold Coast Titans.
The second half saw tries to Redcliffe’s David Hala, Easts Tigers’ Luke Capewell and Norths Devils’ Aiden Tolman.
Tries for BARLA came from winger James Haynes and Chris Forster, son of former Ireland World Cup player and Warrington Wolves mainstay Mark Forster.
While Australian Schoolboys will prepare for Saturday’s match against the Great Britain Community Lions at Doncaster, the AIS squad, featuring 12 Queenslanders, will return home after their latest success.. Learn More