[James Dean Fisher-Harris – Northern Swords 17s – 2013]
Ex Whangarei Boys High School, Ex Marist and Northern Swords player James Dean Fisher-Harris has won a Test Cap for the Junior Kiwis to play Australia this Saturday at CBUS Stadium on the Gold Coast.
Harris was a standout performer for the Northern Swords in the 2013 season where they finished third in the NZRL National Competition. As a result of his barn storming running and bruising defence he earned himself a contract with the Penrith Panthers.
In 2014 he helped the Panthers U18s team reach the final – he was rewarded with a couple of games in the Panthers U20s Toyota Cup team. After a solid off season Harris started the year the playing Reserve Grade in the Panthers NSW Cup team, which is a great reflection of how his career is progressing for a 19 year old to playing prop in this competition. He has played the last two weeks in the Panthers U20s Toyota Cup playing second row where is form has been outstanding – earning him his first test cap.
The full NZ Junior Kiwis squad for their showdown with the Junior Kangaroos is Bunty Afoa (NZ Warriors), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm), Zach Dockar-Clay (Parramatta Eels), James Fisher-Harris (Penrith Panthers), Watson Heleta (Wests Tigers), Jamayne Isaako (Cronulla Sharks), Sione Katoa (Penrith Panthers), Daniel Levi (Newcastle Knights), Lamar Liolevave (Wests Tigers), Joseph Manu (Sydney Roosters), Te Maire Martin (Wests Tigers), Taane Milne (Sydney Roosters), Marata Niukore (NZ Warriors), Toafofoa Sipley (N Warriors), Jazz Tevaga (NZ Warriors), Renouf To’omaga (Canterbury Bulldogs), Tony Tumusa (Melbourne Storm) and Braden Uele (North Queensland Cowboys).