07 Jun Seven to go
With no football this long weekend, there are seven rounds to go the Whites are in the race in all grades with first grade sitting in fourth spot, reserve grade at the top of the ladder, colts in second, thirds and fourths sitting fourth.
This is a great effort considering the number of injuries this season and the number of retirements at the end of last season. A new coaching line-up also had to work through the club.
First grade has played eight and won five sitting on 29 points just behind the get-well story Easts on 31. The Beasties have had two byes and four wins while Queanbeyan has won five and only had one bye. Tuggeranong is on 36 points and Royals on 32. The results indicate that it is an open race at least until the Brumbies players return to their allocated teams late in the season.
In reserve grade the Whites are undefeated on 42 points with Tuggers on 35, Uni-Norths 29, Royals 23 and Gungahlin 22.
The colts’ competition is tight with Tuggers on top with 39, the Whites 33 with Gungahlin, Royals and Owls on 24 and Easts 23.
Thirds and fourths need to win a few to ensure football in August but both grades have suffered from the injuries above.
Both grades have six teams in the contest for the finals.
Fullback in first grade and five eighth in reserve grade Riley Ahern leads the point scoring for the club with 63 points ahead of Fraser kemp on 56 and Will Goddard on 55.
Goddard is third on the first-grade scoring list but will not threaten as he is out injured. Jamie Marmont, Michael Gordon and Elijah Chadwick have scored seven tries apiece.
The Whites have home games against Wests and then Uni-Norths followed by away games against Tuggeranong and Gungahlin.
In premier division the Whites play Tuggeranong and Gungahlin three times this year and the other teams twice. Next year it will be a different two sides as the competition tries to maintain at least 17 rounds.