Eels pair get national nod

Representative: Eels centre Tyrell Fuimaono has been selected in the 2014 Australian Schoolboys team.

Representative: Eels centre Tyrell Fuimaono has been selected in the 2014 Australian Schoolboys team.

PARRAMATTA Eels S.G. ball stars Tyrell Fuimaono and Tom Amone have been selected in the 2014 Australian Schoolboys team to tour England and France.

Ironically the pair were on opposite sides in the Australian Secondary Schools Championships where Fuimaono as part of the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges defeated Amone's NSW Combined High Schools team in the grand final.

For Fuimaono, 18, it is the second year he will pull on the green and gold. He was selected in the Australian Schoolboys last year.

The talented second rower and centre was also recently part of the NSW under-18s team that defeated Queensland in the curtain raiser to Origin II in which he was joined by Eels teammate Alex Twal.

His good form has seen him elevated to the Holden Cup, where he will start in the centres on Friday night.

Selection in the green and gold caps off a big year for front rower Amone, who was also named Eels' S.G. Ball player of the year .

The team will play seven games in England and France in November and December.

The pair follow in the footsteps of NRL stars who have represented the Australian schoolboys. These include Tim Mannah (Christian Community High School, 2006), Joseph Paulo (Patrician Brothers, Blacktown, 2006) and Chris Sandow (Marsden State High School, 2006).

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