At the Showground the u16s started the day with a strong win to stay at the top of their ladder. By the time the u19s got on the ground it was already heavy going and it turned into a really tight game without any tries, 2 penalty goals by Connor Kondrat were the only points in the match that sealed a semi final spot for the team. 1pt Michael Hobden, 2pts BenHarding, 3pts Liam Donsworth with Ben Harding picking up the players player after celebrating his 18th birthday with a reshaped nose. Then down Waitara to play Hornsby, where the ground wasn't as wet, but the cricket pitch meant for a hard slog up the middle. 2nds continued their long run of good results and the 41-7 win keeps them in the thick of things in a very tight race for the top 4. tries to Matt Norman, Sam Evans, Joe Carroll,Dylan Hardaker, Chris Newton, Justin Staben & Ben Itojie Vulaca. Ash Roberts converted three of the tries. 1pt Justin Staben & Rhys Stratton, 2pts Matt Norman, 3pts & players player to Michael Hobden in the second row after playing centres in the u19s. In 1sts Hornsby jumped out to an early lead and at half time were leading 12-13. A stronger showing by the Sharks in the 2nd half and the much needed bonus win eventuated with the final score 32-13. They had a big team and that made for some big collisions, a tough game that will benefit as the finals get nearer. tries toJoshua Fash Meadham, Max Stewart, Daniel Reihana & Nathan Brown - who also kicked 3 conversions and 2 penalties. 1pt to Jake McPhie &Damon Boxsell, 2pts Nathan Brown, 3pts and players players in a massive performance Emile Thomas.
Next week is a huge day in many ways - the home day for Seniors v Kariong - with 1s and 2s both in tight battles to establish good positions in the finals, the drawing of the Janelle Hall raffle, the closing of the Jesse Reupena Parahi jersey auction, and team photo day, hat day and probably some other day i have missed! Start planning to be at the Sharkpool to be part of it all. Cheers Boys