19
AUG
2017

Two up

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The Whites have won two 2017 premierships with the colts getting home 17-11 against Gungahlin and the seconds 26-15 over Tuggeranong. Fourths were overpowered by Tuggers 0-38. Colts flanker Justin Sikimeti and second grade half Josh White were named as man-of-the-match in their respective...
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18
AUG
2017

Premiership hunt

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Fourths, colts and seconds will play for the premiership trophies tomorrow at Erindale with games against Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Tugerranong. All three teams are the under-dogs with the two Tugerranong teams finishing as minor premiers while Gungahlin the colts finished second. Fourths have...
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17
AUG
2017

Hawke coach of the year

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Colts coach Daniel Hawke has been named the ACTRU coach of the year for his efforts with the ACT Schoolboys in winning the national championships. He shares the award with his assistant coach Ben McGee. The schoolboys championship win came 28 years after their only other title. Hawke is heavily...
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14
AUG
2017

Try time

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The Whites are fortunate to have Chris Kerr as the club’s photographer. Chris captures the action throughout the grades. Here is a smaple of the tries in the preliminary finals.
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12
AUG
2017

Hat trick

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Not any would have given the Whites a chance to take all three preliminary finals and advance to the grand finals but that is just what they did with a hat trick of wins. Fourths led by one point at the Go Troppo break and were one point ahead at full time against RMC 19-18, the most unexpected...
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09
AUG
2017

Survivors

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The three surviving Whites’ teams face sudden death on Saturday with the club hoping that at least one, two or three make the grand finals. From the five Whites’ sides that made the semi-finals three teams second grade, colts and fourths have survived to compete in the preliminary finals....
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07
AUG
2017

Three standing

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From the five Whites’ sides that made the semi-finals three teams second grade, colts and fourths have survived to compete in the preliminary finals next weekend. Wests beat Queanbeyan 24-8 in first grade, seconds defeated Uni-Norths 17-13, colts defeated the Owls 31-17, thirds lost to...
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03
AUG
2017

All five in finals

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Queanbeyan’s fourth grade will start the semi-finals with the major on Saturday against Tuggeranong at 9.35am at Erindale. On Sunday, the thirds play at 11.40 also against the Valley, colts play Uni-Norths at 11.35, seconds play Uni-Norths at 1.25pm and the firsts finish the weekend against...
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30
JUL
2017

Colts step up

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Four colts started first grade against Easts, on debut Petau Lefau, five eighth Liam Moseley, prop Ben Gordon and at No 8 Justin Sikimeti. Another two were added during the game lock, Harri Dahl and five eighth Brad Winchester. It was a look into the future. Firsts won 36-12, seconds 50-0,...
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27
JUL
2017

Lime man to miss match

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Last week’s Club Lime man of the match Soakai Tai will miss the last round game against Easts resting a minor injury. Captain Dan Penca is also out which give the Whites a backrow of Ryan Jones, Lewis Bozzato and colt Justin Sikimeti at Number 8. Sikimeti is a first grader but there has been no...
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26
JUL
2017

Bruise brothers

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Queanbeyan centre pairing are both former flankers bent on destruction. The bruise brothers, David Kerr and Jake Holland, have great delight in putting fancied rivals on their backsides. Neither could be described as classic centres but both have added plenty of venom to the backline with the...
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22
JUL
2017

Perfect Combo

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No 8 Soakai Tai and flanker Ryan Jones proved to be the perfect combination against Wests taking the Whites to an 18-4 win. Queanbeyan won all grades beating Cooma in the thirds 20-18 after the bell, fourths again against Cooma 33-5, colts 60-0 and seconds 47-0 both against Wests. Given that...
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19
JUL
2017

Must win

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The Whites face an in-form Wests at Campese Oval on Saturday with the Lions accounting for Tuggeranong last Saturday 35-31 while Queanbeyan had the bye. It is a must win for the Whites with the battle for third and fourth spot and only two rounds remaining. Wests are on 50 point, the Whites on...
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17
JUL
2017

Two wins and a boat race loss

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Thirds and fourths had a day in the country with games against Young Yabbies on Saturday. Thirds won 46-7 and fourths 36-14 but a loss in the boat race was disappointing. Thirds scored eight tries and fourths scored six with the pies shared amongst eleven players. Michael Edwards attempt to...
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12
JUL
2017

