Rugby Union Under 15 Boys –
Chanel v Rockhampton Grammar

Yesterday afternoon, Chanel College came up against Rockhampton Grammar for the second time this season. The spirits were high within the team environment, with Chanel winning their past two games. Chanel were missing some players due to injury and illness, but, the team were ready for Rocky.

The game started off very physical, with Chanel making some basic errors at the ruck and a few too many knock-ons. This resulted in Rocky having most of the possession in the first 15 minutes of the game. Nevertheless, when Chanel had the ball in hand, they were ruthless on attack. The likes of William Lenz, Nick Hall, Te Wairongoa Enoka Maraenui Pohoikura-Mill, Bronsan Noble and Koby Tanoitiaola were aggressive up front. The backs were linking up well and firing on all cylinders. Michael Fitzgerald had an outstanding game on the wing, both on attack and defence. Nyasha Mhuka and Ty Fitzgerald lead from the front again, both players putting their bodies on the line throughout the game.

For the majority of the 1st half, the score remained deadlocked at 0 – 0. Nyasha Mhuka made the decisive break and scored late in the 1st half. Rocky retaliated almost immediately, feeding off one of our mistakes and scoring. The score at the end of the 1st half was 7 – 5 in Rockhamptons favour, a far better performance than our first game against them where we were down 20 – 0 at the half.

For the first time this season, the wheels fell off in the second half for Chanel. Chanel College made too many unforced errors, both in attack and defence. Chanel’s set piece didn’t go according to plan, and, Rockhampton Grammar capitalized on that. There were moments of brilliance, Rhys Cogill made some important tackles and ran hard lines, but, it was too little too late. The game ended with Rockhampton Grammar winning the game 31 – 15. It was a game that was…

A big thank you to the parents that came out to support, Mr Galea for driving the bus, Mr Fuentes for accompanying the team and Mr Bennett for coaching the team.

Try Scorers:

Nyasha Mhuka (1)
Ty Fitzgerald (1)
Koby Tanoitiaola (1)

Man of the match for his tireless work on defence and attack went to Rhys Cogill.


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