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Round 2 – The Southport School

First XV Loss 12 40 TSS was just far too strong on the day. A couple of good tries to Ronin Hassall and Lachlan Martyn. The team will all learn from the experience and are looking forward to our next game against Nudgee. Tom Dickenson
2nd XV Draw/Tie 17 17 Today was an outstanding team effort where the boys went hard at them from the start and had them on the back foot for much of the game. The forwards laid a strong platform and the backs played very good attacking football. At times the boys made crucial errors that allowed TSS to work their way back into the game where defence became very important in terms of stopping the momentum. As it turned out, in the dying stages they levelled the scores with the kick to come – but the game still had not finished and the kick charge epitomised the spirit in which the boys played the game. Well done to the team on an outstanding team effort, sticking to their self-belief and doing themselves proud. James Scott
3rd XV Win 10 7 A hard fought win by the boys today, they showed a lot of character against a tough and well-drilled side. The team opened the scoring with a well-executed try and then kicked a penalty to ensure TSS had to score twice to win. TSS threw everything at the boys but the defence held tight until a TSS try in the last ten minutes which made it 10-7. To say the coach was nervous in those last few minutes would be an understatement. The boys held on for a well-deserved win. This is the first win by the Thirds over Southport for quite a few years. Captain Sam Johnston and Oliver Bierhoff were unable to be separated in receiving the Man of the Match award. Samuel Johnston and Oliver Bierhoff
4th XV Win 24 14 It was a determined performance by the Fourths today. The team knew they needed to improve from last weekend and applied themselves readily to the task. The Fourths structure with the ball in hand was impressive, with great attacking rugby resulting in a number of tries. Max Priebe and Justin McCall guided the team around the field admirably, while captain Tom Harris led the team physically from the front. Strong running by Ben Mann and Will Owen kept the team going forward. The team’s defensive effort showed a lot of heart with the boys hanging in right to the end, putting everything on the line to prevent TSS from scoring. Two late tries on the back of this team defensive effort sealed a hard fought win for the Fourths. Congratulations to all the boys on a great effort. Justin McCall
5th XV Win 39 0 Attacking structure was the focus this week at training and proved to be the key to securing a victory for the Fifths. TGS controlled the game for the entire match due to fantastic ball control and dominant defence. Our lineout this week was exceptional and the backs ran rings around the TSS outside men. our score was made up from seven brilliant team tries in total to James Lahey (2), Josh Smith, Jack Martin, Hugh McRae, George Sevil and Sam Cantle with conversions to Will Carty and James Lahey. Captain Will Carty, was Jonathan Thurston like with the ball in hand, taking on the defensive line and creating numerous scoring opportunities in a well deserved Man of the Match performance. Well done men. Will Carty
6th XV Win 15 14 The Sixths controlled the game well from start to finish with the forwards laying a solid foundation for the backs to enjoy some space out wide. Tries to Will Schmidt, Jack Brandon and Fraser Stewart. Garisen Tuituri
16A Loss 19 33 The boys were very disappointed after this week’s match, knowing they handed the game to TSS through errors, rather than being outplayed by a better team. When the team stuck to the structures with the ball in hand and when they defended confidently without it, the 16A team looked the better side. Lapses in concentration saw TSS take advantage of our errors. The up side is that all of these lapses are definitely fixable and the team will look to do that this week, before our trip to Nudgee. Try scorers were Tom Sullivan, Angus Clark and Callum Lyons, with Callum slotting two conversions. Seaton Siegfried and Dougal Gray won the Players’ Player voting this week. Seaton Siegfried


16B Win 17 5 “Discipline, Structure and Patience,” is our mantra this year and the boys demonstrated all three of these qualities as part of a mature performance which eventually wore down a very good TSS outfit. The boys worked hard in the first half and controlled the ball well, mounting several multiphase raids on the TSS line.  One of these raids was rewarded with a try to Tom Jakins in the corner. The team went to the break with a slim 5-0 lead. The second half started well with another well-constructed try to Jasper Smith under the posts which pushed the lead to 12-0. Some silly errors then saw TGS defending for long periods and TSS hit back with a try to narrow the lead to 12-5. The latter part of the game was an arm wrestle and through shoring up the attacking structure the team was able to mount sustained pressure on the TSS line with great discipline. The TSS defence eventually cracked and the team was able to close out the game with just a minute to play. Well done to the boys on a fine effort. Josh Mettam
