Fuller picked as squad?s vice captain



FORMER Gladstone junior Dominic Fuller continues to rack up high honours after being selected in the Queensland Academy of Sport under-19 rugby union squad to contest the 2005 Trans Tasman tournament.

Fuller, who has twice represented Australia at the under-19 world championships, has been named as vice-captain of the squad which will contest home and away matches against Otago, Canterbury and New South Wales beginning this month.

The Brisbane Easts halfback, who developed his ball skills as a junior with the Gladstone Brothers rugby league club, joins a prestigious list of names to have represented Queensland in the Trans Tasman event.

His predecessors Drew Mitchell, Stephen Moore, Lloyd Johansson and Hugh McMeniman have since gone on to represent the Queensland Reds and Wallabies national side in recent years.

Other QAS players to have progressed to the Reds ranks include Peter Hynes, Nic Berry, James Horwill and Ben Mowen.

The 24-man QAS squad will be coached by Phil Mooney with former Queensland and Wallabies back rower Julian Gardner the assistant coach.

Fuller was also a member of the Gladstone West State School rugby league team which reached the final of the statewide Coca-Cola Cup competition under the guidance of Gladstone coach Therese Kelly.



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