Singleton’s rising stars

The rivalry between the Singleton Bulls and the Maitland Blacks continues this Saturday.

The Bulls’ under-18 side, which has defeated the Hamilton Hawks (34-5) and Maitland Black (10-8), will hope to rectify its 38-7 Round 2 defeat to Maitland when hosting the Blacks at 1pm.

Regardless of the result, the Bulls’ rising stars have continued to impress at school and representative level.


Teenagers Hamish O’Brien and Nathan Duff have been selected for the HRIS Opens team while Rory Gray has been given the nod for the HRIS under-16 side.

From this level the trio was selected for AICES teams in their respective age groups.

“I just want to keep playing good footy, keep listening to the feedback from my coaches and teammates,” Gray told The Hunter River Times.

Talented junior Nathan Vaughan was also selected in the Hunter CHS Open team.


Rory Gray’s reputation as one of the top under-16 talents was also evident in his Wildfires’ selection.

The Wildfires Under 18 squad also featured Hamish O’Brien, Nathan Vaughan and Hugh Partridge. Vaughan was also selected for Country.