16C Win 26 12 A very good all round performance saw the boys secure a very solid win. The team was a little careless at times around the ruck which gave TSS more ball than they deserved. The forwards, through their hard work, gave the backs an excellent foundation to make many metres out wide. Liam Neidler placed his kicks perfectly and enabled the team to put a lot a pressure on TSS deep into their half. Charles Boot was ever reliable as the last line of defence. A great team effort. Liam Neidler
16D Win 18 10 The focus this week was to play 60 minutes of footy and that’s what the boys did. Strong ruck defence and counter rucking made sure TSS never got a roll on. With five minutes to go, TSS scored to make it a 5 point game. To the boys’ credit, they did not give in and got a turnover penalty at the death to win by 8 points. Fantastic effort by the boys. The Man of the Match was Will Blakeney who was everywhere! Will Blakeney
15A Win 19 14 An under-manned but determined TSS side showed up to play against a side determined to make it difficult for themselves by making decisions that resulted in TGS playing under pressure and at the wrong end of the field. The last three minutes was tremendous play and showed what discipline and energy can do to turn a game around. Bailey Skeates was outstanding for the second week in a row, but this week was complimented by his centre partner, Kai Rahui. The game is enjoyable played at pace after the tough metres are gained through hard graft. The lesson learned this week is that hard work on the training paddock and on the playing field are both required to ensure success. Kai Rahui
15B Win 81 0 This was a great game to watch and the boys enjoyed themselves today. TSS were under strength; however, the team still has to put it all together to score points. Thirteen tries were scored all up by; Charlie Coote (4), Ryan Hogan (3), Michael Evans (2), Alex Allum-Henson (2), and a try each to Angus Davey and Nick Cave. The backs certainly used their speed, combined with great footwork to outclass the opposition. The forwards were reminded at halftime to get back to structure and work the middle. It was positive to note such a disciplined, free flowing game. Defence and giving nothing away is a focus of this team. Well done boys. Michael Evans
15C Win 57 0 People everywhere are talking about the try from Luke Litzow. It was a truly captivating display, that contained a ceaseless run from his own twenty-two-metre line through opposition at pure speed. This celestial try was one for the ages, the speed and change of direction from Luke was so awe-inspiring that it had his own team mates standing back and applauding. He left players from TSS clutching at thin air and broke countless tackles with ankle-breaking footwork and a few big ‘don’t-argues’. A sure contender for try of the year as word quickly spread around the grounds about this mystical player. This was just one of many tries that were scored from a confident looking TGS side who were held together with a carnivorous forward pack. A huge pat on the back must go to Jack Tranberg for bagging a hat-trick of meat pies and Tom Heath, for showing his dedication to the team on countless occasions. With some areas to still improve on, the 15Cs are looking forward to the week ahead and the game against Nudgee. Jack Tranberg
15D Supp-Loss 5 32 A disappointing result against Nudgee College that doesn’t reflect the teamwork and effort put in by the 15D team. They started strong and played well throughout, including some powerful defence by Sean Reed and quick footwork by Tom Clark-Dickson and Angelo Ataria. Daniel Debney
14A Win 36 28 This was truly a game of two halves. The boys scored three tries early against the run of play. They were confident and stuck to the structures allowing the team to finish the first half 31-0. The second half was disappointing with TSS scoring from the kickoff due to poor defence. This was to be the theme of the second half with poor defensive errors and no urgency to work off the ball. The game was on the line with TSS closing the gap to 31-28 with minutes to play. Fortunately, Ben Smith was able to cross the line to seal the win 36-28. Strong ball carries from Sam Anderson, Clancy McPherson and Sam Paine and a Man of the Match performance from Logan Gray contributed to the win. Logan Gray
14B Loss 17 21 For 40 minutes, the 14Bs were on song, on point and on fire against a dynamic and sizeable Southport outfit. But in the last ten minutes, the heads dropped, the “walk” set in and the opposition took advantage, scoring three converted tries to snatch victory from TGS’s grasp. Toowoomba Grammar School, ably directed by skipper Tom Maher, was playing with great structure, a lot of go-forward and strong handling skills. The tall timber, Nick Boyce and Jacob Winter, were making metres up the middle and the backs were shifting the ball wide with aplomb. Winger Sam Apel bagged a double and Boyce crossed for his own five-pointer putting the home team into a seemingly unbeatable 17-0 lead. The boys were deeply disappointed but will have learnt a great deal from the performance – primarily, to show discipline in holding onto a well and hard-earned lead. Nick Boyce
