Adrian Blundell | Director of Rugby
August 5, 2017
The game started with the same run on team from last week. Campbell Parata took all kicks including two conversions and six penalties for twenty two points. BBC were a highly regarded team and did not lack size.
They kicked off, and after a couple of turnovers from both teams TSS gain points from the penalty. The next kick off went deep to Noah Lolesio who gained substantial ground with a great kick. BBC then had good control of the ball and they finally scored near the corner and just missed with the conversion as the ball hit the upright.
After Spencer Jeans picked up a loose ball from a BBC lineout, phase play saw Ronan Kapi have a short but powerful run to bump off two BBC defenders to score near the corner. Soon after a barging run from Reno Gerrard and then Ronan, saw the ball sent to the far side of the field and quickly back again for Noah Lolesio to give a great cut-out pass to Reno for him to stroll over the line. This was converted as was another penalty not long after. The BBC kick did not go ten metres so they were under pressure again, however a penalty kick missed. Their twenty two kick went long to Noah who then made an impressive forty metre run. The forwards gained another scrum turnover, one of three in the first half, and the ball was passed to the other side of the field with good hands for Lotario Nona to score in the corner.
BBC then kicked the ball out on the full, however after a few turnovers a break was made down our left wing and scored in the corner right on half time to make the score 25-10.
A great maul from the forwards gives TSS a positive start and then two consecutive penalties got the team down the field and in kicking range for another three points. The kick-off was dropped, however great kicking from Campbell got TSS down to the twenty two and another three points. Another mistake on the kick-off and then pressure on the line results in Spencer leaving with a yellow card and BBC scored in the corner. They just miss another opportunity with a kick and chase, but soon after strong continuity from their forwards got them over the line and the conversion kick hit the posts but stayed in, so 31-22.
Campbell kicked two more penalties then a mistake from TSS and two consecutive penalties to BBC saw them in the attack zone. From a quick tap they scored under the posts just before fulltime and so the score became 37-29. Although a little disappointing not to keep scoring tries, four three pointers kept the pressure on BBC.
Coach’s points this week went to Hugh McNamee 1, Egan Siggs 2 and Campbell Parata 3. Honourable mentions went to all the forwards.
What a great game to watch! The 2nd XV were a well-oiled team on Saturday working together the entire game. Structure and communication were at the forefront of their game and the forwards were consistent in their defence. The backs cleverly found gaps and allowed the boys to break through BBC’s line and score tries. Despite some unforced errors and BBC being very keen to show they were there to win the game the 2nd XV did not allow themselves to be intimidated and played a calm and clever game of rugby. Their hard work played off.
Tries: Jett Thornbugh, Dougal Coleman, Jackson Lathouras, Harry King; Conversion: Tyler Wright
The TSS Third XV worked hard on their defence after their disappointing loss against the Wordsworth 1st XV and their efforts paid off this week against BBC. After a strong start a few unforced errors and missed tackles allowed BBC to capitalise on mistakes, using their size in the forwards to win the scrum and break through for their first try. However in true TSS spirit, the 3rds turned it around with tactical play and line speed, dominating the kick off and holding BBC in their 22 for a good part of the game. BBC also did not give in with TSS having to work hard for their eventual win of 17-15. Smart decisions and a return to structured play saw the 3rd XV play their best game of the season.
Tries: Tyrone Honeysett x 2, Kyle Lowe; Conversion: Geoff Swan
4th XV TSS 14 – BBC 7
The 4th XV took a little while to warm up in their game against BBC. The boys eventually found their rhythm with the first try being scored 12 minutes into the game. Good communication and completing set plays saw the boys pull together as a team, making it very hard for BBC to break through their defence line. Line speed really improved this week as did their ability to create gaps in attack. A final result to be happy with TSS winning 14-7.
Tries: Angus Giles, Scott Robinson; Conversions: Tegan Pye
The 5th XV experienced a tough game against BBC on Saturday. An early try from BBC rattled the team and they didn’t quite recover from it. Unforced errors allowed BBC to continually capitalise on the mistakes and use them to their advantage. Set plays, team work and structure was needed from the 5th XV to allow them to stay in the game. This team has passion and heart and they are to be admired for their determination. Unfortunately they couldn’t pull it together on the day and lost 28-7.
