Hurricane on the horizon?

Hurricanes identify Brown as player with potential.

Hurricanes identify Brown as player with potential.

Gisborne Boys’ High School first five-eighth Austin Brown prepares to fend off a Lindisfarne defender during an interschool game. Picture by Paul Rickard

GISBORNE Boys’ High School backline general Austin Brown warmed up for this weekend’s two-game camp in Hamilton with a week’s training with the Hurricanes.

“From all acounts, Austin did well,” Boys’ High coach Tom Cairns said.

“He’s been identified by the Hurricanes as a player with potential.

“It will be interesting to watch his development this weekend.

“We’ve got two hard games, against Kings’ College on Sunday and Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate on Tuesday.

“These matches are more about developing players for the Hurricanes Transit tournament, which starts on May 6, and then the Super 8, which starts on May 27. It’s going to be a huge step up for a lot of the boys. Three of our forwards were in the third team last year.”

Gisborne lost 32-20 to Kelston BHS in their last game but Cairns said his team could be “reasonably happy”.

“We were up against a big pack but we dominated them up front, led by Quade Tapsell (captain and No.8) and Joseph Mason (prop). They dominated the contact area, and it was a game that could have gone either way.

“We made a couple of silly mistakes that cost us. It’s all a learning curve for most of this year’s team.”

GISBORNE Boys’ High School backline general Austin Brown warmed up for this weekend’s two-game camp in Hamilton with a week’s training with the Hurricanes.

“From all acounts, Austin did well,” Boys’ High coach Tom Cairns said.

“He’s been identified by the Hurricanes as a player with potential.

“It will be interesting to watch his development this weekend.

“We’ve got two hard games, against Kings’ College on Sunday and Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate on Tuesday.

“These matches are more about developing players for the Hurricanes Transit tournament, which starts on May 6, and then the Super 8, which starts on May 27. It’s going to be a huge step up for a lot of the boys. Three of our forwards were in the third team last year.”

Gisborne lost 32-20 to Kelston BHS in their last game but Cairns said his team could be “reasonably happy”.

“We were up against a big pack but we dominated them up front, led by Quade Tapsell (captain and No.8) and Joseph Mason (prop). They dominated the contact area, and it was a game that could have gone either way.

“We made a couple of silly mistakes that cost us. It’s all a learning curve for most of this year’s team.”

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