24 Jun Lessons learnt
Whites’ first grade bounced back from last week’s loss to defeat Uni-Norths 24-17. Dressed in blue and wearing pink socks for Ladies Day, the side looked the goods and delivered. Lessons have been learnt with a more dominant scrum, more venom in attack and smarter field play.
The Whites hold the Pat Matthews Cup which was presented by Pam Sassella who also presented the specially minted blue look.
Fourths beat Goulburn 59-17, thirds lost to the Dirty Reds 0-36, colts beat Owls 47-21 and reserves kept their unbeaten record winning 18-15.
First grade jumped out of the blocks and dashed to a 21-0 lead before going into half time at 21-7. The big boppers OJ Noa and Soakai Tai scored tries before an individual run of by fullback Tom Ruediger, doing a Campese impression, scored the third.
No. 8 Tai was the man of the moment with OJ Noa, Dan Penca and Ryan Jones offering the assists. With Carl Elliott back the front row was unstoppable. Neori Nadruku is a prop of caliber.
Fourths scored nine tries with Elijah Chadwick and Francis Soakai Tai running amok. Throw in Tom G. Darmody and the Reds looked on in disbelief.
Despite the hard work of prop Tyron Dargue and Braden Smith the thirds could not match Gouburn and for the first time in along time failed to score a point.
The colts took off before the Owls could get out of their nest scoring eight tries and leading 25-7 at the break and then going on with it. Prop Fred Kaihea had a been in his bonnet about something so went about destroying the opposition. Winger Kyle Hanns, like all good wingers, should keep his hands in his pockets. The centre combination of Puni Aupuni and Caleb Malisauskas send the spell checker into melt down and do the same to the opposition.
Second grade were solid with half Nathan Exton scooting over to give the side a chance with the ever-reliable Riley Ahern kicking two penalties to put the game to rest.
Thanks go to Mara Elliott for organizing another successful Ladies Day wih fun ds raised going to the Queanbeyan Children’s Special Needs.