14 May Dominance worth more
The Whites completely dominated Royals at Campese Oval yet could not put them away winning 17-6. Royals defended and defended against the tide of attack and held on.
The three-all score line at half time would have pleased Royals but not Queanbeyan coach Adam Fahey.
With the tempo lifted in the second period and the use of the interchange the game gradually became a sure win. Players like flanker Dan Penca, centre Keith Morgan, flanker Tom G. Darmody and prop Chris Barbaro boosted the energy levels on a sun-draining day.
A couple of forward tries and then a penalty resulted in the narrow win. Captain Ryan Jones and flanker Michael Wells were the pick and the backs were well served by centre Lani Tiatia and the reliable greyhound guru Jamie Marmont.
Seconds won 43-12, colts lost 17-24, thirds won 24-14 and fourths won 24-19.