Rugby Australia have announced a 27-player Australian Under 16’s Development Squad.
The squad comes following the U16 National Championships, with the NSW Waratahs taking out the title with a 40-10 win over the Queensland Reds.
The squad will assemble in camp at The Southport School on the Gold Coast from the 9th to the 12th of December.
It will be coached by Rugby Australia High-Performance staff, along with Rugby Australia support staff.
This will include current Junior Wallabies Head Coach Nathan Grey, and Junior Wallabies assistant coaches Nic Henderson and Shannon Fraser, with a focus on building individual skills whilst focusing on mental and physical preparation.
As expected, the Waratahs dominate the squad with 17 selections after they went unbeaten throughout the tournament.
This includes lock Zion Poitaha, who was named Player of the Final after a powerful display at Pittwater Park.
He is joined by teenage sensation Zach Fittler and fullback Mitchell Woods
There are five Reds selections in the team, headlined by centre Prestyn Laine-Sietu.
Laine-Sietu finished the season with four tries, only trailing Woods, selected alongside front-row duo Princeton Ioane and Ewald Kruger.
Force trio Luke Holt-Brown, Manaia Te Tana and Christoffel Jansen along with Brumbies duo Jeziah Sega and Bailey Bouquiaux round out the side.
Australian U16’s Development Squad
Alex Conti - NSW Waratahs, St Patricks College Strathfield
Avery Thompson - Queensland Reds, Brisbane Boys College
Bailey Bouquiaux - ACT Brumbies, Marist College, Canberra
Casey McLean - NSW Waratahs, Newington College
Charlie Poynton - NSW Waratahs, Barker College
Chace Oates - Queensland Reds, Toowoomba Grammar School
Christoffel Jansen - Western Force, Quinn’s Baptist College
Edwin Langi - NSW Waratahs, Kings School
Ewald Kruger - Queensland Reds, Toowoomba Grammar School
Henry Seigmeier - NSW Waratahs, St Josephs College Hunters Hill
Jeziah Sega - ACT Brumbies, Amaroo College
Joe Walsh - NSW Waratahs, St Augustines College Brookvale
Leo Jaques - NSW Waratahs, The Scots College
Luca Cleverley - NSW Waratahs, Newington College
Luke Holt-Brown - Western Force, Aranmore Catholic College
Manaia Te Tana - Western Force, Warwick Senior High School
Marshall Le Maitre - NSW Waratahs, Shore School
Max Meagher - NSW Waratahs, Trinity Grammar School
Mitchell Woods - NSW Waratahs, St Patricks College Strathfield
Nick Hill - NSW Waratahs, Barker College
Ollie Aboud - NSW Waratahs, Waverley College
Prestyn Laine-Sietu - Queensland Reds, Nudgee College
Princeton Ioane - Queensland Reds, Nudgee College
Sam Blank - NSW Waratahs, St Augustines College Brookvale
Toby Brial - NSW Waratahs, The Scots College
Zach Fittler - NSW Waratahs, The Scots College
Zion Poitaha - NSW Waratahs, Waverley College