The seconds had to again stop the rampaging Eagles’ back rower Rocky Ilolahia to sneak another close win 28-26. It should have been an easier finish with Angus Balmaks having two penalties disallowed even though both touch judges ruled goals.
Flanker Cameron Stanley scored two tries and suffered 17 life threatening injuries while winger Adam Wise showed he is coming of age with a fine display on the wing and a try. Fullback Balmaks should have had five penalties instead of three and two conversions.
Best were No 8 David Akkersdyk, centre David Kerr and forward Euan McKillop.
Colts have turned the corner over the past two weeks and are showing much more grit. Although they were beaten 17-19 they can hold their heads up for a performance worthy of a win.With Levi Goodwin-Shaw leading the forwards they forced two tries both claimed by hooker Tom Carvolth.
Fullback Aiden Agnew, Toni Fifita and Braeden Smith were among the best.
Fourths put on a show scoring seven tries with five eighth Reuben House converting six to give Gungahlin a 47-19 drubbing. It helps when you have Tim Macnamara hammering away in the forwards and Luke Cochrane on song in the backs.
Wingers Ivan Fifita and Josh Tini covered more territory that Burk and Wills while new centre Fongia Maola is a great gain for the side.
Thirds decided not to tackle and gave the visitors easy points to fall 12-32. Highlight of the day was prop Dave Haskins try. The Centrelink pensioner cannot remember when he last scored but then he cannot remember what he had for breakfast. The moving of Michael Edwards to the forwards is paying off as he looks far more comfortable up there in the dark side.