FARRER’S John Porch has been named to start on the wing for the Australian Schoolboys Test against New Zealand Schools in Auckland tomorrow.
The match will be the culmination of the schoolboys tour to Fiji and New Zealand and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 3HD & 3 at 12.45pm.
Selectors have made just two changes to the side that defeated Samoan Schools 80-7 in Hamilton on Tuesday.
Aaron Please returns to loosehead in place of Tomas Robertson, while Mitchell Whiteley returns from injury to replace Lolo Fakaosilea at Number 8. Whiteley has also been named captain.
The Australian boys will be looking to end their tour on a high after winning two of their four matches so far.
Porch has played on the wing in the last two and scored tries in both games.
He crossed twice in the win over Samoan Schools and also kicked two conversions.
The Australians opened their account early, scoring in only the fourth minute after Jim Stewart broke two tackles to offload to Andrew Robinson who, after juggling the ball, scored in the corner. Tom Wilson converted from the sideline for an early 7-0 lead.
Wilson then kicked them out to a 10-nil lead when the Samoans were penalised for a high tackle.
Seven minutes later Jake McIntyre showed great vision to cut out two players and create an overlap for Porch, and he did the rest.
Wilson added the extras again for a 17-0 lead.
Samoa attempted to break the Australian line but was unable to penetrate on a number of occasions and in the 26th minute a strong scrum set the platform for Australia’s Jack Tuttle to get over the gain line and set up Lolo Fakaosilea for another five-pointer.
Wilson was again solid with the boot and kicked truly to get the Australians out to a 24-0 lead.
The final five minutes of the half saw Porch and Michael Gunn both cross the Samoans’ line, with Wilson on song with the boot to take the Australians into half-time with a 38-0 lead.
The second half started with the Samoans turning over the ball from the restart and, after a good platform from the forwards, Jonah Placid scored and Wilson added another conversion to take it to 45-0.
Shortly afterwards a loose ball was toed through by Jack Dempsey and Tepai Moeroa chased through to ground the ball.
Wilson’s conversion extended the score to 52-0.
Two minutes later Robinson crossed for his second before Samoa’s Matini Talapusi secured his side’s only try of the match to take the score to 59-7.
The Australians scored a further three times through Wilson, Robinson for his hat-trick, and Moeroa.
The win followed a 24-5 loss to the New Zealand Barbarian Under-18 side on Saturday.