The Whites’ colts matched the men at the Cowra Tens advancing undefeated to the grand final to be beaten by Greylands 24-10. Greylands won last year but by beating the Whites’ shakers and movers, so the colts’ effort in 2018 was gutsy.
Queanbeyan’s player of the day was Matt Taylor just pipping Petau Lefau who scored tries in every game. Taylor is a goer and has become a leader in his short time at the club.
There was plenty to be pleased about with school leaver Becs Seeto strutting his stuff and student Tony Eli playing like a veteran.
The Dan Hawke side had talent right across the field with heavy weights Seeto, Jason Wirangi, Elijah Chadwick and Jake Gordon providing go forward for the flash men like Puni Aupuni, Jake Powley, Kyle Hanns, Noa Nadruku and Lewis Powley to grab opportunities.
New comers Pat Byrne and Mark Kennedy showed they will be good gains for the Whites. Special mention to Daniel Naef, Toni Fifita and Angus Balmaks who provided experience to the side.
Queanbeyan beat Hills 10-0, Sharks 19-12, Goats 17-0, Young Yabbies 15-0 in the quarter final, Wizards 22-10 in the semi before falling to the Sydney first grade player based Greylands.
It is a cultural experience for the youngsters as they come to grips with country bumpkins and teams like the Phantoms, Wizards, Woodstock Wallys, Bee Gees Rams, Goats, Whales and Sharks.
The Whites won the Twilight Tens in 2016, the plate in 2013 and have been runners-up in the last two years.
Thanks go to the support staff of Bob Donnelly, Michael Gordon and Kelvin Armstrong.
Next weekend the club travels to Wollongong for trial matches. Pictured are some of the body beautiful at the Cowra Tens.