Try: Ollie Smith; Conversion: Lachlan Chesterman
The 16 Age Group totally dominated BBC scoring a combined massive 89points to 5 in the A, B and C fixtures. All three teams were on task with both forwards and backs combining beautifully to make countless opportunities for scoring. Defence was superb and attack penetrative in all games. Next week will be a real test when we travel to Tennyson to play Gregory Terrace in A, B, C and D fixtures.
The 16 A team remains undefeated after four fixtures. TSS 22 defeated BBC 0. The forwards were tight and aggressive and made countless opportunities for the backs to score. The boys are focussed and will endeavour to work hard and try to remain undefeated this season.Tries were scored by Dion Samuel 2 with one apiece to Alex Walker and Boyd Radel. Will Grant converted the once. Coach Bromley is pleased with his charges to date and is impressed with their togetherness as a team and their determination to succeed. The boys are exceeding preseason expectations of performance.
The 16 B team benefitted enormously from their hard game last week winning 26-5. The boys combined well and played with determination deserving their success. Coaches Smith and Connor were more than pleased and know the team is capable of further improvement in the coming weeks. Tries were scored by Dean Burton, Hunter Grady, Jake Heck and Matthew Eddowes. Matthew also converted three times.
The 16 C team won 41-0. It was a dominant performance and this group of boys is improving all the time. All boys played well. Tries were scored by Jack Wiki 3 and one apiece to Jake Jones, Zac Shore, Charlie Tran and Dylan Clough. Zac Shore converted twice and Matt Dalton once.
The 16 D team played against a16 C Churchie side going down 45-0. Hopefully the boys improve next week in their game against GT.
The team faced a difficult task when they came up against a much bigger, talented BBC side. The boys worked hard in the first half putting up a good fight. There were many unrewarded raids by TSS but the second half was always going to be one of defence. The BBC side attacked at every opportunity and were always dangerous all over the ground. To the credit of the team, they never gave up. Some of the players were hit hard by strong defence, but they got back up and challenged again. The boy’s effort was a credit to themselves and the School they represented. Final score 43-0 BBC.
As with the A team, the boys faced a very large, physical BBC side. By the end of the first half the boys were competing well and were down 14-12.But as the boys tired, the BBC side ran away with the game in the second half. All credit to the side, as they never gave up. A thank you to the five boys who turned up for the C team playing earlier. Hunter Bierne scored two tries while Bayley Vine converted one. Final score 38-12 BBC.
The team continues to struggle to find players for this grade, but the players that get a game always put in their best effort. The boys were competitive in the first half but when the B players were taken off at half time, the boys struggled with limited reserves. As the boys tired and the opposing team replaced players with fresh reserves, their discipline lapsed, giving away many penalties in the second half, which challenged the team. James Nield scored the only try. Final score 5- 41 BBC.
TSS came agonisingly close to scoring the first points of the game as a try was disallowed from a late line call. BBC immediately responded with fast ball play going into the second half two tries ahead. TSS worked hard and took advantage of weakened defence getting themselves on the board in the second half crossing the line three times. Unfortunately individual errors slowed the tempo allowing BBC to respond. The final score line did not reflect the effort that TSS displayed and are improving each week.
Tries: Jo Jo Fifita (2), Kaleb Ngamanu; Conversions: Cooper McGeary (2)
Best Back: Jo Jo Fifita; Best Forward: Harry Wells
TSS started on the back foot with missed tackles and minimal counter rucking allowing BBC to score three tries in the first half. BBC’s attack was too strong scoring first in the second half but TSS continued to grind and were eventually rewarded with a try of their own but were unable to catch the lead. TSS did not give up and worked hard yet again all the way to full time.
Try: George Collins
Best Back: Charlie Chandler; Best Forward: George Collins
Good defence from both sides stopped points being scored well into the first half. BBC were the first to score off the back of a penalty close to the line. TSS caught them napping responding with a quick try before half time. Missed tackles led to BBC scoring first in the second half but were unable to defend against the TSS pressure, with TSS scoring two more tries. BBC were able to squeeze in another try before full time, the only difference being the conversion with Nicholas McKenzie kicking three from three.
