Smith and Jones is not a restaurant but that did not stop them dining out on Gungahlin at Campese winning 39-38 in a gripping game. Captain Ryan Jones led his team to the win and Andrew Smith at fullback was simply at Brumby level.
His incisive running gave players like Jamie Marmont and Petau Lefau plenty of room and if it wasn’t Smith you can bet it was five eighth Will Goddard doing the deed.
It was an exciting game with Queanbeyan leading 39-21 before the Eagles scored twice in two minutes with just two minutes to go, 39-38.
At half time it was 22-21 with both sides scoring three tries, 22-21.
Fourths started the day with a 25-24 win over Ben McGee and the others, thirds continued with the biggest margin 44-17, colts 12-10 and seconds 26-22 in what was an unexpected winning day.
For the fourths the colts’ players like Heydon Saw, Kyle Priest and Elijah Chadwick were the difference.
For thirds, there was an array of recently registered players like Erin Apineru, Tom Coffery and Zack Byrnes making there presence felt.
Colts had a real battle but Noa Nadruku just kept on keeping on and he easily won man of the match. The game was dictated by five eighth Brad Winchester and fullback Jackson Stuart.
The light but heavy Kane Kilmister was sound as was the everywhere man Pat Byrnes.
Reserve grade scraped home 26-22 with half Josh White the best and five eighth Riley Ahearn kicking four penalties and two conversions.White showed that is a first grader and he will get his opportunity. Levi Shaw and Pocock Townsend are grunt men and grunt men you need. Any reserve grade with Sokai Tai must be a chance and add Lewi Bozzato and Daniel Naef and you have to get home. They did.
A great day out in the sun and all winners while the president was away!