A very cold and windy day greeted us on our arrival at the touch fields. The team played pool games against Irrawang High School (winning 7-2), All Saints College, Maitland (winning 5-3), St Bede’s Catholic College (winning 5-3) and St Joseph’s College Lochinvar (winning 4-0). The weather and a number of boys backing-up from the previous days rugby league gala day meant we were lacking our usual spark. While we comfortably won our pool, we were far from convincing.
As our pool winner, we drew the best third placed team from across the three pools in our quarter final. Having previously played St Bede’s Catholic College in our round games, we knew what to expect. The boys cruised through the game without trouble, comfortably winning 7-1.
In the semi final we came up against a good team from Brisbane Waters High School. Several of our boys had played with and against the older boys from Brisbane Waters previously. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a lead in the game and were constantly playing catch-up. The team eventually went down 4-3, with the onset of fatigue too much for the boys to overcome. A great effort considering the circumstances and invaluable experience for most of the team who will be back next year.
Byron Marks, Hunter Kay, Tevita Paea, Nate Vaughan, Luke Shereb, Josh Brown, Fletcher Sommerville, Archie Mesritz, Sam Flakus, Sam Logan, Archie Carpenter, Blade Marquart and Cooper Jones.