Rugby Career Progressing for Old Collegians

Three Old Collegians, who all graduated last year, have been selected for stage one of the New Zealand Under-20s' quest.

Tom Hardy, Jonah Lowe and Shelford Murray are three of 50 players who will attend a camp in Palmerston North from Friday, 27 November to Wednesday, 2 December.

Thirteen of the 50 boys played for NZ Schools and 12 appeared for the NZ Barbarians Schools, so the talent is high.

Head coach Scott Robertson said he was excited and looking forward to the first major camp for the Under-20 hopefuls.

"It's always fantastic to see a new bunch of guys come through, and it's always great to see who's willing to work hard and take this incredible opportunity.

"These boys will know they have a very real chance of turning rugby into a profession for themselves if they have the determination and willpower to keep working hard for it.

"This month's camp will be about giving the boys a taste of this unique national team environment."

The New Zealand Under-20 team will play, as they did this year, in the Oceania tournament in Australia prior to preparing for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, England next June.

Further camps are also planned for March and April.

Congratulations to Tom, Jonah and Shelford - we wish them all the best for the camps ahead.