Goondiwindi Junior Rugby League match reports

JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE

Under 9s

The 9s battled all the way before getting over the top of Suburbs in the last minute. Special mention must go to Laine Welch for grabbing five tries. Kaitlin O'Neill made some darting runs while Riley Gillece and Charlie Horrobin proved a handful for their opponents.

Under 12s

The Under 12s were unstoppable here at home when they took on Suburbs over the weekend, winning 50-4. The entire team were focused and put in 110% effort showing just how hard they have been working at training! Keep up the hard work guys! Try scorers for the day were Shaun Craigie, Llayton McGrady, Dennison Khobi Fairbanks, Brock McLean, Alicia Anderson, Nate Marsh (2), Jayden Boston (2). Conversions by Shaun Craigie, Derrick Craigie, Nate Marsh, Lachlan Brennan, Brock McLean, Doyle Perriman (2)

Under 14s

Another busy weekend for the Under 14s saw the Blue side play two games. They took on Suburbs first up. It was a slow start for the boys but they came back at half time with a better attitude, better defensive and attacking play which saw them have a great win 44 to 20. There was a few stand-out players with Isaiah and Duncan leading the defence and Jermayne’s great tackling and work in the middle. The man of the match was Myles Gibsons with three great runaway tries. 

The second game of the day saw Blue and Maroon play another nail-biter. The Maroon’s Ayden Bate powered through the defensive line of the Blue side and scored four great tries. Great defence by Trae Bennetto kept the Blue side going over the line along with a few great try saving tackles, however this wasn't enough to keep the Blue side coming away with a  30 to 24 win. The Blue side again started slowly, however they finally got organised and produced some great tries and great teamwork. Again Isaiah and Duncan worked well in the defensive line with the player of the match going to Riley Mulligan with his great tackling and foot work keeping the side working together. 

Under 16s

The Under 16s took on Suburbs for their last home game of the season. The team is preparing well for the finals, showing a lot of patience and composure around the ruck and working to a bit of structure. As a coach this is what we have been working on in the last couple of weeks and I feel that it is starting to pay off as the boys are completing all of their sets and coming up with points and good field position. It's also great to see the boys working as a team. They have picked up their defence and this showed on Saturday, only letting in two tries. Thanks to Suburbs for coming out to play us with an injury stricken side and allowing some of our boys to be part of their team for the day. Final score was 72-10. We now have a week off before taking on Stanthorpe for our last game before finals.

Girls league tag

The girls never seem to disappoint in front of a home crowd hosting Eastern Suburb Hornets. Against a depleted Hornets side, the Gundy Girls all worked really well together.

The tries just kept coming and even the match officials couldn't keep up. Angel Armstrong was our top point scorer coming off the bench with five tries and two conversions.

Paris Robinson snatched a double. Other contributors were Hayley Armstrong, Katie Brown with one try and conversion, Megan Stewart scored as well as converting two tries. India Spink and Nikita Bull converted a try each each.

But the play of the day would had to have been Naomi "Nemo" Smith intercepting with 40 seconds remaining to sprint away for an 80 metre. Final score Gundy Girls 70 - Hornets nil.

This weekend it's the top of the table clash as we host Tenterfield at home for the Presidents Cup. The girls will be working hard at training for redemption after their last encounter with the Tigers.