30 Apr On a roll
Queanbeyan play Easts on Saturday at Campese Oval in first, seconds and thirds in a big day for the club with the sponsors’ luncheon and the unveiling of the Peter “Froggy” Morton seat.
Mayor Tim Overall will do the honours at 12.15 with the luncheon at 12.30 for 1pm.
Captain Dan Penca was named the Skins man of the match for his performance against Tuggers last Thursday night. Penca never plays a bad game and his game standard is so high it is difficult for him to excel above the expected.
The Whites are undefeated with four from four but must not make the mistake of taking a rebuilt Easts lightly. Flanker Sokai Tai will be rested for the game after suffering a rib injury and that give To G. Darmody his first start in first grade in 2015. Darmody has been in outstanding form in reserve grade and the pack will not lose anything.
The Whites and Easts will play for the Peter Morton Memorial Shield.
Second grade are also rolling along and their gritty win against Tuggeranong will give them plenty of confidence. Thirds will be settled this week with no weddings, fishing trips or pig hunting on the agenda. Captain coach Dan Hawke will have plenty to choose from with no fourths or colts having games.
On a sadder note, a stalwart of the Whites Ken Stumbles has passed away at Scarborough, north of Brisbane. The Stumbles family is synonymous with the Whites as Ken was an active worker and supporter followed by sons Robert and Peter and their sons Glenn, Craig and Darryl, Scott and Jonathon who all played and contributed to the club in many different ways as did the whole extended family.
Who will ever forget Ken on horseback as the club’s chief cheerer as the Whites played for a premiership at Ainslie Oval?