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Dual teenage sensations join Australian Development Squad

Two of Australia’s teenage lawn bowls stars are donning the green and gold for the first time at the 2019 Trans Tasman Test Series.

Both Queensland representatives, Kira Bourke, 17 and Jake Rynne, 15 were selected to join the Australian Development squad after stellar performances at last month’s Australian Under-18 Championships. Impressing selectors, Bourke won her third straight Girls singles gold, while Rynne scored silver in both the singles and pairs.

Both are a part of the Emerging Jackaroos squad and will be joining the likes of Ellen Ryan and Ben Twist, playing against New Zealand’s Blackjacks.

The three day Test kicks off on November, 25 on the Gold Coast, Queensland with and will also feature an Over-60’s side for the first time.

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

Open Team


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


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)

Source: Bowls Australia

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