Bundy duo is Sydney bound
BUNDABERG boys Kyle Laybutt and Darren Broome will compete in Sydney from today in the National Indigenous Rugby Union Championships.
Broome will come off the bench for the South Queensland outfit, while Laybutt — named a shadow for the South Queensland side — could be playing alongside Broome or in the Combined States team, depending on player availability.
Broome, a Kepnock High student has been travelling to Brisbane each weekend for training while Laybutt also proved himself against the best in the region, including Brisbane, to make the cut.
Indigenous teams representing south and north Queensland have been selected for the championships.
The two teams were selected following trials held recently in Cairns, Mackay and Brisbane.
The trials attracted more than 120 players from those three regions and players from Townsville, Abergowrie, Rockhampton, Central Highlands, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich and Darling Downs.
The Indigenous Championships are part of the Lloyd McDermott Rugby program, which works to increase participation in rugby by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
An Australian under-16 indigenous team will be selected from the tournament when it finishes on Monday.