21 May Two for Tarlo
Lock Tony Tarlinton scored two tries as did winger Doug Lancaster in the seconds 43-5 win over the Owls. Tarlo must have had a rare early night as he was lively throughout the game.
It was only 12-5 at the break with the Whites adding five tries after a rev up from coach Darren Bulley. The touch downs came regularly as the very clinical and aggressive seconds strutted their stuff. From centre David Kerr’s defence to the flying feet of wingers Anthony Bozzato and Lancaster the side just looks so solid.
Colts did the usual and gave the opposition a 12-0 start while they warmed up. By half time the Ben Darmody led side led 19-12 before shooting away to 50-12 on the back of half Jeremy Slipper’s darting runs and team control.
It helps when you have Josh Wells at fullback and some rigor from Simi Latu. There were plenty of good players and none better than Aiden Agnew, Josh Wise and Fraser Smith.It was good to see Damian Touru get a start.
Thirds with five eighth Tom Mitchell showing the way fell just short falling 35-36. The lead changed four times in the last ten which kept the spectators intrigued.
Centre Riley Ahearn really hit his straps and the support running of Ben Pattenden and Angus Balmaks was impressive. This is a very good side and just needs to be more patient to reach full potential.
Fourths had the debut of coach Wade Smith at 47 years young and he has threatened to play again. Run the Radox bath. He even got a sympathy vote in the best and fairest poll. You could say he led the side to a 29-24 but that would be just wrong. It had more to do with captain Luke Cochran, centre Rienhold Kamilo and five eighth Reuben House.
No 8 Jason Wirangi and lock Etu Tai continued their good form. Welcome back Mitch Callagher.
Thirds and fourths will need all hands on deck next Saturday as they travel to Goulburn. All other grades have a bye.