The draw for the inaugural U19 Rugby Championship (URC) has been confirmed, kicking off on Saturday 29 September at Viking Park in Canberra.
The tournament will see Brisbane, NSW Country Eagles, Brumbies, Western Force, Sydney, Queensland Country, Melbourne Rebels and the Australian Barbarians battle it out at Viking Rugby Park in Canberra as teams vie for the title of the inaugural champions.
Griffith University have won the Gold Medal match of the Aon University Sevens Series, winning the Final against the University of Queensland 28-7 at the home of UQ in Brisbane on Sunday afternoon.
The Gold medal win is the first time Griffith have stood on the top of the podium in what was an action packed two days of Sevens Rugby for round three of the series.
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named two uncapped players in his 30-man squad to tour South Africa and Argentina over the next two weeks.
Melbourne Rebels flanker Angus Cottrell will join the Wallabies fold for the first time with the workhorse impressing during the Vodafone Super Rugby season and in the opening rounds of the National Rugby Championship for the Melbourne Rising.