16 Jul Flying fourths
Fourths have notched up 100 points in their past two games and coach Wade Smith looks years younger as a result. He had a couple of handy players at his disposal this week including centres Joe Darmody and David de Luca.
Hooker Hebron Alesi was the busiest on the paddock as he loves the ground work and the collisions. Darmody’s talent was evident with virtually a break of the line at will to set up try scoring opportunities. The Irish prop Martin Cole can sniff a try and sniffed two more on Saturday.
Fullback Michael Edwards had one of his runs where he takes the ball in flight and flies. Once the defence stands still they are done for.
While the fourths were flying, colts get stuck on the runway. Not all engines can work at the one time. They spluttered to 10-all at the break, jumped started to 20-10, had a wing back in the hangar and had the flight cancelled at 20-17.
Five eighth Jake Powley had a go for the full game, Ryan Bol kept on working and the go to man Josh Wells was not seen enough.
Thirds had a day to forget with ill-discipline the feature. They had to play with 14 men after a red card for language and then when Aiden Kenworthy limped off it was goodnight nurse. Back rower Jack Edwards was the pick with Riley Ahern impressive.
Seconds had a scare as they could not get away from the students who played a clever kicking game to keep the home side under threat.There was bit of ill-discipline in this game as well which is most unusual for the reserves. No 8 Tom G. Darmody was the rock while half Dan Hawke just held his side together for the one point win.