Balmain Tigers forward Brandon Tumeth has been named in the New South Wales U/16's squad to face an U/16's Pasifika team at Belmore Sports Ground on Friday, June 9.
The 20-man squad includes seven players from the premiership-winning Newcastle Knights team from the Harold Matthews Cup and four players from Grand Finalists Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. The squad was selected after a Harold Matthews Representative team played a NSW Country U/16's side earlier this month.
The NSW U/16's squad will come in to camp on Wednesday, June 7 ahead of the clash against the Pasifika U/16's team later that week. The Pasifika game is being held in lieu of a match against Queensland, which will not take place this year.
Tumeth's selection comes off the back of a strong 2019 season that saw the back rower finish with three tries to his name as he helped the Tigers deep in to the Harold Matthews finals series. Strong in both attack and defence, Tumeth won the Harold Matthews Coaches' Award in 2018 and carried that form over in to 2019.
Wests Tigers would like to congratulate Brandon on his selection for NSW!
NSW U/16'S SQUAD
Paul Alamoti (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Max Bradbury (Newcastle Knights), Oskar Bryant (Northern Rivers Titans), Lachlan Crouch (Newcastle Knights), Ryan Foran (Northern Rivers), Terrell Kalo Kalo (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Oryn Keeley (Newcastle Knights), David Langi (Parramatta Eels), Davvy Moale (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Fletcher Myers (Newcastle Knights), Noah Nailagoliva (Newcastle Knights), Finnley Neilsen (Western Rams), Joseph O’Neill (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Jonah Pezet (Newcastle Knights), Noah Reed (Newcastle Knights), Reef Sommerville (Northern Rivers Titans), Wiliam Taliai (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Brandon Tumeth (Balmain Tigers), Thomas Weaver (Northern Rivers Titans), Turoa Williams (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)