The Year 8 Rugby team returned to the winners circle this week after a disappointing loss to Kings Christian College last week.
Playing away at Saint Stephen’s College the team were a little slow to start but once they figured out that the opposition were a little flimsy in defence on the edges they used their skills and ball movement to outplay the bigger Saint Stephen’s pack.
Winger, Ashton Govenlock opened the scoring after some good interchanging of passes found him on the right hand touch line. The difficult conversion attempt went astray. Our big and fast ball runners quickly placed themselves out in the midfield to take advantage of the one on one situation and both Will Barry and Jake Sherrington were devastating with ball in hand and some space. Both boys added their names to the scorer’s sheet with a double to Jake and the one try to Will. Will Lynch managed to put two conversions over the black dot to take the score to 24 to nil at the half.
A few positional changes in the second half saw a number of players in unfamiliar positions and some of our attacking prowess faltered. Saint Stephens added their own try when their winger intercepted a ball on his own 10 metre line and sprinted the remaining 90 metres to score. Kye Reynoldson showed his evasive skills and scored two tries with great foot work and an excellent turn of speed. Ashton Govenlock also scored his second for the afternoon after some superb interplay from the backs found him on the right wing and he finished the movement well by brushing aside a couple of would be defenders to score.
Will Toohey and Ryan Vardy were a handful all day for the Saint Stephen’s defenders and either boy could have been named Man of the Match. But the nod was given to Will Toohey for his excellent work at the breakdown with some aggressive clean outs and tackles. Final score an excellent 41-5 victory.
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