Presentation night

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The 2017 presentation night will be held on Saturday August 26th from 6.30pm at the Hellenic Club Woden. Three course meal, drinks on arrival, music by The Advocates and a the ever popular photo booth. Price is $85 per person. RSVP and payments by August the 18th. Pay by direct deposit:...
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08
JUL
2017

Credit to coaches

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Royals defeated Queanbeyan 31-24 at Campese Oval which was more of a win for the Whites. The unheralded home side just stuck it to the undefeated leaders and came away knowing they are a chance. Where Royals have averaged a differential of 35 points with three or more Brumbies playing week in...
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07
JUL
2017

Title fight

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The ACT Schoolboys will play Queensland Two on Saturday at Riverview at 11.30am. Whites coach Dan Hawke has guided the side to the first final appearance in 29 years. The ACT beat Queensland 1, NSW Two and then Western Australia in a bonus point five try win to qualify for the national title....
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05
JUL
2017

Facing the favourite

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The Whites face competition favourite Royals at Campese on Saturday. Royals remain undefeated after accounting for Tuggeranong again last Saturday while Queanbeyan had a day out against Easts. Locked in a three-way battle with Wests and Gungahlin to make up the four, the Whites need to show...
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02
JUL
2017

Plenty of tries

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The Whites scored plenty of tries in round 13 games against Easts and RMC in fourth grade. Eleven tries were scored in first grade, ten in second grade, four in colts, five in thirds and four in fourths. First grade won 65-3, seconds 60-7, colts 22-5, thirds 49-33 and fourths 26-14. Leading the...
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28
JUN
2017

Easts not easy

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Although Easts have yet to win a game in the John I. Dent Cup they do always present a challenge for the Whites. Many have memories of being hijacked at Griffith Oval by the Beasties. The Whites are in a precarious position sitting fifth just behind Wests and Gungahlin and need to win at least...
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28
JUN
2017

Five to go

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With just five rounds remaining there is a real battle going on for third and fourth spots on the first grade ladder and qualification for the final series. The Whites have slipped to fifth spot on 33 points but only just behind fourth placed Gungahlin on 34 and third placed Wests on 36. Royals...
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24
JUN
2017

Sin bin costly

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The sin binning of Whites’ hooker Carl Elliott cost Queanbeyan dearly as Tuggeranong scored twice in the last 10 minutes to win 20-34. Elliott was involved in a bit of push and shove which was hardly yellow card material and the decision ruined the game. The visitors got off to a flying start...
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22
JUN
2017

Match of the round

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For the third week in a row the Whites feature in the match of the round this time against Tuggeranong. The last time the sides met back in round 5 is best forgotten with Queanbeyan dusted. The Whites have good form beating Gungahlin and then Uni Norths while Tuggers are coming off an easy win...
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19
JUN
2017

Premiership reunion

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Saturday is Old Boys Day and is a special day for the two premiership teams on 2007-first grade and colts. First grade led by Josh Hastings defeated Gungahlin 33-12 in the first premiership win since 1983 when David Jones lifted the John I. Dent Cup. It was the year of the greatest comeback...
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18
JUN
2017

Terrific Tai

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Very few players can totally influence a game like backrower Soakai Tai. Fresh from a month’s break he was the dominant factor in Queanbeyan’s win over Uni Norths at North Oval,33-23. Sok scored one try, stood out in defence and just kept going forward in attack. The rest of the forwards lifted...
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15
JUN
2017

Owl attack

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The Whites face a confident Uni Norths at University on Saturday. The Owls beat Queanbeyan earlier in the year and pushed the competition favourites, Royals, at their last outing. The home side is sitting at sixth spot but only a win away from the four with the Whites hanging on to the fourth...
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03
JUN
2017

A different day

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The last time Queanbeyan played Gungahlin they lost all grades but Saturday was a different day with the Whites winning first grade 29-14, second grade 47-14 and fourths 21-10. Colts just lost 12-19 and thirds were pipped 33-40. Three Danny Matthews penalties had the home side up 9-0 at Campese...
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31
MAY
2017

Eagles have to be grounded

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With three teams battling it out for third and fourth spots on the first grade ladder, the Whites have to step up and knock off Gungahlin at Campese Oval on Saturday. Royals and Tuggeranong are safe at the top while Wests and Gungahlin are just ahead of Queanbeyan on the table. After a...
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27
MAY
2017

