11 Mar Good mix
In with the new and stick to some of the old and you have a good mix for the 2018 season with the Whites successfully trialing against Illawarriors.
Warriors like Jamie Marmont, Dan Penca and Toby Wilson had to keep up with the young guns like Fred Kaihea, Will Goddard and Petau Lefau who looked comfortable in the top side.
With the talented Caleb Maliisauskas at the back it was a game of running and well worked tries for a 27-12 win.
Marmont looks fresh and certainly has not lost the ability to score. On the other side Lefau showed his balanced running and ability to get through the line adding another try to his tally of one a game from the Cowra Tens.
The reserves ran up a 55-5 score line with plenty of ball movement off five eighth Riley Ahern. Has Ahern found his rightful spot?
The passing was slick and the support play satisfying as the line was crossed nine times with doubles to Lewis Bozzato and Jake Gordon. David Kerr did convert two.
The colts game was tough going with the Whites winning 27-21 despite being starved and punished perplexingly.
Prop Elijah Chadwick, Zane Marolt and Michael Gordon were busy but the pleasing thing was the contributions across the park by all of the first-year colts.
The club is in a good state when there is so much talent coming through the grades.
The last trial will be against Uni-North Owls at Campese on March 24 with the first round a home game against Gungahlin on April 7.
Pictured above is Ryan Jones dominating the lineout and below prop Fred Kaihea laying a claim for a first grade position.