24 May Testing time
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 Queanbeyan and Gungahlin fighting it out for third spot.
For the Whites it is a remarkable performance given the long list of injuries to key players. The good news is that some of them are starting to take the field such as OJ Noa and Keith JR Morgan.
Even more impressive is the position of the reserve grade. Bulley’s team is on top of the ladder with 33 points ahead of Tuggers on 31 and Uni-Norths on 28 just ahead of Royals on 26.
Colts are also showing some form sitting in third spot behind Gungahlin and Tuggeranong. The team is benefiting from the return of players who have helped out in the higher grades and this week will see the debut of ACT Under 20 back rower Justin Sikimeti.
Thirds are in the log-jam for second place behind a runaway Eagles team on 40 points. The next four sit on 29 to 27 points. Fourths are third on 26 points behind Tuggers on 40 and Gungahlin on 30.
It is a credit to the players and the coaching staff that at this stage of the season all teams are in the four and have managed to cover for the 15 or more injured players.