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Former Wallaby at TGS Rugby Camp

Former Wallaby, Blake Enever and Wests Bulldogs Director of Rugby, Myles Rutherford will be guest coaches at the TGS Rugby Camp this Thursday, 7 July.

Enever scored two tries for the Australian U20 team at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship in Italy in 2011 before being selected for the QAS Reds Academy that year. In 2012 he joined the ARU’s National Academy, playing Premier Rugby for Easts in Brisbane and made his debut again the Rebels in June. Enever was contracted to the Brumbies in 2015. After his strong NRC form in 2017 for the Canberra Vikings, Enever was named in the Australian national squad for the 2017 Wallabies tour. He made his test debut for Australia starting at lock against England at Twickenham on 18 November 2017. In June 2020, it was announced he would join Premiership Rugby side Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2020–21 season but he was released in February.

Rutherford is skilled in athlete development and team building with a wealth of international experience, working as an Assistant Coach, Coach, Director of Rugby and Senior Manager at various clubs in the UQ before taking up the position of Director of Rugby with the Wests Bulldogs in 2019.

Both men are excited to share their knowledge with the TGS players, as is TGS Old Boy (2008-12), former Junior Kangaroo and former Broncos and Cronulla Sharks player, Jordan Drew who will take coaching sessions on Friday, 8 July.

Pre-season rugby training commenced in April for the TGS teams, but the boys head into an intensive three-day ‘live in’ camp from Wednesday, 6 to Friday, 8 July for all the ‘A’ squads. One hundred and seventy (170) players and twenty coaches will participate.

Ipswich Grammar School will bring their 14A and 15A squads to the camp from 2:00-4:00pm on Thursday afternoon for an opposed training session and the Camp will conclude with trial games against Brisbane Grammar School on Saturday, 10 July at TGS.

On Sunday, 11 July a one-day training clinic will be held for all divisions, with 350 players and 40 coaches bringing the TGS ovals to life.

The Camp is to prepare TGS for the GPS season which commences on Saturday, 17 July against Brisbane Boys’ College, in Brisbane with skills, team building, player roles, team tactics and strategy all covered. These camps are considered a huge benefit to the players and coaches alike, as it’s a chance to cover a large amount of content and work on team strategies while improving individual player’s skills.