Farrer alumnus Max Altus has described as “overwhelming” and “unreal” his experience in the Australian Schoolboys side.
Australia have had a perfect start to their England tour.
Having last week beaten England Colleges 92-0 at Newcastle's Kingston Park and the Yorkshire Academy 30-22 in Castleford, the side then beat the Lancashire Academy 30-18 at the Manchester Regional Arena on Saturday [England time].
Altus, a hooker, said: “The first match was a bit of a walkover but we did play extremely well, completing over 85 per cent [of the sets],” he said. “We did earn the right to win 92-0.
“I played half a game and got a try .. it was a great feeling scoring a try in an Australian jersey. I didn’t have an outstanding game but thought it was solid.”
He added: “The second game was completely different. I was in the starting side at hooker. It was a lot quicker game and tough. I thought I played another solid game, and only played half a game again.
He was back on the bench for Saturday’s encounter.
“I’m hoping to be starting hooker for the Tests,” he said. “But if not, I won’t be disappointed – I’ll be grateful to be here, and I’m really soaking up the experience.”
That experience, he said, had been “great”.
“London was definitely an eye-opener to me and one of the highlights of the trip so far,” he said. “Playing in the green and gold is overwhelming and an unreal feeling.”