New faces plenty of places

New faces plenty of places

The Whites have a few new faces vying for places in the grades as the competition start edges closer.

The trial against Wests did little to settle the combinations as key players like Josh White and Aiden Kenworthy stood on the sideline with minor injuries.

New faces hooker Carl Elliott and No 8 OJ Noa cemented their places in the first grade with the eight just about finalised. Pressure will come from Soakai Tai and the reinvigorated Jake Holland who has loved the move from centre to the back row.

Other new faces to impress include Mario Tzafiris and colt Samuel Samuelu. There are still a number of players who have other commitments and may press for first grade selection and they include ACT sevens’ players Puavao Samoa and Ratu Tagive. They complete their commitments this weekend with the national championships in Sydney.

Gradually, the squads are starting to take shape with Sam Boyton, Jamie Marmont and Maligi Finau having a hit out.

The colts were also bolstered by Simi Latu, Barty and Sam Coffey and they were good winners over Wests.

The Whites will trial again on Saturday March 14 against Easts at Woolhara Oval in Sydney with the first competition game against Gungahlin at Campese Oval a week later.

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