Royal beating

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The Whites had no answer to a hot Royals being well beaten 17-42 at Phillip District. Seconds lost their second game of the season 12-29, colts won 35-22, thirds won 36-17 and fourths retired at the end of the innings 81-31. Flanker OJ Noa led the firsts onto the paddock to mark his last game...
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24
MAY
2017

Testing time

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The Whites face a huge test when they meet Royals at Phillip District on Saturday. Royals remain undefeated and sit on top of the ladder with 38 points with an impressive 348 points scored to just 77 against. Tuggeranong are second on 34 points and then there is a gap to 24 points with...
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21
MAY
2017

Fourths featured

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Due to a mix up in times, only fourth grade played Hall on Saturday recording a convincing win 35-7. Playing at No 8 this week, Michael Edwards scored a try and converted all tries for a personal tally of 15 points. Player of the day was Erene Apineru who scored a try but damaged the opposition...
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18
MAY
2017

Spotlight on thirds and fourths

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With Queanbeyan’s premier division teams having a bye the spotlight is on the first division thirds and fourths meeting Hall at Campese Oval at 1.30 and 3pm on Saturday. A gala day of girls rugby will be held during the morning. Hall’s third grade side is sitting near the top of the ladder and...
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13
MAY
2017

Colts had to work

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The Colts had to work hard to beat Easts 24-5 after scores were tied at the break five-all. Thirds and fourths received forfeits, second grade won 54-0 with the game called off just after the start of the second half due to an injury, and first grade won 105-10. Winger Riley Hughes scored the...
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10
MAY
2017

Shake up

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First grade has been shaken up with Colt’s five eighth Liam Moseley moving into first grade, Danny Matthews moving to fullback, centre Billy Chalker replaced by his house mate David Kerr and Angus Le Lievre moving to the seconds. Kerr and Isaiah Latu will not take any prisoners. The forward...
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07
MAY
2017

Owls have the last hoot

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Queanbeyan scored four tries University-Norths scored four tries, White Angus Le Lievre kicked three conversions and three penalties, Owl Sam Irwin kicked two conversions and four penalties and that was it with the Owls winning 36-35. Excitement plus. It was in the last two minutes when the...
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04
MAY
2017

Injury struggle

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The Whites have 20 players on the injury list with some notable losses from the matches against Wests including hooker Carl Elliott and halfback Mitch Douch. Good news is that maybe Brumbies Les Leulua’aiali’ i-makin and Saia Faingaa may play. Josh White regains his spot at halfback and links...
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02
MAY
2017

Pat Matthews Cup

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Queanbeyan and University-Norths first grades will play for the Pat Matthews Cup on Saturday at Campese. It is currently held by the Whites having won it on four occasions and the Owls winning the cup three times. University-Norths have yet to win a game this season. The Whites are coming off a...
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29
APR
2017

Unbelievable win

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Queanbeyan had no right to beat Wests. The Whites had four players on debut and were missing the big guns. Added to the challenge was a red-card to flanker Lewis Bozzato with 24 minutes to go. Yet the Whites won 20-18 to complete a find day out. Fourths won 59-0, thirds 48-19, colts 47-24 and...
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27
APR
2017

Debutantes

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The Whites will have three debutantes in round 5 of the John I. Dent Cup against Wests at Jamieson Oval.Lock Josh Townsend, front rower Tonga Tangitau and No 8 Dylan Jancevski all get their first run on games. Townsend has deserved a spot for some time but with three Mcdougall medals and...
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22
APR
2017

Seconds and thirds save the day

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Queanbeyan’s second and third grades saved the day for the Whites winning 36-14 and 29-26 with first grade suffering one of their biggest defeats in many years 15-59, colts losing 14-34 and fourths folding to 14-43 against the professional Tuggeranong. In firsts, the home side led 8-19 at the...
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21
APR
2017

Glad to be back

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After a two week break from football the Whites will be pleased to get their third game of the season but will have another hard day at Tuggeranong. First grade has a couple of changes with Danny Matthews taking over the five eighth role and Billy Chalker moving to the inside centre. Hopefully...
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08
APR
2017

Third and fourths in the spotlight

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Thirds and fourths enjoyed the spotlight on Campese Oval playing Goulburn and both sides recorded wins with fourths getting home 36-19 and the thirds 26-19. They were high standard games and to Goulburn’s credit many of their players had to back up and proved that country rugby still has the...
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05
APR
2017

