04 Mar Cowra runners-up
The Whites finished the rounds in second place while the White Blues, consisting of the younger brigade finished eighth out of the 14 teams.
The Blues had to play Greylands in the elimination quarter final and were no match for a side that boasted Sydney first graders.
With only 23 players spread over two sides and three game ending head knocks during the day, the Whites were spread a bit thin especially as the day went on when the length of the games increased from seven minutes per half to the grand final when 15 minute halves were played.
Queanbeyan had plenty to be pleased about with many of the Colts showing courage against the raw-boned country lads. With few first graders and little experience both sides had good wins in the rounds.
Whites’ player of the day was Tom Holland. He is back from long lay-off and showed why he was touted as a first grader from the time he joined the club from school.
But there were plenty of others making contributions including OJ and his mate Larry Manu. Manu is a big lad and can motor along. He got better as the day progressed. OJ was the local crowd’s villain and on the odd occasion they did manage to stop him it was a crowd-pleasing moment.
Other standouts on the day were Jason Wirangi , Angus Balmaks, Ben Pattenden and Aiden Agnew. The big improvers were Damien Darmody and Ben Darmody backed up by the usual Dan Hawke, Josh Townsend and Ryan Jones.