Thirds was a great mix of young and old and they put on a really impressive display in winning 69-0. Two tries to Angus Ford, Cameron Shaw & David Riley (fantastic to see David back in Sharks colours a few years after a really bad injury in 1st grade - and getting the chance to be on the field with his great mate Julian Bacigalupo) Tries to Jay Blance, Thomas Starkey, Gareth Brown (had to mention him!), Dylan Hardaker & Malik Poole. Will Byrne landed 5 conversions and Shane McMillan two. 1pt Angus Ford, 2pts WIll Byrne, 3pts and players player in one of the best games I have ever seen him play - Jay Blance. Second grade was a much tighter event at 29-7, where we always had the advantage but couldn't dominate the scoring. 2 tries and 3 conversions to Damon Boxsell, tries to props Matthew Ritchie & Ash Roberts. Dylan Hardaker also kicked a penalty. 1pt Brad Bunce Mitchell, 2pts and players player Damon Boxsell, 3pts Gerard Aldrick who was brilliant in always making ground from fullback.
Then on to the big game where the Sharks took control early and maintained the pressure to take a 64-0 victory for their first win of the season. A big day for Rob Magrath, playing against his old Club after joining us when he moved to the Coast, he was the only player who needed treatment for blood so definitely was in the middle of all the action. 3 tries to Patrick Wheatley who was also voted players player, 2 tries each to Luke Sheridan & Elliot Dawkins, tries to Bradd Sheridan, Mitchell Jacob & Nathan Brown. Nathan landed 7 conversions, Blake Jacob kicked one .. and unfortunately Jake McPhie missed his big opportunity to land a conversion! 1pt to Mitchell Jacob & Blake Jacob (who combined in a fantastic tackle late in the match to save a certain try, though the sight of them both cramping up immediately after was taking the twins thing a bit far). 2pts Luke Sheridan & Patrick Wheatley, 3pts the reward for a huge running game from Joshua Fash Meadham.
No Senior games on the 29th, a general bye for Country Championships, then a run of three weeks where we play the other three teams from the 2016 finals. Starting with Ourimbah at the Sharkpool on the 6th May, then Terrigal at The Haven on 13 May and Woy Woy at heazlett on 20 May.