Goulburn at Campese

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First division first grade (thirds) and first division second grade (fourths) will meet Goulburn at Campese Oval with the thirds at 3pm and the fourths at 1.30pm. All other grades have a bye. After copping it against Gungahlin thirds and fourths will be keen to get back on the horse and there...
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02
APR
2017

Eagles swoop

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Queanbeyan had a miserable day at Nicholls with the Gungahlin Eagles winning all grades. Firsts lost 23-28, seconds 8-20, colts 3-12, third grade 10-25 and fourths 10-15. Fullback Mitch Douch did everything possible to steal a win in the last minutes of the top grade. Several darts nearly paid...
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30
MAR
2017

Where Whites dare

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The experienced Jamie Marmont moves back into first grade on Saturday for a crunch match against Gungahlin. The Eagles have been building into a real premiership threat under the coaching of Laurie Atkins. Any trip to Nicholls is a challenge and the Whites will have to be wary of a hijack in...
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26
MAR
2017

Sub chaos

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A mix-up with the substitutes towards the end of the game nearly cost the Whites a first round win against Wests. Queanbeyan hung on to a 26-20 victory after leading comfortably 26-6 before the team was in disarray with players on and off. It was a poor day for rugby with Wests forfeiting in...
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26
MAR
2017
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MAR
2017

Testing trial

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Without several key players in all grades the Whites were put to the test by Tuggeranong. The visitors had recent Brumbies Isaac Thompson and Jarrod Butler on the field and they provided plenty. Without JR Morgan, Neori Nadruku and Carl Elliott the home side had a fresh-faced prop, Dan Penca at...
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13
MAR
2017

Last trial

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The Whites will meet Tuggeranong at Campese Oval on Saturday in the last trial before the first home game against Wests on March 25th. Third/ fourth grade will kick off at 10.30,followed by the colts at 12.15, reserve grade at 1.40 and firsts at 3.05. It will be a difficult day with many new...
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12
MAR
2017

Whites wipe Country champions

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The NSW Country Championship team, Illawarriors, were well beaten by the Whites 38-14 in the first grade and 14-5 in the Colts game. Flanker Lewis Bozzato and fullback Mitch Douch each scored a double, prop Neori Nadruku and hooker Dan Penca one each. Penca was back in his old role and was...
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04
MAR
2017

Cowra runners-up

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The Whites were runners-up at the Cowra Twilight Tens on Saturday well beaten by an invitational side, Greylands. The Whites won the carnival in 2016. The Whites finished the rounds in second place while the White Blues, consisting of the younger brigade finished eighth out of the 14 teams. The...
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25
FEB
2017

New faces

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There were plenty of new faces appearing for the Whites in their trial against Gungahlin. About 30 players were rotated in the senior trial while the Colts had another 20 wandering on and off the field. Another 20 players were unavailable due to either ACT under 20 commitments or the Brumby...
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22
FEB
2017

Three halves into Sevens

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Three half backs will lead the Whites in the Kiama Sevens on Saturday. Mitch Douch, Josh White and Caleb Rech head the lineup with some young guns including Isaiah Latu, Jake Powley and Aiden Agnew adding the pace. Rech returns to the club after following premiership winning coach Glen...
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20
FEB
2017

It’s all happening

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Whites head coach Adam Fahey has been appointed the coach of the Brumby Runners for the 2017 season. It is another feather in his cap having been involved with the NRC side and before that the ACT Schoolboys. The experience he is gaining can only benefit Queanbeyan. Thursday night is burger...
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14
FEB
2017

Rego online

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All players have to be registered before they can play for the club. The ARU has made online registration mandatory and this can be done through the Whites web page by going to the Registration 2017 tab on the home page. The registration which includes the ARU insurance, fees to the ARU and the...
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04
FEB
2017

Whites win Tara Costigan Foundation Battle of the Codes

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The Queanbeyan Whites won the inaugural Tara Costigan touch competition defeating Tuggeranong 3-2. In the Battle of the Codes involving teams from rugby union, rugby league and Australian football the Whites went through the competition undefeated. The experience of Super touch players like...
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26
JAN
2017

Australia Day

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The Whites had a big Australian Day with Lewis Holland the Queanbeyan Ambassador and three people connected with the club receiving Australian Day Honours. ActewAGL’s Paul Walshe received an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for his service to the communities of Queanbeyan and Canberra. Paul has...
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14
JAN
2017

