Cameron in NZ contention

Brett Cameron
Brett Cameron

Wanganui schoolboy Brett Cameron has made the final training camp from which the New Zealand secondary schools team will be chosen to play Fiji and Australia in Porirua next month.

The Cullinane College 1st XV and Wanganui Under-19 representative first-five will be among 51 schoolboy players looked over during the camp in Rotorua, which starts on September 20.

From this, a New Zealand secondary schools team and a Barbarians team will be named three days later for the first games on September 20.

The Barbarians will play Australia first up, while NZSS meet Fiji, then on October 4 will be the trans-tasman “test”, while the Barbarians take on Fiji at Porirua Park.

Collegiate openside flanker Te Atuarere Albert missed the New Zealand camp but his father Gerrard Albert said he had signed a professional union development contract with the Manawatu union.

This is a contract covered by the Players’ Collective Contract with the NZRFU which includes a retainer being paid by Manawatu for his services, Albert snr said.