Under 14 and Under 15 Annual Rugby League Game vs Blacktown Patrician Brothers
On 12 March our two teams took on the mighty Patrician Brothers’ Blacktown in our annual game.
This game has been played for 18 years and is a testament to the camaraderie between the two Colleges.
There was a great atmosphere throughout both the games especially when the crowd roared. Taking on last year’s State Champions is a tough task but our boys were up for the challenge.
With a total of 32 students putting their hand up to play, this game was sure to be entertaining and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Our team came out firing and Kieran Dafter crossed the line in the early stages to put us in front. Blacktown clawed their way back to turn the tables and the game went on like this – back and forth – for the rest of the match. Tries to Jay Clarke and Cameron Day helped keep the scoreboard ticking over, yet it was Blacktown who came away with the win in the dying moments.
The game began well for St Edward’s with great charges from the forwards and slick work from the backs. This gave our boys plenty of confidence, but Blacktown were not going to go away without a fight. As the game progressed Blacktown showed their great depth and began to dominate both on the field and the score board. The tough tackling from all players and organised attack was a feature of these highly entertaining contest. At full time St Edward’s narrowly won the game. All those who played need to be congratulated for the spirit in which the games were played.
After the game, 1 player from each team was selected as the best player.
Under 14’s: St Edward’s 16 Blacktown 20
Under 15’s: St Edward’s 18 Blacktown 16
Man of the Match Awards
Under 14’s: Archie Mesritz
Under 15’s: Matt Humphries
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