Training starts

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The Whites will start official training on Tuesday the 17th from 5.30pm at Campese Oval with the first weeks focused on speed and game strategy. The first trip away is to Kiama on the 25th of February with only one team per club allowed. Two teams will compete at the Cowra 10’s as the...
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27
DEC
2016

Farewell Mesake

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Club stalwart Mesake Seavula had died in his Fijian village Namatakula. Mesake was in Fiji for Christmas along with his brother Noa Nadruku. Mesake is survived by his wife, Makelesi, and two children. He was a dual international playing for Fiji in rugby at half back and then for the Fijian...
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10
DEC
2016

Major raffle winners

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Whites’ supporter Tony McEvilly has won the club’s major raffle prize of two nights accommodation at the Sapphire Waters Motor Inn in Merimbula. Second prize , a whale watching cruise, was won by fourth grade half back Chris McRoberts (pictured) with Ian Godfrey and Edward Stevens...
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23
NOV
2016

Dynamic Darmody re-elected

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The Duracelle charged Ian Darmody has been re-elected as president of the Queanbeyan Whites. A large and enthusiastic annual general meeting supported the existing leadership of the club with a dozen members joining the committee. Ron Hill, Simon Booth and Phill Hawke remain as vice presidents,...
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06
NOV
2016

Draw for 2017

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Brumbies competition manager, Sam Irwin, has done another outstanding job in putting together the 2017 competition draws. All premier club third and fourth grade (first division) will play every home game with their respective first, second and colts grades. The premier clubs will play home and...
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16
OCT
2016

Twenty six 20

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The 26 Twenty program starts on Tuesday the 25th from 4.30 to 6.30pm. Josh will be on hand on Tuesdays and Thursdays to oversee weights and running programs. Players are only required to do one hour-after work or later. The club has purchased more than $3,000 worth of equipment to allow the...
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16
OCT
2016

Annual general meeting

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The QRUFC annual general meeting is to be held on Wednesday November 23rd at the White House from 6pm. Of course it is easy not to be involved but the club does require enthusiastic and energetic committee people to carry the club forward. The more the load can be spread the better it is for...
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14
SEP
2016

Development fund invite

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If you are considering joining the Whites colts in 2017 then you are welcome to the club’s development fund dinner on Friday night (16th) at the Whitehouse at Campese Oval. The dinner is complimentary with a 6.30pm for 7pm start. Parents are more than welcome. If you could RSVP by...
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09
SEP
2016

Sevens Cancelled

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Unfortunately due to the rain overnight the grounds become unplayable. An early call had to be made due to teams travelling from Sydney. Information about ACT selection will come from Russell Ingram in the near future.
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09
SEP
2016

Sevens

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The Queanbeyan Sevens is likely to unearth more talent according to the tournament director, Phill Hawke. The Sevens are part of the ACT selection trials for both the men and women’s teams. Australian players Lewis Holland, Tom Cusack and Pama Fou were identified from the Queanbeyan even...
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27
AUG
2016

Keeping up with the Jones

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Flanker Ryan Jones’ breakout season was again in the highlight at the Whites presentation night. Jones took out the J. L. Maguire Shield for the most consistent and the first grade best forward award. The other 2016 Macdougall Medal winner OJ Noa took out the player’s player award while the...
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27
AUG
2016

Full list of award winners

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President’s Trophy Sean Debenham J. L. Maguire Shield (most consistent) Ryan Jones Ben Mansell Memorial (most promising) Ben Gordon Paul Greentree (Best club person)(2000) Mick Gordon Pat Matthews (tight five) (no shield) Not done by club Len Dean Memorial(sportsmanship)(1991) Jake Gordon...
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24
AUG
2016

Two plus two is four

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Queanbeyan had two Macdougall Medal winners in the first six years of the award and waited thirty four more years to get another two. Whites back rowers OJ Noa and Ryan Jones, along with Tuggeranong’s Ben Hyne were named joint winners as the best club rugby players in the John I. Dent Cup....
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19
AUG
2016

Three with a chance for Macdougall

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Queanbeyan back rowers Dan Penca, OJ Noa and Ryan Jones are all in the running for the Madougall medal.Captain Penca missed games through injury but would have polled well at the back end of the season. No 8 OJ Noa started the season in storming fashion while Jones has probably been the most...
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14
AUG
2016

