07 May Two penalty tries and six more
A much more competitive Easts made sure that Queanbeyan played hard for the full game with only five points separating the sides at oranges. Easts scored the first to scare their visitors into gear.
Tries were shared around with prop Neori Nadruku getting a rare touch down, Nela Moa two, and the Wells team mates, Michael and Josh, one each. Maybe Zac Tarrant scored the other.
The penalty tries led to both the Easts props spending time in the sin bin and that was an indication of the pack’s dominance. The front row of Nadruku, Carl Elliot and Les Leulua’ iali’ i-Makin (just call me Les) was totally dominating.
There were periods of sloppy play and the passing was poor with the inside backs throwing shockers. On the other hand when the ball was delivered in front and at the right speed the back line was on song.
No 8 OJ Noa again led the charge with Ryan Jones in attack while Wells and Nadruku were brutal in defence.
Scores in the other grades were: seconds won 56-0, colts 61-12, thirds 48-10 and fourths over the previously undefeated RMC 21-7.