Tries: Christos Vivlios, Callum Whitton, Archie Cameron; Conversions: Nicholas McKenzie
Best Back: Jack Sinfield; Best Forward: Callum Whitton
The focus for the week at training was on defence and effective tackling and the boys demonstrated this early getting stuck in and stopping some of the bigger BBC players. An early try gave TSS the lead before BBC hit back with a try of their own. The next two tries to TSS were outstanding, with good forward play complemented by some slick passing from the backs which saw TSS score in the corner and the other was a 70m effort from Lucas Piper from the back of the scrum. TSS were able score three more tries before full time allowing TSS a comfortable win.
Tries: Joseph Green, Lucas Piper, Malachi Stanley, George Naylor, Angus Dalgliesh, Guy Gibson
Conversions: Lucas Piper (3)
Best Back: George Naylor; Best Forward: Corbin Parker
The U13 A team had very little possession during their game and when they did have the ball struggled to make any real impact upon the BBC defence. The opposition were well drilled and used their much larger, physical ball carriers to great effect. Despite good defence for a large part of the game, and some fantastic cover tackles from Stirling, eventually the flood gates opened as the TSS boys tired, and BBC were able to rack up a large number of tries in quick succession. Another hard week of training ahead for the boys before GT on Saturday.
The U13 B team will be rueing missed chances against BBC as they let slip a game that was there for the taking. The boys made good yards with ball in hand through executing basic rugby skills very accurately. Unfortunately a couple of lapses in concentration and two BBC tries in as many minutes saw TSS lose a grip on a competitive game that should of been won.
The U13 C team had a difficult trip to Brisbane, coming up against a physical, fast and well structured BBC team. TSS never looked threatening in the first half, however after a chat at the break about playing smarter rugby the boys had some brief moments of good play that provide encouragement for the coming weeks. MVP: Lockie MacTaggart
The first half opened well for a strong BBC, scoring early in the first half, and then after scoring 3 more time, the end of the first break was near. It seemed that the TSS side just fell asleep, and didn’t realise that were being beaten until they run on at half time. With that debutee prop Oliver Gleeson and halfback Xavier Grasso lifted the Southport side, and got a few phases together. Unfortunately, loose ball carries, poor defence out wide and too many turnovers allowed BBC another few tries nearing the end, and gave them victory. Training this week will concentrate on positional play, as well as supporting the ball carrier.
Best Forward: Oliver Gleeson Best Back: Xavier Grasso.
The inexperience of the TSS team is starting to dissipate, and this side is now starting to gel together some great phases of running rugby mixed with forward drive. Unfortunately its not all the time, and the opposition this week capitalised on this, and scored early tries. After some determined forward play though the second half, TSS aided Hayden Carrigan and Vincent Wilkie in scoring their first tries for the year. It just wasn’t enough though to score the victory, and BBC won 51-10 in the end.
Tries: Wilkie & Carrigan
Best & Fairest player this week – Will Marshall
The 12C team turned up with fire and determination which showed throughout the game. Lead both verbally and through example by Finn Bierne, the team bounced back from two early tries to be level at 12 All at half time. Rampaging runs from Cooper Veivers, Ben Shuttlewood and Bryce Fohlich kept us competitive and in the game. With 5 minutes to go and two tries up BBC boosted their ranks with height and speed and hit back. TSS conceded two late tries and their conversion on fulltime took the final score to 24 – 22. This again was a full team effort with all students continuing to improve their skills and contributions.
Tries: Ben Shuttlewood 2; Jack Tee; Ryan Mahon.
Man of the Match: Ben Shuttlewood.
It was a tough day out for the boys, a tough clinical opposition highlighted some of our weaknesses. It was pleasing to see we didn’t give up and were determined in different aspects of our game. A special mention to Ethan Milton who had a great game, tackling hard and making some telling runs. See you at training and remember, keep up the positiveness and always have fun.
Despite the final score of 47-5, our boys performed well and can hold their heads high. Archie Wallace as the Captain led the team and did all the small things well. Cash Milligan scored his first five pointer for the season and also stepped up for the A’s. Two things to work on next week will be running the ball up straight rather than sideways and tackling at the legs.
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