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Alex has the potential to be a star

PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 03 April, 2006, 12:00am

Name: Alex McQueen


School: South Island school


Grade: Year 13


Sport: Rugby


Achievements: Fly-half Alex, 17, was a key player for the DEA Tigers under-18s and the club's men's Division Four team, who both won league titles this season.


The under-18s won all six of their matches, and the men's team beat University in the Grand Championship Final.


The under-18s also won the Colts Sevens and Unions Sevens earlier this season.


Last week, they clinched the age-group title in the International Youth Tens at King's Park. In the Country of Origin Tournament, he was a member of the England side who reached the final.


He has represented Hong Kong at all age-group levels, and will travel to Taiwan with the under-19 side during the Easter holidays later this month.


Soundbite: 'Through rugby I've been able to meet a lot of friends from other schools. Going undefeated in the under-18s this season was very satisfying,' Alex said.


From the coach: 'The under-18s have been together for two years and they co-operated very well and were very determined this season,' said DEA under-18s coach Chow Chor-hau.


'Alex is a good kicker, and controls the back line well. He's very aware and can see the gaps. I think he can play in Division One within two years. The rhythm is very different at the top level, and he must develop that in Division Two next season.'


Ambitions: Alex wants to continue playing club rugby after graduation. He's thinking about going to university in Brisbane, Australia, to study Sports Science, and one of his dreams is to play in the Super-14 (the southern hemisphere's elite league).


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