13 May Colts had to work
The Colts had to work hard to beat Easts 24-5 after scores were tied at the break five-all. Thirds and fourths received forfeits, second grade won 54-0 with the game called off just after the start of the second half due to an injury, and first grade won 105-10.
Winger Riley Hughes scored the first try for the under 20’s and then scored another in the second half with prop Fred Kaihea and Petau Lefau adding to the five pointers. Kyle Hanns added two conversions.
It was a pretty good defensive effort given that Easts dominated the possession in the first half. With Josh Wells playing at fullback and Hanns there was plenty of strike power as the game went on. Hanns again proved he is more than a runner with effective defence as Easts kept coming forward.
Kaihea is a beast and leads the run meters every week.
Second grade welcomed back lock Ben Leaper and his combination with Tony Tarlinton was the grunt. Again five eighth Ben Darmody displayed plenty of options including a dummy or two as predicted would have to happen. His inside ball to winger Larry Manu for his first try was class. Manu went on to score two more and is really showing his wares. Fullback Riley Ahern scored two and Billy Chalker, Damien Darmody and Toni Fifita one each. Angus Le Lievre slotted six conversions from seven.
First grade had Saia Faingaa for the first half as the Whites went to bananas at 33-10. It was non-stop after that with a steady procession of 15 tries in all.
Flanker Lewis Bozzato was in everything without causing any issues but the player of the day was half Josh White who finally ran with the ball and showed his full capabilities. It helped to have five eighth Liam Moseley running the game.
Plenty of substitutes were used and all contributed.
Despite the global cyber-attack the scoreboard was finally fixed and the IT guru from the Department of Defence was well pleased with himself.