Two down

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Both first grade (22-26) and second grade (17-27) lost their grand finals to Tuggeranong on Saturday. This was what was written about the major semi-final- “Tuggeranong just kept getting territory on the back of penalties. The red and whites are the masters in loitering off-side around the...
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10
AUG
2016

Ian Armour

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The captain of the Queanbeyan Whites’ first premiership team, Ian Stanley Armour, has died. Born on the 29th of May 1934 he passed away on the 7th of August. A graveside service was held at Woden Cemetery on Friday the 11th.He was the husband of Pam and loved father, step-father and grandfather...
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10
AUG
2016

Tuggers a tough test

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Tuggeranong will provide a tough test for both the Whites’ first grade (3.35pm) and second grade (1.20pm) in Saturday’s grand finals at Viking Park. The Valley lads defeated Queanbeyan 30-22 in the major semi-finals in first grade while the seconds defeated Tuggeranong 23-16 in their major semi...
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10
AUG
2016

Marmont’s 100th and Wilson is in

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The 2016 John I. Dent Cup grand final will be winger Jamie Marmont’s 100th first grade game. The Whites take on Tuggeranong at Viking Park on Saturday in both first (3.25pm) and second grade (1.20pm). Lock Toby Wilson has been cleared to play after receiving his third yellow card in the...
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06
AUG
2016

Wonderful Whites

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The Whites jumped to 13-0 before Gungahlin touched the ball, led 18-10 at half time and went on to win 44-17 to qualify for the grand final against Tuggeranong. The Whites were wonderful in attack and brutal in defence. Winger Brendon Spears was the catalyst to a few tries thanks to his solid...
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05
AUG
2016

Whites versus Eagles

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Queanbeyan’s first grade face the high flying Eagles tomorrow in the preliminary final of the John I. Dent Cup. In the Whites’ memory bank will be the loss to Royals in the fixture last year and will not want hear of a repeat. Gungahlin have lock Ben McGee on the paddock even though he was red...
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31
JUL
2016

Dismal day

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All three Queanbeyan sides were eliminated from the final series with fourths beaten by the Young Yabbies 20-26, thirds by Goulburn 19-29 and a heart breaking 27-28 loss by the colts after the siren to Gungahlin. That leaves second grade in the grand final with first grade to face the...
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30
JUL
2016

One up one to go again

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Whites second grade beat Tuggeranong 23-16 to advance to the grand final while the firsts lost 22-30 and now face either Gungahlin or Royals next week in the preliminary final. The score line was 22-23 with five to go and that was a fair indication of the game before the Valley men scored in...
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29
JUL
2016

A point or two

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Tomorrow’s major semi-final between the Whites and Tuggeranong will go to the wire if past results are any indication. Both teams have Brumbies in the side and that makes it even harder to predict a result. The 3.25pm kick off at Viking Park will mean the game will finish in the settling cold...
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24
JUL
2016

Presentation night

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The 2016 presentation night will be held at the Hellenic Club in Woden on Friday August 26 from 6.30pm. RSVP and payment by August 18th. Pay by direct deposit: Queanbeyan Rugby Union Clu , Commonwealth Bank, BSB 062900, account no: 10226482 (please put an identifier “name”); by card...
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24
JUL
2016

All teams in finals

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All Whites’ grades will contest the final series on the weekend with firsts and seconds in the major semi-final on Saturday and the other grades in the minor semi-finals on Sunday at Viking Park. First grade finished second on the ladder losing just two games through the regular season while...
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18
JUL
2016

Pinktastic

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Ladies Day was simply “pinktastic” with around $4,000 raised for the local Cancer Support Group. The first grade pink jumpers were in demand with average bidding around the $200 mark and the top price paid $350. More than 60 ladies enjoyed the sun on the Col Maxwell Balcony with the...
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16
JUL
2016

Flying fourths

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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...
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16
JUL
2016

Tough stuff

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University-Norths played out the game and were well in it before the Whites just picked it up a gear and hit the tough button to take the score from 7-12 to 33-12 at half time. They won 45-24 after giving all the reserves a run allowing Uni something of a comeback. Fourths won 47-19, thirds...
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13
JUL
2016

Student surge

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Queanbeyan faces a very upbeat and dangerous side on Saturday when University Norths attempt to seal a spot in the John I. Dent Cup final series. The Owls sit fourth just one point ahead of Royals on the ladder and believe they have what it takes for the finals. It will be a big day at Campese...
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09
JUL
2016

