U18 Junior Black Sox left today to head over to Australia, we wish them all the very best from everyone here at Roosters. We would like to do a shout out to our very own Levi Wilson and Te Kirika Cooper-Nicola, we.both know you will do us proud. #teamroosters #roosterproud

Below the first media release from SNZ

Junior Black Sox named for Queensland U18 State Championships

The Temperzone Junior Black Sox will continue their preparation towards the U18 Boy’s World Cup when they travel to Australia this October to compete in the Queensland U18 State Championships. The Queensland State Championships will be held in Toowoomba over the period 4-6 October and will involve top U18 club teams from across the state.

Thomas Makea has named 15 athletes in his squad, which looks considerably different to the team that competed in the Easter Classic Tournament in Auckland.

“This team provides the opportunity for another group of wider training group athletes to come into the Junior Black Sox environment and showcase their skills” said Coach Makea. It is hoped that these athletes take this opportunity and make the most of it.

The wider training group will assemble again at the end of October for a tournament and training camp.

Temperzone Junior Black Sox to attend the Queensland U18 State Championships:Levi Wilson, Te Kirika Cooper-Nicola (North Harbour) Carlos Amai-Tatu, Oscar Clark, Ryan Earley, Liam Jardine-Ngauamo, Brendan Kopu-Lowerson, Jacob Lee, Harrison Wildbore, Yorel Alapaki (Auckland), Elijah Mataira, Kahurangi Beamsley-Allan (Hawkes Bay) Dallas Clifton, Jonathan Little (Hutt Valley) Dylan Jackson (Wellington)Team ManagementThomas Makea, Head Coach, (Wellington), Jarrad Martin, Assistant Coach (Taranaki), Wayne Small, Manager (Wellington)