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School teams to muscle up

St Luke’s 15 years captain Clive Henke runs through the line during their recent tour of Vanuatu. St Luke’s will again compete in the Anton Toia Carnival in Bundaberg this weekend.
St Luke’s 15 years captain Clive Henke runs through the line during their recent tour of Vanuatu. St Luke’s will again compete in the Anton Toia Carnival in Bundaberg this weekend.

ST LUKE'S Anglican School and Shalom College have dominated the annual Anton Toia Memorial Secondary Schools Tens Carnival in its eight-year history.

They will again be in the thick of things when the 2010 competition is played out at Across The Waves Sports Complex on Saturday.

Shalom has two teams in the open division, and one each in under-15 and under-13, while St Luke's and Bundaberg High both have one in each, and Isis will line up in the open category.

St Luke's won the under-13 title last year and drew with Shalom in the open while Shalom claimed the under-15 honours.

St Luke's rugby doyen Nick Johnstone said they would not have full strength sides and are trialling a number of new players.

“But we still have some good players on show, including a good young prop Bryce Rodgers and centres twins Ben and Jesse Marschke in under-13, and two talented loose forwards Jordan Sbresni and Dexter Leckie in under-15,” Johnstone said.

“In the open division, centres and another set of twins Elijah and Elisha Kiddie and forwards Brendon Cox and Tim Hayes are players to watch.”

Shalom sports co-ordinator Simon Gills said Morgan Ortt took out the open Best and Fairest award this year, and Nick Trost was a Wide Bay union representative in 2008 and 2009 and he could be another trump.

In under-15, Ross Pickard and Jaron Phillips are also Wide Bay representatives.

Round-robin games will kick off at noon, leading into the U-13, U-15 and open finals at 4.25pm, 5pm and 5.35pm respectively.