Under 18 Combine
During the school holidays a few Waitakere College students attended the 2020 Under 18 Combine down at the Blues facility, Alexandra Park.
The combine was a day of collaboration between Auckland Rugby and the Blues to give players from 1B/C Schools an opportunity to promote themselves for selection to the Blues Under 18 Camp and the NZSS Development camp, as well as Auckland Representative squads with both camps being held in the October holidays. Being selected for these camps and squads will be determined by our performance for the remainder of the season as well as our test results from the combine.
Our school coaches and managers had selected a few students from our 1st XV team to attend such as Jack Laulu (middle) and a few other boys that couldn't attend the combine. Whereas myself (Poyer Reihana - Finau: right) and Devante Mihinui (left) were scouted from games before the school holidays, by a Talent Identification selector who then invited us to attend the combine.
You can watch the video posted on the Blues YouTube account about the combine HERE