30 Jun Breakfast with Bobby
Fourths started the day at Jamison just after breakfast. In fact, a few did not get to have toast after a late-night kebab. Bobby Waters was asked not to breathe at scrum time.
It was a tryathon with 12 tries in total with Luke Cochrane snatching two and even Daniel Hawke skydiving under the posts. Amongst the best were the usual suspects-Tom G. Darmody, Cochrane and Aaron Robinson.
Thirds was a battle with Wests wanting to pick and drive and Queanbeyan trying to get a run with the ball. Captain Zac Byrnes was the cool head and kept his side on task. After 20 minutes of starvation John Steele crossed to enter half time at 7-12. He was at it again setting up the first team try after the break before Robinson came on and snatched two.
With the score at 26-19, Wests scored under the posts and the kicker missed the conversion. Best were Captain Zac, Steele, Noa Nadruku in the centres and a fueled-up Bobby.
The colts jumped to 26-7 at oranges and went on a rampage to finish 50-12 with Wyll Holland the man-of-the-match. With Kyle Priest on leave Davea Teoteo took over the role with Declan Tansey and Gordon Daunitutu getting game time and both doing the job.
Half Johnny Lalatoa gives the side an extra edge with Jacob Tozer and Kane Kilmister always in the game and prepared for the slog.
Reserve grade had Ryan Jones on super drive. He has the big motor probably only matched in the club by Noa Nadruku. Jones’ performance was a ten and he earned a cameo spot in first grade at half back.
A Fraser Smith intercept gave the side a 10-7 lead just after the break and a couple of flick passes gave the side breathing space. The injection of Sam Perkins was a boost with Perkins scoring to make it 26-14 at bell time.
Fullback Jeremy Taylor was busy and throws his body around without fear or favour.