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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 leading 0-12 after 12 minutes but Queanbeyan came back on the back of a superior scrum and won a penalty try to be behind 14-17 at the break.
Captain Dan Penca was at his pinball best leading his side into the fray. A couple of penalties early in the second period gave the Whites a 20-17 lead with the Old Boys baying for blood. “Eat ‘em Neori” was the cry.
Then the bin put paid to any chance. As mentioned Penca was best, lock Josh Townsend committed and Liam Moseley the master in attack.
Seconds lost a tight affair 17-19 with the scores locked at 12-all at the break. The old master Tom G. Darmody led the charge along with Tom Holland and Ben Gordon. The side was bolstered by Mitch Douch and JR Morgan.
Colts were impressive losing 14-25. They are just about there and if they continue to build will cause a surprise in the final series. Lock Levi Goodwin-Shaw was the leader of the pack and he had plenty of help from mate Harri Dahil, Matt Taylor and Michael Gordon.
The backline again is showing great skill with Riley Hughes, Brad Winchester and the unsung Jake Powley making the game.
Thirds were the only winners 20-12 with the game called early with a serious injury to half Tom Luic. Centre Eriene Apineru was outstanding in the backs while Zach Byrnes continued his mighty form in the forwards.
Fourths lost 28-43 against a Tuggers side that played first grade a year ago. The Whites ran out of legs as the visitors ran on more and more from the bench. Yet they could not field an Old Boys side. They have all gone back home.
The Wise brothers were smart and Lachlan Wall played out of his skin given his shorts are far too tight.