29 Apr Unbelievable win
Queanbeyan had no right to beat Wests. The Whites had four players on debut and were missing the big guns. Added to the challenge was a red-card to flanker Lewis Bozzato with 24 minutes to go. Yet the Whites won 20-18 to complete a find day out.
Fourths won 59-0, thirds 48-19, colts 47-24 and seconds 28-10.
If Robbie Coleman is the prince of Queanbeyan then captain Dan Penca is the king. He carried the forwards on his back with a dominant display. He did not have Soaki Tai nor OJ Noa nor Ryan Jones to share the load and he just played out of his skin.
If he was not in the spotlight then it was half Mitch Douch. His free-running is crowd pleasing and opposition destroying. His intercept try turned the game as he ran 80 metres with a chaser on his heels and plenty of jockeys on his back. He made it.
Five eighth Danny Matthews was at his best and his running to the line and crisp passing kept the backline in play.
Injuries again dampened the win with hooker Carl Elliot and Mitch Douch off to the medical tent.
Seconds were down 0-10 before they built a 14-10 lead by half time and then went on to score two more tries to win comfortably.
The Whites’ scrum dominated all day with centres Jake Holland and Toni Fifita making the territory.
Cameron Stanley scored one try, Holland two and a push-over making the scoreboard.
Colts had five eighth Liam Moseley playing his first game and hopefully it was one of many. He is class. A 60 metre kicker, a deft passer and an astute reader of the going ons.
Flanker Michael Gordon, Pat Birch and Levi Goodwin- Shaw were amongst the best.
Thirds went to 19-0 before bananas and finished with an impressive 48-19. Simi Latu was a bull at the line and he scored two tries but Michael Edwards scored three and kicked a few goals to finish with 21 points.
Fourths had more star power than the Logies. The brotherhood stripped down to their playing gear and put on a display. They were slick, they were sharp and they were superior. Eleven tries and two conversions was an impressive victory.