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Two qualify for Qld Oztag team

Lachlan Swan and Jacob Rashleigh have been selected for the Queensland Barbarians Oztag under-16s team.
Lachlan Swan and Jacob Rashleigh have been selected for the Queensland Barbarians Oztag under-16s team. Amy Kadel

OZTAG: Two Stanthorpe Oztag players have been selected for the Queensland Barbarians team.

Lachlan Swan and Jacob Rashleigh played with the Stanthorpe under-16 team at the Queensland Oztag State Cup at the Sunshine Coast during March.

The team competed in six games over two days, with 125 other teams attending the carnival.

Stanthorpe Oztag president Peter Burnell said it was a great job by all players.

"Our boys held themselves at a very high level both on and off the field, with many great comments from the much larger and experience clubs,” he said.

"They worked hard right up until the final whistle on Saturday night and we couldn't be prouder of them.”

Burnell said everyone at Stanthorpe Oztag was very proud of the boys for making the Queensland side.

This is the first time the boys have made the team, and Swan said it was a great opportunity.

"It's pretty exciting, I didn't really expect it,” he said.

Rashleigh said it was a great experience playing in the state cup and he was excited to make the team for the first time on his first trip to the state titles.

"It was the first time I went because they went a few years back but I wasn't able to go because I was away,” he said.

"I was really excited that I actually made... the team.

Swan and Rashleigh will begin training with the Barbarians in June, before taking to the field for games shortly after.

Rashleigh said he can't wait for the experience.

"Making new mates too, because there's going to be at least 30 different people there that I won't know,” he said.

"It's going to be real fun too, because everyone is going to be knowing what they're doing, so they're going to be really experienced,” he said.

"It will just make it more enjoyable.”

Swan said he looked forward to the experience and challenge.

"(I'm looking forward to) going away and playing against better competition,” he said.

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Topics:  granite belt oztag oztag state championships queensland barbarians stanthorpe stanthorpe oztag stanthorpe sports


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