Teenage duo added to Trans Tasman Development team

by Domenic Favata

Following their standout performances at the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships, Queensland duo Kira Bourke and Jake Rynne have been added to Australia’s Development team for the 2019 Trans Tasman Test Series in November.

Both Australia and New Zealand will feature Development teams, alongside their Open and Over-60’s contingents (to be selected following 2019 Australian Senior Sides Championships), giving selectors the opportunity to cast their eye of the next batch of international aspirants during the three-day event which kicks off on November 25 on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

In last week’s National Championships, Bourke (17) collected her third straight Girls’ Singles gold medal along with gold in the Pairs, while Rynne (15) secured silver in both the Boys’ Singles and Pairs.

The teenage duo are existing members of the Australian Emerging Jackaroos and will don the green and gold for the very first time.

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Trans Tasman Test Series
November 25-27
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
(Broadbeach, Helensvale & Musgrave Hill)

Open Team

Women:

Singles: Chloe Stewart
Pairs: Chloe Stewart, Kelsey Cottrell
Triples: Carla Krizanic, Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch
Fours: Kelsey Cottrell, Carla Krizanic, Rebecca Van Asch, Natasha Scott

Men:

Singles: Aaron Wilson
Pairs: Aaron Teys, Aaron Wilson
Triples: Barrie Lester, Corey Wedlock, Aron Sherriff
Fours: Barrie Lester, Aaron Teys, Corey Wedlock, Aron Sherriff

Development Team (uncapped)

Dawn Hayman
Ellen Ryan
Jesse Noronha
Ben Twist
Tiffany Brodie
Bolivia Millerick
Jayden Christie
Carl Healey
Kira Bourke (17, Tweed Heads, QLD)
Jake Rynne (15, North Toowoomba, QLD)

* Ages as of the time of publishing
* Trans Tasman Test Series will return to its traditional format, whereby players will only be permitted to change positions in their respective discipline.