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Congratulations to Suzuki Easts Tigers Ryan Cameron and Chris Ostwald on their selection in the Australian Universities team to play in the Universitity World Cup.

The 20-year old Cameron, an Easts Junior, is a regular with the Tigers Colts and BRL sides, whilst the 22-year old Ostwald has enjoyed another good season and is a regular member of the Club’s Intrust Cup Squad.

As both players play hooker, the Tigers have good depth in the number 9 roles.

Pictured: Former Parramatta Eels and Australian Kangaroos legend Mick Cronin presents Ryan Cameron and Chris Ostwald with their Australian Universities.



Australia is one of the host nations for the 2017 Festival of Rugby League World Cups, with Western Sydney the base for the Universities World Cup which will be held from 5 to 17 July 2017.

Former NRL coach Matt Elliott is the Coaching Director for the AURL squad and Head Coach is Aaron Zimmerle from Tweed Heads Seagulls. Aaron has previously coached the Queensland (Cup) Residents team and the Canadian National Team. He is being assisted by Grant Stephensen who successfully coached the AURL team to victory in the 2013 World Cup in Leeds England.

The team will head to Kiama on 1 July for a 4 day training camp before travelling to Sydney on 5 July where it will be based in Parramatta for the duration of the tournament.

The Australian Team will play three pool matches:
• Friday 7 July Vs England at St Marys Stadium – Kick off 6.45pm
• Sunday 9 July Vs Pacific Islands at Windsor Sporting Complex – Kick off 4.00pm
• Wednesday 12 July Vs Ireland at New Era Stadium Cabramatta – Kick off 2.00pm

The semi-finals will be played Friday 14 July at Ringrose Park Wentworthville (1st match at 1.00pm 2nd at 3.00pm) and the final at Pepper Stadium Penrith on Sunday 16 July, kick off 4.15pm.

For details of all pool games and tournament updates click here

The Australian Team in alphabetical order is as follows:

1. Jamie Anderson – Ed’n in Building
2. Saeed Annewetey – QUT
3. Kelly Benson – Kingscliffe TAFE
4. Ryan Cameron – Uni Qld
5. David Fauonuku – Macley College
6. Myles Fowler – UNSW
7. Sam Gee – RTB
8. Jarrod Lee – Uni Sthn Qld
9. Seamus Leyland – Uni Canberra
10. Jorden Mose – West Syd U
11. Michael Pearsall – RMIT
12. Michael O’Keefe – Uni Sthn Qld
13. Chris Ostwald – QUT
14. Jack Peoples – ACU Brisbane
15. Harry Pondekas – ACU Brisbane
16. Giovanni Rapana – Griffith Uni (GC)
17. Savern Rapana – AIT
18. Mackenzie Reid – ACU Brisbane
19. David Sheridan – SCU
20. Iszak Taalili – UWS Nirimba
21. Robert Tuliatu – Macq

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