Lions Pride in State Squads
- Thursday, 05 July 2012
SUBIACO representatives Chris Deluca and Dom Sheed have completed their state 18s carnival with a 24-point loss to Vic Country.
The Sangropers went down 10.12 (72) to 14.12 (96).
It was Western Australia’s third loss of the carnival with defeats to Queensland and South Australia as well; their two wins came against NSW/ACT and Vic Country.
Sheed played in four of the five matches and average just under 15 possessions per game, while Deluca was managed carefully due to injury and only played in the final two rounds.
Deluca had 15 touches across his two games but his forward pressure remained evident with four tackles against South Australia and two against Vic Metro.
Ruckman David Madut was selected in the state 18s squad before a knee injury derailed his campaign.
The conclusion of the state 18s carnival coincides with the beginning of the state 16s, which kicks of on Saturday.
Western Australia will face South Australia in their round one match with fixtures against Vic Country and Vic Metro to follow.
The 16s carnival is an expanded competition in order to expose as many teenagers as possible.
Along with the regular state teams the WORLD XIII, South Pacific, Western Australia North West and the Flying Boomerangs.
The North West team provides an opportunity for players from the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gasgoyne regions, while the Flying Boomerangs are the result of a personal development and leadership program for 14 and 15-year-old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys.
The World XIII and South Pacific teams are for players with links to those regions. For the World XIII the player must have had one parent born overseas.
Subiaco’s Ben Evans will represent the club in the WORLD XIII team. Evans’ mother is from Jamaica and he is the only West Australian in the WORLD XIII team.
Evans wont be alone at the carnival though with four other Lions selected to represent Western Australia.
Cody Grace, Conor Wilkinson, Josh Deluca and Tim Edwards in the squad.
The five selections making it one the best underage national representation Subiaco has seen in recent years.
STATE 18s WA Results:
Round 1 vs. QLD
WA 8.16 (64) def. by QLD 10.6 (66)
Round 2 vs. NSW/ACT
WA 14.17 (101) def. NSW/ACT 5.5 (35)
Sheed: 13k, 3h, 16p, 3tackles, 1goal, 77 DT points.
Round 3 vs. Vic country
WA 13.14 (92) def. Vic Country 11.8 (74)
Sheed: 5k, 8h, 13p, 1m, 2t, 42 DT points.
Round 4 vs. South Australia
WA 4.10 (34) def. by 12.12 (84)
Sheed: 10k, 4h, 14d, 4m, 2t, 55 DT points
Deluca: 4k, 1h, 5d, 2m, 4t, 34 DT points
Round 5 vs. Victoria Metro
WA 10.12 (72) def by. Vic Metro 14.12 (96)
Sheed: 8k, 7h, 15p, 4m, 50 DT points.
Deluca: 6k, 4h, 10, 2m, 2t, 39 DT points