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Manly's Harold Matthews Captain Joshua Schuster (with ball) has made the NSW U16 team. Photo: Bryden Sharp

A record five Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players have today been chosen in the NSWRL U16 team.

Albert Hopoate (full-back), Kaeo Weekes (five-eighth), Filimaua Filimaua-Tau (prop), Ben Trbojevic (second-row), and Josh Schuster (second-row) were rewarded for their outstanding form for Manly’s Harold Matthews Cup team this season. Manly finished runners-up after making their first ever grand final in the U16s competition.

The Brad Fittler coached NSW Blues will play Queensland at Suncorp Stadium in the curtain-raiser to State of Origin III on Wednesday, July 12.

NSW Under-16s: 

1. Albert Hopoate (Manly Sea Eagles)

2. Cooper Jenkins (Newcastle Knights)

3. Bradman Best (Newcastle Knights)

4. Aaron Schoupp (Illawarra Steelers)

5. Max Feagai (Illawarra Steelers)

6. Kaeo Weekes (Manly Sea Eagles)

7. Thomas Demeio (Cronulla Sharks)

8. Samuel Hughes (Parramatta Eels)

9. Jed Edwards (Parramatta Eels)

10. Filimaua Filimaua-Tau (Manly Sea Eagles)

11. Ben Trbojevic (Manly Sea Eagles)

12. Josh Schuster (Manly Sea Eagles)

13. Jaron Purcell (Newcastle Knights)

14. Tyler Field (Parramatta Eels)

15. David Hollis (Parramatta Eels)

16. Harry Croker (Newcastle Knights)

17. Blake Dowel (Illawarra Steelers)

18. Kobe Rugless (Sydney Roosters)

Head Coach: Brad Fittler

Assistant Coach: Danny Buderus

Development Coach: Scott Jones

The NSW v Queensland Under-16s clash will be live streamed on



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