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Game 2 

The Australian Schoolboys won their second game of the European tour against the Wigan Warriors 36-18 on Saturday at Solid Strip Community Stadium. 

The Newcastle Knights again had three of its NYC players, Braden Robson, Brock Lamb and Jack Cogger in the line-up with Lamb converting six of Australia’s tries. 

The Australian side came from behind to snatch the win after Wigan led 18-6 in the first half.

The Australian Schoolboys look to continue their winning ways when they take on Leeds Superleague Academy in Leeds on Sunday December 7. 

Game 1

The Australian Schoolboys opened their international campaign with a dominating 86-6 victory over the English Regional Academies with three Newcastle Knights featuring in the line-up. 

In the line-up were NYC halfback Brock Lamb, Jack Cogger at hooker and Braden Robson on the wing, in the first clash of the six-week European tour. 

Maitland junior, Lamb was named Man of the Match after he contributed an impressive 22 points to the scoreline with Cogger also crossing the line.

Lamb and Cogger made their NYC debut for the Newcastle Knights in Round 21 and 22 of the 2014 season respectively. 

The pair developed a lucrative combination in the halves in the later stages of the NYC season before Cogger succumbed to an ankle injury in Round 25. 

The 17-year-old has since recovered well to earn his selection in Australia's run on side.

NYC team manager Craig Smith believes the fact three NYC Knights have gained selection in the international side is an extraordinary achievement for both the Club and the individual players.

“It’s pleasing from a Club’s point of view that we have three representatives in the Australian Schoolboys side that’s had such a resounding win over obviously over another quality schoolboys side,” Smith said. 

“It goes to show the talent not only that our three boys possess but the Australian Schoolboys possess. 

“To have three in there is a good indicator that things are actually working and we have quality players coming through. 

“It’s exciting and it’s credit to the three young men now that they will be playing fulltime NYC competition."

Smith also compared the trio’s achievement with that of 18-year-old Knight, Sione Mata’utia who captained the Australian Schoolboys in 2013, who surged in to make his NRL international debut in the Australian Kangaroos in the 2014 Four Nations tournament.

“Hopefully as one of their predecessors Sione Mata’autia has shown us, the pathway is wide open for them and if these boys are to challenge themselves, this is where it starts, and who knows what the future holds," Smith added. 

“It’s very exciting from a club point of view and an individual basis for these boys.”

The Australian Schoolboys are now set to play the Wigan Warriors Academy on Saturday in Wigan for the second game of the tournament.