St John’s College alumni, Alex Newsome (SJC 2013 – 15), will make his run-on debut with the Western Force against the Crusaders later today (5.35pm AEDST) at Christchurch’s AMI Stadium.
Newsome, a former Australia under-20 winger, starred for the New South Wales Country Eagles in the 2016 National Rugby Championship and earned him a trial with the Perth based Western Force. His tireless work was rewarded with a Super Rugby contract for 2017.
Born and raised in Glen Innes in northern New South Wales, Alex completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney whilst a resident of St John’s.
Good luck Alex in what will certainly be a baptism of fire in Christchurch.