Oscar’s rugby union dream

Oscar Lane with his team
Oscar Lane with his team

Canungra local Oscar Lane was a proud member of the Australian Schoolboys rugby union team that defeated Tonga in September.

Oscar was selected following his performance at the National School Rugby Championships in July where he played for Queensland.

He recently graduated from King’s Christian College and his mother, Taqwa De La Warr, partially credits the school’s commitment to sport for Oscar’s rugby union success.

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“Oscar went to Tamborine Mountain State Primary School,” she said.

“He tried Tamborine Mountain State High School and Tamborine Mountain College but they weren’t for him – not enough sport – so we drove him an hour a day each way to Reedy Creek to peruse his rugby union dreams at King’s Christian College.” 

Oscar played for King’s College throughout his time there.

He also played for Nerang Bulls Rugby Union Club this year, where he skippered the Under 18s to win the Gold Coast grand final.

Oscar brought his fierce on and off field determination and skill to lead his team to the win.

He was awarded the King’s Christian College Player of the Year – 2023 and MVP Balleymore Cup at the King’s Christian College awards night. 

Taqwa believes the sacrifices his family made have paid off with his selection for the Australian Schoolboys team.

The Australian Schoolboys defeated the Tongan Schoolboys 50 to 26 in the final match of the Schoolboys Trilateral series.

The game was held at Knox Grammar School, Sydney, and Oscar played an integral part in the win, as one of six of the try scorers for the Australian team.

This year Oscar was awarded the Brian Peace Award by the Australian Schools Rugby. 

This is awarded to the Player’s Player, as voted by each team member. 

“Oscar’s dream is to play rugby professionally and he is desperately trying to get to France next year into a rugby academy,” said Taqwa.

“A place in an international academy so he can live and breath rugby union full time, with no distractions.”