10 Mar Going going Gong
The Whites were represented by two teams against the Illawarriors that were far different from the 2018 colts and first grade sides.
The new look colts won 29-0 while the firsts were one bounce from victory going down 14-19.
Trial scores do not count for much but the Queanbeyan coaches had plenty to smile about.
From the colts in 2018 to captain of the day Matt Taylor showed how the club’s talent is developing. He led a team with fellow graduates Noa Nadruku, Francis Soakai-Tai, Becs Seeto, Brad Winchester, Michael Gordon and Fred Kaihea. Young blokes with a bit of go.
The youngest of all Zeph Tuinona played the full game at lock a winner.
The Whites also have an excitement machine in BJ Jiminez. A touch of arrogance, very fast on his feet and unpredictable-sounds like who?
Winchester was all cool at five eighth with centres Levi Clark and colt Holoti Fonua providing the starch.
The pack scored a rolling maul try and were more than competitive against the Illawarra representative side even though they were missing Sokai Tai, Ryan Jones, Lewis Bozzato and Carl Elliott to name just a few.
The colts have only about five left from the 2018 side as the others move into grade. Of the newbies lock Matt Winchester , Tom Balogh and Michael Rademaker looked the goods.
Held together by Vinnie De Masson and Wyll Holland the colts indicated plenty of spirit and fight for 2019.
The Whites even won the boat race led by Bobby Waters.
The players enjoyed a surf, pizzas and the hospitality of the Wollongong clubs with Bobby keen to become a McDonald’s cleaner.