2nd Grade almost got our first win of the day, just going down 7-13. 1pt to Tom Starkey, 2pts Jesse Pavlovich & David Ireland (who also took out players player) and 3pts to John Paterson. Daniel Ranson got the try, converted by Jordan Huszarek. Special mention to Thomas Starkey who got points in both u19s & 2nds despite needing running repairs after getting a boot stud through his lip in the first minutes of the 19s.
Then on to 1st grade and a slow, muddy pitch not exactly suited to our up tempo playing style. Huge effort from everyone, no replacements at all, just a lot of hard slog and big hearts. Emile Thomas was incredible, non-stop smashing the ball up and always there to to make the tackles. 3pts and players player for him. 2pts to Mitchell Jacob, his second Start in the 1s and solid in stopping any threats down his wing. 1pt to Jimmy Latham, who scored our try - with Dylan Hardaker kicking the conversion and a penalty in the 10-20 loss. Congratulations to Ben Tonks, getting his first start in first grade and giving a great performance, good to see him resuming a Rugby career that was so good as a Junior.
Everyone should be very proud of all our players today .. make sure get to the games next week at the Sharkpool v Northlakes (and Ourimbah in the u19s) Cheers Boys!