Parkes Rugby Union under 11's at Canowindra 30/6/2019
Game 1 vs Bathurst
In muddy conditions and short on players the young Boars took on Bathurst Bulldogs. In a game that will go down in history for Parkes Rugby, not for the high number of 'high' tackle penalties they gave away but for the solo effort in a first try for Eben Labuschagne. Eben bagged his first try in Under 11s after working very hard around the ruck with numerous pick and drives. Well done Eben your hard work has been appreciated this year by all your team mates. Dom Gibson was everywhere in defence and attack and proved to be a real pest to the Bathurst team. With the vocal Bathurst crowd in their ears the Boars picked up their efforts and where soon rewarded with another try to Zac Guy who is not afraid to take on the big fellas. Coach Bubble was very impressed with the toughness shown by the Boars in their willingness to support their team mates and not take a backwards step.
Final Score Parkes 3 Bathurst 2
Game 2 vs Orange Emus
Parkes started slowly in this game with the Emus outside backs burning them with speed on several occasions to score three quick tries. Parkes knuckled down in defence with some great tackles by Patrick Simpson to keep Orange scoreless for the rest of the half. A quick try to Sonny MacGregor after half time inspired the team with another try to follow shortly after to the ever speedy Lachie Reynolds. Fergus Kerin was solid all day but in this his best game of the day, he was constantly cleaning out and pinching the ball in the ruck. A great pop ball from the ground by Zac lead to another Parkes try to Sonny.
Final score Emus 4 Parkes 3
Game 3 vs Orange City
Parkes went into game three looking to rebound from the previous loss. After words of inspiration from Coach Bubble a try soon came to the hard working George Thomas. The defensive effort in this game by Kyan Rathbone was awesome and with his new low tackling style he is a player the opposition will be keen to avoid in future games. Bertie MacGregor was as always working hard in defence but managed to grab an opportunity in attack to sneak over for a great try. Hayden Arndell worked tirelessly all day and in his best game for the day he made great metres in his attacking runs on the wing.
Final Score Parkes 3 Orange city 1
Awards for the day went to Eben Labuschagne for 'Toughest on Field' and George Thomas for 'Player of the Week'. Congratulations boys. Well deserved.
After a strong week last week at Kinross in Orange the u9's Parkes Boars travelled to Canowindra to play 3 games.
The Boars started well scoring try for try with Bathurst Bulldogs. Max Macgregor, Eamon Moody and Kalvin Dargin stood out running hard and leading the way in committing to tackles. However Daisy Rice, Heath Rathbone and Leni Constable also put in good efforts making some good tackles and fighting for the ball at the breakdown. The Boars snuck a last minute try in breaking the deadlock and put them in front. Try scorers were Kalvin Dargin, Eamon Moody with two and Max Macgregor with a huge 5 try haul.
Second game was against Kinross Wallaroi School which was the game that the Boars peaked for the day tiring KWS out by constant tackling and constant hard running which involved all players. The first half was very even and the Boars showed that they improved from previous weeks by matching them at the breakdown however it was the second half were the Boars ran away with it scoring three unanswered tries to seal the win. Harry Rowbotham was a workhorse at the breakdown in all three games making a huge difference for the team. He was assisted in this game by Ryker Moore who also went for a few good straight runs making many metres. Shae Lee Lord put in a good effort in this game also running the ball up and getting more involved in the contact. Milli Cox pulled off a couple great tackles in this game and Daisy Rice contributed all around the paddock. Try scorers were Kalvin Dargin with three, Eamon Moody with two and Max Macgregor with two.
The final game of the day was against Orange Emus. Aaryab Gautam continued his big effort in previous games repeatedly picking the ball up from the back of the ruck and running hard and straight at the opposition playing well all day. Max Macgregor and Kalvin Dargin continued to lead with the tackling in this game. However Eamon Moody, Milli Cox and Leni Constable also never gave up with the tackling and Harry Rowbotham and Heath Rathbone continued to work hard at the breakdown with Heath going for some amazing runs. However despite great efforts all round by the entire team fatigue set in and Emus narrowly ran away with it in the last quarter. Try scorers were Heath Rathbone, Max Macgregor and Kalvin Dargin with three.
Player of the Week trophy went to Aaryab Gautam and Toughest on Field trophy went to Ryker Moore.
We now have three weeks off for the school holidays.