SUPER U20s CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL AT BALLYMORE THIS WEEKEND

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3/31/2017


The Super U20s Championship Final will be contested at Ballymore Stadium this Sunday from 2pm between defending Champions Queensland U20s and NSW Gen Blue U20s.

The live broadcast will be live streamed on www.RUGBY.com.au and RUGBY.com.au Facebook LIVE from 1:45pm and at each respective state websites, through RUGBY.com.au streaming partner BAR TV.

The partnership between BAR TV and ARU Media has seen a major increase in the exposure of the Super U20s competition in its second season, reaching record online viewership numbers across the site’s digital and social media platforms. 

The standard of rugby has also seen a dramatic improvement in 2017, with the Queensland U20s leading the way once again. Brad Thorn’s men remain undefeated in Super U20s Championship over the past two season, with only NSW standing in the way of back-to-back titles.

Last week, NSW Gen Blues staged a thrilling come from behind victory to win 41-35 in Melbourne to give them their first Super U20s Finals birth. Coached by former Waratahs and Australian Sevens player Pat McCutcheon, Gen Blue will be looking to use their momentum in the back stage of the tournament to topple the competitions favourites.

ARU National Performance Programs Manager, Adrian Thompson said: “The standard of this year’s competition has been very high and we have seen some great new talent coming through for the BMW Australia U20s squad. 

“The squad for the Oceania U20s Championship will be confirmed following the Players of National Interest camp at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast next week.” 

BMW Australia U20s Head Coach, Simon Cron said: “The Super U20s Championship has given those players an opportunity to show what they can do at the domestic level and now we need to create an environment that pushes them to the next level to compete internationally”. 

“We will be working hard with the players from the moment they get into camp, we need to create depth in the squad and start working on role clarity in key areas of the game.

“The selectors are still looking closely at players for positions and there is still opportunity for guys to put their hands up to be in the Oceania squad.”  

The Final is the culmination of five weeks of competition with each of the Super U20s sides playing in venues across the country.

Entry to the 2017 Super U20 Champion Final at Ballymore is free.

To watch the RUGBY.com.au LIVE stream, click here.