Argentina tour awaits TCC student

ROCKHAMPTON'S Chris Blucher has continued his rapid rise in the Australian rugby union ranks.

Blucher, 16, has been selected to make his third appearance for the Australian Indigenous rugby union side next year.

Blucher, who played his first game of rugby union just three years ago, joins fellow The Cathedral College Year 11 student, Nathan Tobane, preparing to tour Argentina in April.

For Blucher it will be another whirlwind experience in the Lloyd McDermott development squad after touring New Zealand last year.

A rugby league product and member of TCC's Rockhampton and District Secondary Schools premiership winning open team last season, Blucher landed in the 15-man game in Year 8 when the Rockhampton team "needed a player''. Both Blucher and Tobane, a breakaway forward, joined the Australian Indigenous team's tour of New Zealand in September and guided the side to a strong showing at this year's Australian Under-16 Championships in Sydney. Blucher, a centre/five-eighth, said he was looking forward to his next challenge in South America. The 10-day tour will include training and matches against some of Argentina's best rugby union clubs. The TCC pair represented Rockhampton and North Queensland earlier this year on their way to Australian selection.



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