14C Win 12 10 It was an absolutely glorious day to host TSS at TGS for rugby with beautiful temperature and no wind. Going down to TSS, 19 to 24 in last year’s 13Cs, our aim was to turn this around to a TGS win. The game was shortened by ten minutes due to the absence of a referee however once he arrived, a great game of rugby was to be seen. TGS dominated the first fifteen minutes of the game with some strong forward play from Angus Storie and Angus Callachor. Two tries and one conversion were scored in this period and TGS went into the break with a 12-0 lead. TSS scored two unconverted tries in the second half leaving the score at 12 -10 for the last ten minutes of the game. TGS defended well during this period with some great line speed to hold TSS out and win the game. Improvements to work on this week will include focussing on set play from penalties and cleaning out NC from our ball. Thank-you to the four reserves from the 14Ds and our manager Harry Johnston for supporting us on the day. Well done boys. Max Schutt
14D Loss 5 33 Some TGS boys playing their first ever game of rugby were given key roles on the day but took them in their stride which was fantastic to see. Oscar Lane with very little experience was tasked with throwing lineouts and made some fantastic ball carries. TSS put some early points on in the first half; however, as the game went on, the TGS boys managed to even up the contest. With a simple message given to the boys about backing yourself regardless of ability, they did just that. Kevin Saltner, with a spark of individual brilliance, cut through the line to score a long range try for TGS. All boys should be proud of their second half performance with their physicality and urgency to protect the ball paying dividends with a scoreline of 5-12 for the half. The boys’ eagerness to improve every training session is a positive sign for the weeks to come. Douglas Plant
13A Win 19 5 For the second week in a row, the 13As have charitably offered opponents a try from the kick off and this needs urgent attention.   The boys gradually started to build some attacking shape and were rewarded when Joe ‘Zip Zip’ Currie broke the game open with a piece of chip and chase brilliance that, for readers of a certain vintage,  was more Brett Kenny than Steve Ella.  This audacious play led to a simple try by Ben ‘Chip off the Old Block’ Hood. From this point, Grammar proved to be more disciplined and took ownership of the game. The scrum worked better this week, the backs looked dangerous once in space and the defensive line responded with good speed and tackle effectiveness.  Doug ‘Blisters’ Ahern’s preparedness to keep the ball alive in contact was powerful and Dylan ‘Dazzle’ Locke was as elusive as ever to set up a try for Mac ‘Wheels’ Flegler.  Tobby ‘The Assassin’ Evans, scored his second try in as many weeks as the 13As offered a glimpse of the solid little team they are growing to be if they stick to the plan.  Nudgee will not be an easy opponent but the imminent return of Jed ‘The Tasmanian Devil’ Statham and Zac ‘The Enforcer’ Reddan bodes well for  the match. Doug ‘Blisters’ Ahern
13B Draw/Tie 5 5 A brilliant match of great form and pressure. The team was able to see Josh Healy get over the line for a try in the first quarter; however, TSS replied quickly to level the score. Unfortunately, after a great start, the boys lost shape and allowed TSS to control the remainder of the first half, luckily not conceding any points. After a half time pep talk, the boys resumed the second half back in control. After what seemed like an eternity, both teams strongly contested the match with no points conceded either way. A brilliant match that will be hard to top. Sam Walker
13C Win 99 0 A great win with the boys showing that the work put into defence during the week had paid off. In attack, strong hard running by the forwards and elusive runs by the backs, together with great drawing and passing lead to numerous tries. Congratulations to the following boys with Sam Durdin scoring three tries, Oscar Beveridge, Thomas Burrow, Angus Ingold, Godfrey Morgan, and Hamish Chappel each scored two, with Rory Teahan, Heath Loughnan, and Keegan Sutcliffe scoring one try each. It was pleasing to see the boys playing good rugby to the end and starting to use some offensive structures during the second half. Well done on a very good team effort. Sam Durdin
13D Win 48 10 this was a great victory, putting into play what the team had practised during the week. Hamish Chappell and Tom Green scored two tries each, Finbar Murphy, Will Titterton, Cody Wockner and Charlie Ploetz all crossed the line for one try and Jaxon Irons and Tom Green successfully converted two tries each. Very impressive backline plays led by Sam Lyons and Hamish Chappell and strong play in the forwards contributed to the win. there were some great runs by Fred Perry and Zack Dean and strong tackling by Charlie Ploetz, Jaxon Irons and Angus Cory. Tom Green stood out with strong runs, great defence and overall commitment. Great result boys. Tom Green
