14 May Dominance
Second grade had the biggest win of the day against Royals, 43-12. It started with the old flick inside from half Daniel Hawke to the try sneak flanker Cameron Stanley. It worked in last year’s grand final so why not try it again.
Running up the hill in the first period the Whites went to the break at 17-10 with Keith Morgan scoring the other first half try.
There was plenty of action to come as No 8 Tom G. Darmody got into stride and the forwards exerted their dominance. That dominance was exemplified by the awarding of a penalty try and then a push over not long after.
The big three featured Darmody, Hawke and Stanley in a team which is solid and sometime spectacular. Centre David Kerr adds the spectacular.
Colts suffered another heart breaker being just beaten by the undefeated Royals 17-24. Again the side showed generosity by letting the opposition to an easy start to allow them to lead 5-19 at oranges.
Fullback Josh Wells came into his own in the second stanza creating plenty of opportunities. Small errors cost so after a long period control Royals countered and cemented the win.
Wells was clearly head and shoulders above the rest with the energetic Josh Wise and the no-nonsense Lewis Bozzato among the best.
Thirds continued their run of good form again with half Alex Rowley in control leading the side to a 24-14 win. With the long legged Aiden Kenworthy making a mess and scoring two tries and the short legged Tom Mitchell scoring two the side was in control. The two Jacks, Edwards and Chalker, were again best on field.
In another 24 score line, fourths won 24-19thanks to some big forward efforts from Etu Tai, Hebron Alesi and Braden Reid. Centre Michael Edwards is really starting to hit his straps as he gains confidence in his ability. It is handy to have the talented Mr. Hugo Mahoney in the side.
(Photos are courtesy of Chris Kerr photography)