The Queensland Maroons have retained their Under 15 National Championship trophy, defeating a combined New South Wales side 30-10 in last Friday’s final.

Captained by David Fifita, the Maroons dropped just one pool match, coincidentally to their grand final opponents.

But they rebounded in style with prop Geordie Brand scoring a double in the final.

Brand, who attends Keebra Park State High School on the Gold Coast, was named Most Valuable Player of the Tournament in Pool A.

The six-day Years Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League Championships was held at St Mary’s from June 21-26.

Teams from Queensland and NSW were placed in Pool A, with Pool B including sides from Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Western Australia took out the John Allen Trophy Pool B final with a 16-10 victory over Victoria.

An Australian merit team was named at the completion of the championships, with Queensland’s Fifita, Brand, Dejzha Pene, Jack Paterson, Cory Paix and Tanah Boyd earning selection.

Pool A Grand Final

Queensland Maroon 30 (Geordie Brand 2, Iizaya Iti, Cory Paix, David Fifita, Ioane Seiuli tries; Cory Paix goal) def New South Wales Combined High Schools 10 (Bronson Xerri, Michael Fahd tries; Kai Broadhurst goal)

15 YEARS MERIT TEAM POOL A

 

STATE

NAME

SCHOOL

1

QLD MAROON 1

Dejzha Pene

Wavell State High School 

2

NSWCHS 1

Tyrell Mayfield

Randwick Boys High School

3

NSWCHS 4   

Bronson Xerri

Endeavour Sports High School

4

QLD MAROON 3

Jack Paterson

Wavell State High School

5

NSWCIS 1

Albert Hopoate

St Augustine’s College, Brookvale

6

QLD MAROON 6

Cory Paix 

St Marys College Toowoomba 

7

QLD MAROON 7

Tanah Boyd

Keebra Park State High School

8

QLD MAROON 10

Geordie Brand

Keebra Park State High School

9

NSWCCC 9

Isaac Longmuir

De La Salle College, Caringbah

10

NSWCHS 20

Stefano Utoikumanu

Westfields Sports High School

11

QLD MAROON 11

David Fifita

Keebra Park State High School

12

NSWCHS 10

Lindsay Smith

Westfields Sports High School

13

NSWCHS 11

Shawn Blore 

The Hills Sports High School