12A Win 24 7 The 12A boys deserved their success today which came about by excellent preparation through the week. Although there were some moments of poor discipline, the individual skills and support play was duly rewarded with field position and points. George Bailey was Man of the Match and also scored three tries. Well done to all players and reserves, the team should be very proud of how it is  playing so far. George Bailey
12B Loss 10 24 Great effort from the whole squad today. The young men from TGS opened their account with a try to Baxter Tzannes in the early stages of the game. Leading 5-0 at the half, boys were feeling positive about the second stretch. William Nason added a second try to double the score; 10-0. A resurgence from the visitors from TSS proved too much for a team hit by fatigue. Unfortunately, the boys conceded four late tries and ended up going down 10-24. Special mentions in the game go to Peter Hurst for his work at scrum half, William Stunden for leading the team with exemplary effort and power and Khobi Klaebe for an excellent performance at fullback, taking high balls calmly and weaving his way through the pack. Khobi Klaebe
11A Win 49 0 Great team performance today in the 11A game. The forwards worked hard and laid a good platform for the backs to play off. Man of the Match went to Patrick Nolan who scored two tries and kicked a goal. Patrick Nolan
11B Win 27 0 The 11B team started slowly but finished really well. The team played some strong rugby in the second half and scored two outstanding team tries. Man of the Match went to Harry Pratt who worked hard all game. Harry Pratt

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Round 1 – Brisbane Grammar School


Team Result TGS Opp Match Summary Man of the Match
First XV Win 26 12 A great, gutsy win to start the season. The team’s attack was pretty ordinary, as there was plenty of dropped ball and some efforts were very disjointed. The boys can definitely make plenty of improvements here. The defence was outstanding and basically won the game. Line speed and commitment to the tackle was excellent and the boys deserve huge credit here. The team will need to improve in a number of facets of our play if the boys are to knock off the highly fancied TSS next week. Will Wigan
Second XV Win 38 3 A solid start to the season with a strong win. The forwards played very well and laid a good platform for the backs to work off. Continuity was very good and kept the opposition defense guessing throughout the game. Defensive patterns need to be tighter in the stages of the game when tiredness sets in; however, it was a great effort from a team that has just come together in the last two weeks. This team is a good side that will need to be switched on against the quality opposition we expect to encounter in our competition. Well done. Cooper Dingle
Third XV Win 36 7 The Thirds hit the ground running and were full of energy.  Joe Hanly was outstanding, cutting the opposition to shreds with his running and low tackles. The forwards initially were slow to adapt to the referee’s interpretations of the laws but adapted quickly after half time with some great defensive work. The team has a little work to do next week specifically on the breakdown. Overall a very pleasing start to the season. Joe Hanly
Fourth XV Win 50 10 The Fourths were keen to start the season positively and they did this convincingly. Early tries to Harry Cottle and Henry Eadie put TGS firmly in the driving seat for the duration of the game. It wasn’t long until more tries came the team’s way courtesy of James Roberts crashing through the opposition and ‘Jet Shoes’ Max Mason. Captain Lachy Smith’s accuracy with the boot added further points to the total. Whilst the boys’ performance today resulted in a great win, the team did lose direction at times and gave away too many penalties. Despite this it was a great start from the Fourths and this will put the team in a positive mindset leading into next week. James Roberts
Fifth XV Loss 5 17 A fantastic start to the season by the Fifths against TSS Fourths. It was an extremely even contest for much of the match with TSS ahead only 5-0 at halftime. Five try saving plays in the first half ensured the team headed into the second half full of confidence. TSS began the second half well to score a good pick and drive try. Hugh McRae finished off a great passage of play from deep in the TGS half to bring the score back to 10 – 5 with ten minutes remaining. Fatigue and a few costly errors late in the game allowed TSS to close the match out. Joshua Smith was brilliant at the breakdown and pulled off some tremendous tackles to earn Man of the Match. This was a very gutsy performance by all players today. Bring on next week! Joshua Smith
Sixth XV Win 12 10 The Sixths had a supplementary game against the Fifths from TSS. The team got off to a bad start with the opposition scoring a soft try out wide from a silly mistake. After that try, TGS were entrenched in the opposition quarter for the remainder of the half, building some great pressure. Unfortunately, no points were added. The boys started the second half with tries to Garisen Tuituri and Bryn Rogers which were both set up by Matt Stumer. Jack Brandon controlled the game from fly-half really well, earning him Man of the Match. Jack Brandon
