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Merv & Iris Allen Award

1994 saw the inauguration of two awards in memory of two of Schools Rugby’s greatest supporters and benefactors in Australia. Merv Allen was President of the Australian Schools’ Rugby Union when he died. Prior to this he was President of the NSW Schools Rugby Union, NSW Combined High Schools and held many other posts in Schools Rugby and sports generally. Both Merv and his wife Iris, who has also since died, were long term and generous supporters of Schools Rugby.

Best Team Man “For overall contribution to the Australian Squad”

Year & Tour Player(s)
2018: UK Tour
2018: Tonga & New Zealand Zane Hogan, St Edmund’s College, ACT
2017: Fiji & New Zealand Trevor Hosea, Brisbane Boys’ College, QLD
2016: Tour of Samoa & New Zealand Luke Gersekowski, St Edmund’s College, ACT
2015: Samoa & New Zealand Sepesa Loga Tarogi, Newington College, NSW
2014: New Zealand, Tri Nations (Fiji & NZ) Vunipola Fifita, Newington College, NSW
2013: Fiji & New Zealand, Tour of the UK and Ireland Ned Hanigan, St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, NSW
2012: Tonga, Samoa, Tour of Fiji & New Zealand Andrew Ferris, The Kings School, NSW
2011: England & New Zealand Sean McMahon, St Jospeh’s Nudgee College, QLD
2010 : Samoa, Fiji and Tour Samoa and New Zealand Philip Kite, St Joseph’s College Nudgee, QLD
2009 : Tonga, New Zealand and Tour Ireland and UK Angus Hamilton, Scotch College, Melbourne, VIC
2008:  Fiji and Tour Tonga and New Zealand Tim Bennetts, Pennant Hills High School, NSW
2007 : England, Samoa, New Zealand James Slipper, The Southport School, QLD
2006 : Tonga and Tour  Fiji and New Zealand Rowan Kellam, Cumberland High School, NSW
2005 : Japan, Samoa, New Zealand and Tour UK and Ireland Brett Gillespie, Ipswich Grammar School, QLD
2004 : Ireland and Tour Samoa and New Zealand Keiron Lander, Downlands College, QLD
2003 : Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand Liam Bibo, St Laurence’s College, QLD
2002 : Tour Tonga and New Zealand David Billsborrow, St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, NSW
2001 : Tour Japan, UK and Ireland Chris Siale, St Patrick’s College, Strathfield, NSW
2001 : England and Samoa Josh Clements, Hurlstone Agricultural HS, NSW
2000:  Ireland and New Zealand Peter Waring, Epping Boys High. NSW
1999:  New Zealand Nathan Johnson, Brisbane Boys College, QLD
1998-99 : UK Tour Josh Gamgee, Balgowlah Boys’ High School, NSW
1998 : New Zealand Josh Mann-Rea, St Joseph’s College, Nudgee, QLD
1997 : New Zealand Andrew Farley, Marist College, Ashgrove, QLD
1996 : New Zealand John Aloua  St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace QLD
1995 : New Zealand John Slater St Joseph’s College  NSW
1994-95 :  UK Tour Damian Flynn Nudgee College QLD   &   Ben Hindmarsh The King’s School NSW
1994 : Wales Ben McKay Sydney Boys’ High School NSW

Teacher and Team Official “For Significant Contribution to Schools’ Rugby”

Year Recipient
2018 Mr Michael Pini (ACT)
2017 Mr Ted Matson (VIC)
2016 Mrs Audrey Coupe (NSW)
2015 Mr Don McNamee (WA)
2014 Mr Will Maher (ACT)
2013 Dr Michael McLean (QLD) &
Mr Andy Clark (ACT)
2012 Mr Graeme Dedrick (NSW) &
Ms Ema Yandall (VIC)
2011 Mr Bill Newcombe (QLD)
2010 Mr Glenn Clayton (NSW)
2009 Mr Paul Carozza (QLD)
2008 Mr David Ley (NT)
2007 Mr Michael Bowen (ACT)
2006 Mr Robert D Lewis (SA),
Mr Geoff Garland (NSW)
Mr David Robertson (QLD)
2005 Dr Tui Aualiitia (TAS)
Mr John Papahatzis (ACT)
2004 Mr Kevin Culliver (VIC)
2003 Mr Glen Millar (SA)
2002 Mr Ewart Robson OAM (NSW)
2001 Mr Greg O’Mullane (NT)
2000 Mr Barry Honan (QLD)
1999 Mr Chris Taylor, Scotch College (VIC)
1998 Mr Max Green, St Edmund’s College (ACT)
1997 Mr Bill Allen (WA)
1996 Mr Rob Bradley & Mr Don Wiburd (NSW)
1995 Mr Peter Jones (SA)
1994 Mr Bill Sole (QLD)