That pairing, combined with Reds’ utility Isaac Lucas, shared the playmaking duties for Australia’s 2019 Under 20 side which came within a whisker of snaring the World Championship title. CENTRE. “It means that mum and dad don’t have to go through the financial burden of buying all of my books and everything I need to study. Noah Lolesio joins the senior ranks at the Brumbies for the first time this season, having trained full time with the squad last year.

Noah Lolesio is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Brumbies in Super Rugby.His playing position is centre.He is also able to play as a fly-half.He has signed for the Brumbies squad in 2019.

“Lolesio has also benefited from Australia’s Elite Pathways in recent years, albeit in Queensland before moving to Canberra.“My first exposure to the pathway was in the Under 15’s Junior Gold Cup, with the Gold Coast team,” he explains. On the field, Pietsch broke through for his first few World Rugby Sevens series tournaments for Australia and Jaffer-Williams was named for the second straight season in the NSW Gen Blue U20s as well as representing Australian Universities at November’s National Rugby Sevens Championships.

178cm | 88kg | 18 December 1999. “To win the National Schoolboys Championships last year was a massive highlight, and then on top of that getting selected for Australia was really the cherry on top.“I had a really great year of footy last year, even backed up by my school team winning the ACT competition, and now with the opportunities I’ve been getting in the Brumbies Academy a professional career is beginning to look a little bit more realistic. Seamus and Noah, who has moved to Canberra this year to join the Brumbies Academy alongside Smith, will each receive $2000 in education reimbursements to support their ongoing off … He showed great decision-making ability regarding when to utilise his playmaking skills and when to run with the ball and scored a vital try in his side’s tight win over NSW in the battle for third place.The newly re-formed Brumbies Academy will allow Noah and Seamus, who both started for the Australian Schoolboys in both of their matches in 2017, the opportunity to access professional-standard facilities and High-Performance coaching.“Being brought up in Canberra, I’ve always played for the Brumbies’ junior sides right from Under 12’s onwards,” Smith said.

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The Auckland-born playmaker made the move to the ACT straight from school, hoping the Brumbies was his best path to Super Rugby. 2017 Australian Schoolboys Rugby Championship winning Captain Seamus Smith (ACT) and Queenslander Noah Lolesio are the recipients of the 2018 RUPA Australian Schools Rugby Union (ASRU) Scholarships. I’ll look to start off in colts and enjoy my footy and then hopefully if I’m playing well I will get an opportunity to step up to the bench for the First-Grade side and get picked for the NRC Under 19 competition.

Noah Lolesio joins the senior ranks at the Brumbies for the first time this season, having trained full time with the squad last year. I even trained with the Brumbies’ Super Rugby side full time for a couple of weeks pre-season, which was an unbelievable experience.

“Now, it’s awesome to be in Canberra with the Brumbies Academy.“Once you add Club training into the mix, I’m training Monday through to Thursday and then there’s an optional session on Saturday.

Money and finance have always been an interest of mine and something I studied at school, and I think that there are a lot of job opportunities in that sector, so when I thought I should go to Uni this year Commerce was the obvious choice.”For playmaking centre Lolesio, who was the Vice-Captain of the Australian Schoolboys side in 2017, the Scholarship has helped in making his move to the nation’s capital as smooth as possible.“It truly means the world to be granted this Scholarship,” he said.

While it hasn’t necessarily been smooth sailing across the park, two young five-eighth talents have stood out in particular: the Waratahs’ Will Harrison and the Brumbies’ Noah Lolesio.

A special talent tipped to reach the pinnacle of rugby in Australia, Noah Lolesio was a schoolboy sensation at inside centre. I moved from the Gold Coast in late November straight after graduation from High School, and I’ve started a double degree at the University of Canberra studying Psychology & Exercise Science.“I’m settling in to life in Canberra really well; all I’ve been doing is training at the Academy and doing full-time Uni, but I’m finding the Psychology part especially interesting so far.