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2019 Australian Rugby Recruit – Hugh Johnston

The Student

  • Attends: St Joseph’s Nudgee College, QLD Australia
  • SAT:
    • Reading: 610
    • Math: 650
    • Total: 1260
  • Overall GPA: To be advised
  • Areas of study: Business & Science
  • See link to Academic Reference below

The Person

  • Hugh has a strong work ethic and is tenacious in his approach to achieve well, and accomplish his goals.
  • Those who know Hugh describe him as: hardworking, resilient, self-driven, coachable and passionate.
  • A natural leader, Hugh stands out from the crowd, particularly in a sporting context, however his leadership is also transferred into the classroom where he is a school prefect and the boarding house captain.
  • Hugh is a compassionate and caring young man with an important presence within his local community and is able to view others who are less fortunate, with compassion and empathy.
  • See link to School Character Reference below

Community & Leadership Traits

  • Boarding House Captain
  • Big Brother – Mentor to junior school prefect students
  • Big BBQ/Big Breakfast – Cooking for the homeless
  • BBQ Committee – Raising money from cooking for different causes each week
  • Great Wheelbarrow Race – 140km pushing a wheelbarrow for charity
  • U11 coaching
  • Bronze Medallion

The Player

  • Height: 5 ft 8
  • Weight: 167 lbs
  • Position: Openside/Blindside Flanker and Halfback
  • Strengths:
    • Leadership
    • Strong over the ball
    • Knowledge of the game
    • Courageous defence
    • Solid running lines
    • Renowned communicator
    • Well developed pass from experience in playing in the backs
    • Good feet into contact

Teams Represented:

  • Matthew Flinders Anglican College Rugby Union (School and Club Rugby) – Under 12, 13, 14, 15 (Under 15 Captain)
  • Sunshine Coast Rugby Union Representative Teams (Regional) – Under 13, 14, 15
  • Nudgee College Rugby Union
    – Under 16 A & B, 2nd XV (Under 16B Captain)
  • Brothers Rugby Club Rugby Union – Under 16, 17
  • Fudooka Rugby Football Team (Japanese) – Under 18


  • Best Back – Under 14,15
  • Spirit of Rugby – Under 15
  • See link below for Coach Reference
  • See link below for Athletic Resume
  • View snapshot video below

If you feel that Hugh could be a good fit, please contact Chris Bates.

Phone: +61 407 639 551 | Email: chris@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: chris.bates4