Thirds and fourths enjoyed the spotlight on Campese Oval playing Goulburn and both sides recorded wins with fourths getting home 36-19 and the thirds 26-19.
They were high standard games and to Goulburn’s credit many of their players had to back up and proved that country rugby still has the spirit.
Fourths were the curtain-raisers with flanker Noa Kurimalawa the standout. Noa is a colt but is playing lower grades to help him adapt to the backrow from the wing. He is adapting fast. Other amongst the best were the veteran hit man David Kerr, Kit Kat Wookey and Riley Hughes.
A big impression was made by the latest club signing Jaydn Auston. The former rugby league winger looks at home in the lock position and his big bursts drew plenty of attention.
Centre Joe Darmody scored two and Hughes two with Michael Edwards kicking at about 50%. It was good to see Mr. T and Jarret Miller back on board.
Thirds had a good look about them with Dan Hawke at five eighth and Jeremy Taylor at half. And there was the No 8 Cameron Stanley enjoying a day out. The Whites played a lot of lazy football yet managed to lead 26-7 at the break.
Flanker Damien Darmody was one of the best along with centre Ivan Fifita and Adam Wise. Flanker Sim Latu proved how tough he is by knocking a few Dirty Reds straight to the laundry.