UNDER 9'S BIG BRAVO TO BRUMBIES AT BRUCE STADIUM
A combined Grenfell/Young Junior Rugby side played a curtain-raiser for the ACT Brumbies game against the Auckland Blues at Bruce Stadium on July 7th. All the local junior teams then got to cheer the Brumbies side on to the stadium (our gang in green jerseys on left) in front of 14,000 screaming fans before the start of the Super Rugby fixture. An experience no doubt the young players will remember for a lifetime.
UNDER 11'S EVENS AT COOTAMUNDRA
The Grenfell under 11’s travelled to Cootamundra on July 29.
The boys took on the Young Yabbies in their first game.
Grenfell were at full strength with all parents making the trip.
Grenfell played a team game with excellent clean out and great support play.
Most breaks were turned into points with all players looking to offload and pass to their support.
Tries were scored by Nathan, Jack, Sterling, Fletcher, Hamish, Jai with Jesse crossing twice and Tom Robbo getting a hat trick.
Tim and Angus Brown were running hard and straight.
Thomas Penfold and Will Bucknell’s defence helped hold the Yabbies scoreless.
Matt Gault travelled from Bathurst for the game and showed no ill effects making lots of breaks and being on the ball all game.
Game two was where the seed really burst into flower with the boys really showing what they are made of.
Playing a full strength Cootamundra team on their home ground supported by a very vocal crowd, the Panthers never took a backward step.
The first half was dominated by Grenfell with great cleaning out and low body height giving clean quick ball.
Powerful straight running from Jai and Nathan was rewarded with both boys crossing for tries. Both these boys have added a great passing game to their play, meaning their breaks now are being turned into tries.
Fletcher had his best half of football in a black jumper.
His defence was hard and his hunger for the ball saw him get lots of turn overs.
Cootamundra didn’t lie down, hitting back with two tries of their own.
Halftime two tries all.
Grenfell had a slow start after half time and Cootamundra got away for a good try.
Sterling evened the score with a nice little snipe after a great drive from the forwards.
Jack Ray and Jesse, Angus and Hamish all helping drive towards the line.
Grenfell then produced another try to take the lead.
Tom Robinson scoring his fourth try for the day, which was a great reward for playing like David Pocock all day.
To Cootamundra’s credit they hit back straight away with a try from the kick off making the score four tries each.
The game went from end to end in a very exciting finish.
At full time the scores were level which was a great result for a real team effort.
Well done Grenfell.