16A Win 48 7 Our pillars this year are Discipline, Structure and Patience and the boys epitomised those three facets of the game today. The forwards secured great possession and played with fluency and the backs were able to capitalise on this. Try scorers were Lyons (2), Sullivan (2), Clark, Faingaanuku, Smith and Jauncey, with Lyons slotting four conversions. A great confidence-builder before the team takes on two of the heavy-weights in coming weeks. Tim Faingaanuku
16B Win 38 0 The team put on an excellent display of disciplined, structured rugby from the outset. The boys controlled the ball beautifully in the first half and scored four well constructed tries as a result. The team struggled early in the second half with some silly errors, cheap turnovers and lapses in concentration. Credit to the BGS team for a considerable lift in intensity resulting in the TGS boys having to dig deep defensively to hold BGS scoreless, which was particularly pleasing. Jasper Smith
16C Win 48 0 A very good start to the season for the 16Cs winning quite convincingly 48-0. Joseph McKee scored three very good tries and kicked four goals. These tries were scored with powerful straight line running from inside centre. The team was very committed in defence and played with aggression. Fitness will be a focus for the week to come as well as some drills to support strong ball runners. Great job today. Joseph McKee
16D Loss 0 35 Despite the score, this was a great hit out for the first game of the season against the TSS 16C/D Team. The boys looked good with ball in hand and defended really well in the first half, going into half time with the score 0-7. The focus this week will be fitness as the team faded away in the second half against a fresh TSS 16C. The boys can take plenty of positives from this game into training next week.  Player of the game was Charlie Wagner for his work effort across the paddock. Bring on next week! Charlie Wagner
15A Loss 12 13 A heartbreaking loss that the boys must learn from if the team is to develop. The team needs to cherish possession and take opportunities when they appear. Plenty of hard work this week. The boys will improve. The backs as a group played well as evidenced by tries to Bailey Skeates and Kai Rahui. Bring on TSS. Bailey Skeates
15B Win 36 7 A good game to start the season. The boys took their opportunities early in the first half to control the game. The forwards worked hard and continued to win turnover ball by dominating the ruck. This gave the team most of the possession and allowed the boys to play a structured game. Great running tries were scored by Charlie Coote (2) and Nick Cave (2). The forwards didn’t miss the party with tries to Zac Matherson and Jack Byrne. Ryan Hogan converted three tries. The focus this week will be on taking the ball into contact and controlling the pace of the game. Well done to the boys, a great start. Charlie Coote
15C Win 41 7 A charging win from the 15Cs was an excellent start to the season and has put the boys in high spirits after game one. A clumsy first half handed BGS an extended stay in the TGS half, however the team’s defence stood tall and courageously kept the opposition out. Some crafty work from the backs with both footwork and speed lead to a number of tries coming from the outside man. Adriaan Lamprecht was as cunning as ever, charging down the BGS fly-half for a well deserved try. A fantastic effort by all and a solid start to the season. Tries to Hamish Robinson, Tim Johnston, Adriaan Lamprecht, Patrick McKay and Jack Tranberg. Patrick McKay
15D Loss 7 50 A difficult match in the first half, but a more determined approach, led by captain Chris McKechnie, saw some impressive runs and progress in the second half. Sean Reed’s fast feet and Matthew Allpass’ solid try were brilliant touches in a challenging match. Regan Lyons
15E Draw/Tie 17 17 The 15E team played exceptionally well in the team’s first match. A spirited first half and strong start to the second gave way at the end, with the team holding on for a draw. Tries were scored by Derek Li, Tom Clark-Dickson and Ben Neilson and impressive efforts were noted from Hamish McLeod and Dan Debney. Man of the Match went to Tom Wallis, for his tenacity and enthusiasm as a true team player. Tom Wallis
14A Win 48 0 The first game against BGS proved to be a great start to the season. Clancy McPherson opened the scoring with a great try down the left hand sideline. This attacking try set the tone for the remainder of the game with dominant carries from Sam Anderson, Toby Marshall, Sam Paine and Charlie Wigan. Will Johnston kicked with confidence converting four tries and Jordan Adams marshalled the forwards around the field effectively and provided great service to Pat Noble. The team will go in to round two with some well earned confidence. Jordan Adams
14B Win 22 0 A game of two halves, the 14Bs took the first period to blow the cobwebs off, having to defend a meagre 5-0 lead. On the back of some committed and well-organised defence the boys worked in to a rhythm in the second half crossing for three five-pointers to run away as 22-0 victors. Tries to Sam Apel (2), James Ahern and Patrick Doran. Hugh McDonnell
