16 Apr Great day
Old Jamie Marmont was at his best as second grade won 29-3. Chainsaw and another experienced player, Tony Tarlinton, enjoyed plenty of running. Tarlo even set up a try with a relatively long break before giving Doug Lancaster a try. It ended up 29-3 in a game that showed how committed the second grade is to winning and fighting it out until the end.
Half Tom Mitchell had to perform before the whole family and he did look comfortable at this level.
The Colts came of age with a 55-0 win over the Owls. Half Jeremy Taylor allowed Jake Powley to play at five eighth and the rest of the backs appreciated room to move. Centre Fraser Smith scored the first try and the last showing his rightful position. Flanker Lewis Bozzato was unstoppable and the man of the match.
First division first grade (thirds) had another golden oldie back on the paddock in Ben Boyton and he led the charge. Not be outdone Cameron Stanley kept the go forward while in the backs Adam Wise was explosive and Joe Darmody should become a permanent placement at fullback. Young were down 17-5 at the break but never gave in and the end score line 24-12 had to be earnt.
With so many injuries throughout the grades Queanbeyan should have struggled to field fourths. Instead the benches were crowded with plenty of new faces and some talent. It helps to have the experience Tim Macnamara at No 8 and Chris McRoberts at half to steer the side. Two other players that stood were Damian Touro and Tony Fifita. Both are colt age which puts pressure on the selectors. The 43-14 win was highly entertaining.