Tominiko selected to Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union
During the school holiday break, the 42nd Sebel Australian Schools Rugby Union Championship was held from July 4th- 9th at St. Ignatius’ College in Sydney. Keebra Park grade 12 student and sports specialization member, Laurence Tominiko, represented Queensland 1 at the carnival. Despite his team finishing fifth overall, Tominiko wowed the selectors and the hard-hitting prop forward was chosen for the highest level of honour at the U18 Rugby Union level.
Tominiko has attended Keebra Park since grade 8 and throughout his time at school has been a valuable member of the Rugby League teams, including playing a starring role in the Open B’s this year. He has worked hard balancing his football career with an OP pathway and it is his discipline and effort that has seen him gain this well deserved recognition.
No stranger to representative teams, Tominiko has been a member of the QLD Reds development squad since 2013.
Congratulations to Laurence and good luck on the tour! The Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union team will play tests against the New Zealand, Fijian and Samoan Schoolboys sides. The Aussies will play a test in Apia in late September before moving to Auckland for tests against Fiji and both the NZ Schoolboys and NZ Barbarian teams in October.
Keebra is very proud and honoured to have a student selected to this highest of honour, especially coming from a Rugby League background. Although Tominiko has received lots of attention from Rugby Union private schools, he has chosen to continue with the sports specialization program, due to its impeccable emphasis on discipline, fitness, and developing the entire athlete. Notably missing from the Australian Schoolboys side are any students from cross-town “rivals” The Southport School, who claims to be the top footy school on the coast.