28 Jun Doug does it
Leading comfortably all the way the Whites beat Gungahlin at Campese 31-0. The scrambling defence shut the Eagles out even though they made to within metres of the line on several occasions.
Winger Doug Lancaster’s low tackles was a feature as time and time again he cut down the break out runners. A couple of miskicks should have seen the Eagles land but Queanbeyan had great pride in keeping the visitors scoreless. Lancaster topped off his day with two tries built on the back of some exciting link play between the forwards and backs. The big guns were back and it showed.
Five eighth Zac Tarrant was also very good with his decisive running and general play.
Seconds just go there 18-17 with a late penalty. Leading 15-0 they nearly fell over without the guidance of Sam French at five eighth. French needs to be on the paddock to help the relatively young side.
Colts were referees by a card playing pedantic. This age group should be able to enjoy some footy but not with the whistle on a 30 second timer and a full deck waiting to get out on the pocket. Gungahlin won 14-10. Fullback Jeremy Taylor was again the best from fullback.
Thirds jumped to 24-0 before being chased to 24-10 and finishing at 27-14.Better players were forwards Dylan Jancevski, Andrew Lindsay, fullback Gareth Slarke and captain-coach Dan Hawke.
Fourths were in the nursery throwing dummies around with gay abandon. Everyone got into the spirit with Tim Godfrey’s no-look under leg effort winning the prize. The Doyles enjoyed Duncan’s birthday early with the 66-19 victory. They were less lively on Sunday.
The biggest cheer of the day came from the Gungahlin and Queanbeyan players and supporters when the ground announcer, Mr. John Moore, boomed out the defeat of the NRC team by the rank amateurs Uni-Norths.