Fifita great

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Center Tony Fifita showed again why he is an up and coming star at the Whites with a comprehensive display in fourth grade helping the team to a 21-7 victory. He headed the Irish colt Martin Cole and the wizard winger Nathan Melzer. There was another bole who provided plenty of go, Uatisune...
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09
JUL
2016

Seven tries and one conversion

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For the second week in a row the Whites could not find a goal kicker even though they beat Royals 37-20 there was only on try converted. The seven tries to two should have been a blowout score and the problem will have to be fixed before the team heads into the final series. Fourths won 21-7,...
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29
JUN
2016

Wins have to keep on coming

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First grade faces a challenge from Gungahlin for second spot with Queanbeyan sitting on 49 points and Gungahlin on 45. In the next three weeks both teams meet Royals and University-Norths while the Whites play Easts and the Eagles face Wests in their other games. For Saturday’s game lock Ben...
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25
JUN
2016

Colts cement position

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The colts cemented their position in the four with a 20-7 win over Wests who were equal on the ladder.Fullback Josh Wells was the show stopper until he was KO’d and had to leave the field.He saved a couple of tries as the last defender and then set the team alight with one of his 60 metre...
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25
JUN
2016

Four from five

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The Whites won four from five at Jamison with fourths falling 19-39, thirds winning 67-20, colts 20-7, seconds 55-5 and first grade 23-13. Wests dominated play and the scrums in the first half before captain Dan Penca’s side exerted some pressure in the second period. Down 5-8 at the break...
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20
JUN
2016

Four to go

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The Whites premier teams have four games to go with two away games and two home games and the first division teams have five. Old Boys Day turned out to be a real buzz with the bag piper adding the final touch to a day of celebration and some sadness. One highlight was the unveiling of the Col...
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20
JUN
2016

Ludwe Titus

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I write on behalf of Luddies team mates and friends from Australia, I want to share with you all some stories of his time with us. I had the pleasure of meeting Luddie in January of 2005, we were both new to the Queanbeyan Whites and eventually both settled into position next to each other in...
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15
JUN
2016

All happening

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Old Boys’ Day, home games against Tuggeranong, naming of the Col Maxwell Balcony, veteran’s game and recognition of Chris Barbaro’s 100th first grade game all in one day at Campese Oval on Saturday. Col and Aileen son David will present the first grade jumpers and will join sister Kerri and...
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09
JUN
2016

Long weekend then Tuggers

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Only thirds and fourths play this weekend with the other grades having a bye. Thirds (First division first grade) meet the Eagles at Nichols at 12.15 while fourths(First division second grade) play at 10.55am. The third grade competition is a real battle with Hall the stand out side and well...
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04
JUN
2016

Fighting fourths

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Even without their number one prop Wade Smith, fourths won 32-29 against a previously undefeated Wests outfit. Wests had some big names in Robberds, Mailei and McNamara. Queanbeyan had some big names in Rienhold, Finau and McNamara. In the McNamara battle, the Whites sneaked the win in a very...
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04
JUN
2016

Dark and dirty

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Whites first grade faced a committed Wests, who did not play like a team at the bottom of the ladder, in dark and dirty conditions at Campese getting home 18-12. All grades won: Seconds 33-10, Colts 43-12, Thirds 31-10 and Fourths 32-29. In the difficult conditions the Whites still mixed the...
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29
MAY
2016

Maintaining the momentum

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With firsts, seconds and colts having a bye it was up to thirds and fourths to maintain the momentum when they met Goulburn at Goulburn. The weather was as tough as legendary flanker Simon Poidevin, who the field is named after, with the fourths having a day out scoring 12 tries in a 64-7 win...
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28
MAY
2016

Memories on Old Boys’ Day

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In 2007, just 10 years ago, the Whites pulled off the great escape and went on to their first premiership since 1983. These memories and more will be re-lived at the White House on Old Boys’ Day on June 18th with the home side hosting Tuggeranong. It was Tuggeranong that led 28-0 at half time...
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21
MAY
2016

Two for Tarlo

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Lock Tony Tarlinton scored two tries as did winger Doug Lancaster in the seconds 43-5 win over the Owls. Tarlo must have had a rare early night as he was lively throughout the game. It was only 12-5 at the break with the Whites adding five tries after a rev up from coach Darren Bulley. The...
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