The event also doubled as a selection for the Broken Bay team. Our team consisted of: Kyan Werner, Asher Armstrong, Kobie Flanders, Zach Herring, Matt Norman, Austen Flakus, Noah Flakus, Cooper Smith, Lachlan Roach, Ben Geddes-Brown, Cody Neilly, Taj Gooley and Alex McCoombe-Lopez.
A very warm and humid day confronted the boys, with a big day of short turnaround games. The boys breezed through their pool games, winning comfortably against St Paul’s Catholic College (7-0), St Leo’s Catholic College (8-0) and MacKillop Catholic College (5-2). This was on the back of some very slick work in attack. The team was able to move the ball quickly and take advantage of the weaker teams. Tries came from both individual brilliance, as well as some crafty team play.
The results meant we topped our pool and progressed to the semi-finals against Mater Maria Catholic College who had placed second in their pool during the rounds. Mater Maria started off quickly and we never seemed to be able to go with them. Their well structured defence made it difficult for us to find some consistency in our attack and unfortunately this led to frustration and uncharacteristic mistakes. The step-up in quality of game was a little bit much for us and Mater Maria ran away with the game to win 7-2.
At the completion of this game, we had eight boys (Kyan, Asher, Kobie, Zach, Matt, Austen, Taj and Alex) selected in the possible v probable’s game. Zach and Alex gained selection in the Broken Bay team and will now contest the NSWCCC selection trials later this term in Wagga Wagga.