Young Victorians take big step forward

Victorian rugby league took yet another significant step forward on the weekend with NRL Victoria’s Under-16s and Under-18s booking their place in the finals.

It is the first time ever that our state will have both junior representative teams in finals action.

The achievement came on the back of two outstanding victories at home against the Wynnum Manly Seagulls last Saturday.

The Under-16s ran out 42-14 winners while the Under-18s backed up the effort with a 52-10 victory.

It capped off an outstanding season that saw both Victorian teams finish 2nd in their pool on the back of four wins and two losses in each competition.

The Under-16s will be playing for the QRL Cyril Connell Cup while the Under-18s are vying for the Mal Meninga Cup.

Both teams will now travel to Townsville for the quarter-finals where they will take on defending state champions the Townsville Blackhawks on Sunday.

The Storm family wishes both teams all the best on the weekend!