14C Win 38 7 After going down to BGS, 14-24 in last year’s 13C match, the goal was to turn this around for a TGS win this year. BGS retained the ball for the first five minutes of the game with the TGS boys defending this initial onslaught with some excellent line speed. Once the team finally got the ball TGS were relentless with some great forward domination, using a Turbo pattern with the bigger forwards. Angus Callachor scored four tries from strong forwards play with Thumula Herath showing some great speed on the wing to also put five points on the board. Nick Pugh scored a try with a determined run through the BGS pack. Our main focus this week will be on counter rucking to steal TSS’s ball. Thank you to the four reserves from the 14Ds who all played 3/4 of the game each. Well done boys. Angus Callachor
14D No Match
13A Loss 5 19 In a true match of two halves, the 13As paid the penalty for a slow start, coughing up three very soft tries to go into the break 0-19. At half time, a refocus on the type of game the team wanted to play brought immediate second half dividends after a great run by Toby ‘The Assassin’ Evans saw him pop off the ground to skipper, Joe ‘Zip-Zip’ Currie for the try. The driving mauls we have often threatened to play and then forgot to use, suddenly reappeared and bamboozled BGS for most of the half.  The team used these mauls to make several large territorial gains. As well as this, the boys drew at least ten penalties directly from BGS not knowing how to deal with our mauls which almost resulted in two more tries. The team has hopefully now learned, the hard way, to stick to the game plan from the start of the game. The team hopes to put this new found knowledge into practice against TSS this weekend. Lachie Williams
13B Loss 12 36 The 13Bs started solidly in the first half with tries to Nathan Beci and Clancy Black allowing us to stay level with BGS. One conversion was contributed by Harrison Tzannes and we entered halftime drawn 12-12. A  lack of structure in the second half, especially with our defence, saw BGS teach us a lesson and saw the team go down 12-36.  Communication at the breakdown and line speed as well as making first up tackles will be a major focus at training this seek. Clancy Black
13C Loss 10 15 There was a big defensive effort in the first half with BGS having possession and territory advantage. A great try against the run of play by Keegan Sutcliffe helped the team stay in the match. A much improved start to the second half saw the boys dominate play and a great ‘don’t argue’ fend and line break by Thomas Burrow resulted in another try, pushing us into the lead. Unfortunately the warm winter conditions didn’t help and and the team ran out of legs in the last ten minutes letting BGS in for a try and the win. A promising start to the season for the boys. Oscar Beveridge
13D Win 19 17 A large squad of boys, many playing rugby for the first time, took on opponents from Gregory Terrace in the supplementary draw. The team played with great enthusiasm and showed many glimpses of the ability the boys possess. Much work is to be done, including one-on-one tackling, but the commitment and passion was definitely there. Especially good performances were noted from Tom Walker, Jaxon Irons and Lawson Herbert. Tom Walker
12A Loss 0 47 It was a tough game for the boys after a difficult week with injuries a some changes to our team line up. The boys were competitive in the first half despite losing possession through unforced errors a number of times. TGS had to keep showing up in defence in the second half but a good BGS team had momentum and we found it difficult to get off the back foot. Generally a good effort but we have some regrouping to do this week. Matt Bussing
12B Loss 0 87 The 12Bs came up against a well trained and drilled BGS squad for the first game of the season. The boys started well and made some strong tackles. After conceding a few early tries, TGS dominated the final five minutes of the first half, hanging just metres from the opposition try line. Unfortunately they were unable to convert this into points, eventually going down 0-87. The boys played hard right up to the final whistle in what was a real team effort. Peter Hurst
11A Win 28 19 The 11A team started the season with a win over BGS. The boys tackled and attacked well through the middle of the park. Next week the boys will be looking to improve the work at the breakdown and using support players in attack. Noah Taylor
11B Win 27 5 The 11B team took opportunities in the first half to set up a good win in round one. The forwards worked hard which let the outside backs enjoy some space on the edges. The 11B team will continue working on tackling for next week. Max Grills

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First XV Season Launch at Armstrong Auto Group

On the Friday night before Round 1 against BGS, the First XV and their parents attended the season launch held at the impressive showrooms of our major sponsor Armstrong Auto Group.


Special guests were Old Boys Nathan Cook (First XV Captain 2008) and Scott Young (1983), the current ARU Referees’ Manager and former Test Referee.


The night saw a jersey presentation in front of parents with all boys in the 23 man squad entertainingly introduced by First XV Head Coach David Enfantie.



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