Harrison Braithwaite

April 10, 2024

Former Kingaroy Red Ant Harrison Braithwaite has been selected to play for Under 17s Country in their clash with City on Saturday in Brisbane.

The Under 17s match is part of the Queensland Rugby League’s talent identification program and aims to give young players a taste of representative football.

Both teams will go into a camp on Wednesday to prepare for the game.

As well as working out under the watchful eyes of their coaches, the players will hear from former Maroons players – including another former Red Ant, Matt Ballin – as well as guest speakers covering nutrition and wellbeing.

Braithwaite has been playing five-eight for the Wide Bay Bulls in this year’s statewide Cyril Connell Cup competition.

He was presented with the Allan Trunks BTN Values & True Spirit Award at last year’s South Burnett Rugby League awards for his efforts with the South Burnett Eagles.

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The full Under 17s Country boys squad is:

Zac Bateman – Central Queensland Capras
Harrison Braithwaite – Wide Bay Bulls
Charlie Coates – Sunshine Coast Falcons
Shaun Elara – Western Clydesdales
Declan Grady – Mackay Cutters
Brodie Hilt – Western Clydesdales
Cohen Jackson – Mackay Cutters
Finn Kendell – Ipswich Jets
Jackson Koina – Sunshine Coast Falcons
Joseph Litidamu – Western Clydesdales
Elijah McKay – Central Queensland Capras
Harrison Meilland – Central Queensland Capras
Tyler Melrose – Central Queensland Capras
Christian Mikaele – Ipswich Jets
Cayde Miller – Northern Pride
Mark Morrow – Mackay Cutters
Braithen Scott – Western Clydesdales
Xzavier Timoteo – Ipswich Jets

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The big day of rugby league at Totally Workwear Stadium in Coorparoo will also feature the U17s Country v City girls clash, the grand finals of the Cyril Connell Cup (Blackhawks v Dolphins) and Harvey Norman Under 19s women’s competition (Tigers v Cutters), and a BMD Premiership women’s match between the Brisbane Tigers and Tweed Seagulls. 


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