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Bayside Titan
22-11-19, 10:28 PM
Tom Weaver and Junior Titans teammates to take on England
Nic Darveniza, Gold Coast Bulletin
November 22, 2019 2:13pm
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The next generation of Gold Coast Titans are preparing to experience their first taste of international football this weekend.

Six Titans juniors have travelled to the United Kingdom with the New South Wales Country Rugby League Under-16s squad to take on England in a two match series.

The tour begins in earnest in the early hours on Monday morning when the side lines up against Leeds Rhinos in their only warm-up clash.

Exciting playmaking prospect Tom Weaver said the chance to test his and his teammates’ skills against England’s top footballers was an opportunity to savour.

“They’ll be very tough,” the 16-year-old said.

“They go through the middle a lot, run hard and tackle with aggression, so it’s going to be a pretty exciting experience.

The Titans Junior Titans System players training at Parkwood. Tom Weaver. Picture: Lawrence Pinder
The Titans Junior Titans System players training at Parkwood. Tom Weaver. Picture: Lawrence Pinder
“It’ll be pretty cold but you’ve got to get used to it while you’re over there.”

Defeating England would be a feather in the cap for the Junior Titans playmaker, who captained his Northern Rivers teammates to Andrew Johns Cup glory earlier in the year.

The Tweed halfback was awarded the Andrew Johns medal as the Under-16s regional NSW player of the year, which is one reason the Titans are so excited to have secured his signature with the Westfund Junior Titans System.

“He’s an up-and-coming halfback with good communication skills, quite crafty, and he’s a bit of a leader on the football field,” Junior Titans coach Jamie McCormack said.

“To head over to England and play three games at 16 years of age is an outstanding opportunity - not just from a personal perspective of seeing the world but also in rugby league.

The Titans Junior Titans System players training at Parkwood. Tom Weaver. Picture: Lawrence Pinder
“We’re pleased with Tom’s progression and over the coming years we hope he can develop into something special.”

McCormack said the rise of AJ Brimson through the same pathway to an Australian jersey made him a fine role model for the young halfback.

Titans on tour: Tom Weaver, Oscar Bryant, Reef Somerville, Rowan Mansfield, Riley Lack, Jack Cullen and Noah Johannssen. Ryan Foran withdrew due to injury.


23-11-19, 12:25 AM
Won 62-0 in their first tour match with Tom Weaver named Player of the Match.

Bayside Titan
13-08-20, 08:44 AM
Nic Darveniza, Gold Coast Bulletin
August 12, 2020 7:15pm
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High-flying PBC winger Troy Duckett inspired his school to the second win of their Allan Langer Cup campaign with two spectacular aerial efforts to decide the match in the second half.

Duckett’s try and try assist for centre partner Reef Sommerville proved the difference in a 16-6 victory over St Mary’s College, Toowoomba.

Titans-contracted halfback Tom Weaver’s pinpoint kicking game brought out the best in Duckett’s aerial abilities to create points when nothing else went right.

Five-eighth Ryan Rivett opened the scoring in the 8th minute to lead 6-0 and St Mary’s could only muster a late try in consolation to fullback Keanu Wright-Dunrobin.

PBC head coach Brad Davis said although he was pleased with his side’s performance the Reds were still lacking cohesion ahead of next week’s grudge match with Keebra Park.

“Obviously we dominated possession but I think at times we left a few points out there,” Davis said.

“We had areas where we had St Mary’s on the back foot but we needed to be a bit more ruthless.

“We’re just searching for a bit more cohesion because things aren’t totally flowing for us at the moment.

“Tommy (Weaver) made some really good decisions and executed really well, as well as with Troy Duckett, who had a couple of really great leaps to get us some points.

“In tight games those moments and the players who can produce under that pressure are what the better players can do.”

Duckett’s first leap converted a hail Mary kick from his halfback into six points to hit the lead 12-0, three minutes into the second half.

Seven minutes later, Duckett jagged another lofted kick amid a swarm of St Mary’s defenders on the goal line.

The quick-thinking winger tossed a blind offload to centre Reef Sommerville, who powered through the remaining tacklers to hit 16-0 in the 40th minute.

St Mary’s battled back into the game and a piece of brilliance from five-eighth Blake Moore engineered the final try of the match.

A grubber kick split the defence for new hooker Thomas Hatch, who timed his pass to perfection for his fullback Wright-Dunrobin to score between the posts.

Palm Beach Currumbin 16 (Ryan Rivett, Troy Duckett, Reef Sommerville tries; Tom Weaver (2/3) conversions) defeated St Mary’s College 6 (Keanu Wright-Dunrobin try; Brayden Paix (1/1) conversion)

Replay: Walters Cup Rugby League - Palm Beach Currumbin vs St Mary's College Toowoomba
Replay: Walters Cup Rugby League - Palm Beach Currumbin vs St Mary's College Toowoomba.
1. Jaylan De Groot, 2. Troy Duckkett, 3. Reef Sommerville, 4. Deine Mariner, 5. Xavier Savage, 6. Ryan Rivett, 7. Tom Weaver, 8. Jack Cullen, 9. Taine Ujdur-Berghan, 10. Xavier Willison, 11. Ezra Ubaldino, 12. Daniel Butturini, 13. Brock Priestly.

Interchange: 14. Ethan Lowe, 15. Bailey Martin, 16. Kaden Somerville, 17. Jotham Russell, 19. Parker Bryant Coach: Brad Davis.

1. Keanu Wright-Dunrobin, 2. Riley Wockner, 3. Blake Cesari, 4. Angus Wright, 5. Mitchell Lorenz, 6. Blake Moore, 7. Brayden Paix, 8. Xavier Va’a, 9. Thomas Hatch, 10. Cooper Tate-Roche, 11. Joshua Quinlan, 12, Tyson Stevens, 13. Noah Dwyer.


14. Ben Moore, 15. Jayden Thurston, 16. Ryan Fisher, 17. Marcus Waters, 18. Domenic Whittingham, 19. Shaun Packer