The 1977-78 Australian Schoolboys squad. Back row: Max Williams (Qld), Shane Nightingale (Qld), Michael Maxwell (NSW), Warrick Melrose (NSW), Phillip Tuck (NSW). Third row: Michael Hawker (NSW), Ian Miller (NSW), George Gavalas (NSW), Richard Leslie (Qld), Glenn Bailey (Qld), Tony D’Arcy (Qld), Andrew Maclean (Qld). Second row: Michael Egan (NSW), Chis Roche (NSW), Michael O’Connor (ACT), Graham Reed (ACT), Wally Lewis (Qld), Brad Allan (NSW), Gary Ella (NSW), Glen Ella (NSW). Front row: Jim Lucey (assistant manager), Dominic Vaughan (NSW), Mark Ella (NSW), Tony Melrose (NSW, captain), Bob Wallace (manager), Peter McPherson (NSW), Merrick Ilett (Qld), Tony Ryan (NSW), Geoff Mould (coach, assistant manager).
Friendships forged on the rugby fields of England and Europe nearly a half century ago were cemented in Noosa last […]