Rugby Report, Rd 5 vs Gregory Terrace

Adrian Blundell | Director of Rugby

August 12, 2017

1st XV TSS 37 – GT 29

Koen Dovey returned to the team after his injury and Campbell Parata took all the kicks, which included four conversions and two penalties. TSS had the kick-off and within a couple of minutes, a forty-metre penalty gave TSS the first points. GT hit back quickly after a failed kick for touch eventually lead to a number of pick and drives near the corner resulting in a try and a good conversion. Another poor kick gave the ball back to GT and soon a converted penalty. A good kick-off put GT under pressure and from a TSS lineout the ball got to Koen to score in the corner, and a great conversion followed.

The forwards then absolutely dominated a scrum so much GT collapsed going backwards resulting in a another long range successful penalty. Tom Taylor made a great AFL style catch form the kick-off and Egan Siggs made one of his tough carries. The ball was passed through the backline for Max Dowd to kick, chase and regather with able support for two more passes and then from that ruck the ball went to the far side of the field via many hands and Ronan Kapi strolled over and that try was converted. On half time a TSS turnover and a penalty saw GT pick and drive to the line and score in a similar spot to their first and it was converted to make the score 20-17.

In the second half GT made a fifty metre break down the sideline but then turned over the ball. This was sent mid- field to Campbell who grubber kicked it down the left side for Tom van der Schyff to sprint some forty metres, beating the GT backs, collected the ball and ran another twenty to score and bring the crowd to their feet. GT then collected another three-point penalty.

An excellent backs move saw an inside pass from Campbell to Max who passed to Zane Nonggorr and then to Dan Burns who beat two defenders to score. GT then hit back with another seven points from pick and drives. After a GT turnover, Max sent a cut out pass to Dan for a good break before he passed inside to Ronan and he scored for the second time. Play continued, however all points had been scored with the final tally being 37-29.

Coach’s points went to Tom van der Schyff, Lachlan Vine and Dan Burns receiving 1 point each and Max Dowd the 3 points. Honourable mentions went to Tom Taylor, Hugh McNamee, Noah Lolesio and Parata Campbell.

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

2nd XV TSS 23 – GT 5

With the hot sun pouring down on the field the 2nd XV had to find every reserve within them to ensure success in this game – and that is exactly what they did. The boys played a smart and simple game of rugby ensuring minimal errors and maximum results. They played a majority of the first half in the other team’s half which allowed for two well executed tries to be scored. In the second half there was a great defensive effort, with the boys only allowing one try past them, despite the fact GT was in TSS’s 22 for the first 15 minutes of the second half. It was clear they stuck to their game plan and capitalised on all opportunities presented to them. Tyler Wright was in fantastic form, converting a try and securing the win with three penalty goals.

Tries: Jim Chapman, Tyler Wright; Conversion: Jack Giles, Tyler Wright; Penalties: Tyler Wright x 3

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

3rd XV TSS 7 – GT 29

A tough game was played by the 3rd XV. The heat combined with a lack of pace and line speed saw the boys saw the boys give the opposition the upper hand. There were some great moments in attack when the boys talked and worked as a team; unfortunately, overall they lacked a consistency needed in order to dominate the opposition. The spirit of this team is to be admired as they continually bounced back and the second half saw a stronger defensive effort from all the boys.

Try: Charlie Bindon; Conversion: Patrick Murtagh

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

4th XV TSS 8 – GT 7

What an exciting game to watch that left the supporters wondering who was going to come out on top. The 4th XV were slow to start in both attack and defence but once they returned to their structure and simple set plays it was an evenly matched game. Errors from both sides made it very tense to the final whistle. Due to grit and determination, and the wonderful boot of Tegan Pye the final outcome was in our favour.

Try: Andrew Tauber; Penalty: Tegan Pye

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

5th XV TSS 17 – GT 27

What a wonderful team of young men. Despite many boys having played a half in the 6th XV they dug their heels in and had some strong moments in both attack and defence. Lack of communication did affect a cohesive team effort. With a focus on support in the ruck to avoid turnover should see the 5th XV improve their team game next week. Being down a player at one stage during the game allowed the opposition to take the lead. A hard fought game.

Tries: Justin Brunskill x 2; Ethan Setchell; Conversion: James Mahoney

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

6th XV TSS 0 – GT 22

Unfortunately due to a couple of boys not turning up for the game the 6th XV did not have a full team. However, in the spirit of TSS rugby a number of the 5th XV and stepped in to help out. It was a tough game and the interchange did affect the rhythm of the team. As a result of two yellow cards the boys struggled through the game however, to their credit, they did not give up until the final whistle.

16A TSS 19 – GT 14

Gregory Terrace was always going to be a formidable opposition and Saturday certainly proved that with close results and spirited performances. Tennyson had a beautiful playing surface and the boys enjoyed their games.

The 16 A team unbeaten son far this season  continued their winning ways  defeating GT 19-14 in a close encounter. The boys played below their best and were lucky to hang on with GT finishing strongly. Try scorers were Wilson Blyth, Jock Thompson and Lachlan McInnes. Will Grant converted twice. Coaches Bromley and Anderson will endeavour to have the boys fired up for next week’s encounter against BGS at home. The next three weeks will see all games on home turf.

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

16B TSS 17 – GT 10

The 16 B team continued their good form defeating GT 17-10 in what was a high standard game. The boys were always in control with both forwards and backs combining well. Tackling was fierce and running penetrative. Try scorers were Ben Owen, Matthew Eddowes and Joe Thompson. Matthew Eddowes converted the once. Coaches Smith and Connor have moulded a very formidable B team and are particularly pleased with the attitude and performance on the field of their team.

16C TSS 22 – GT 17

The 16 C team also had a close hard fought game winning narrowly 22-17. The game could have gone either way in what was a nail biter. Tries were scored by Tim Oxenford, Ben Kinivan, Anthony Apana and Jack Wiki. Pauliasi Nadakutavuki converted the once.

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

16D TSS 5 – GT 56

The 16 D team was never on the ball park and were defeated 56-5. Hopefully next week the boys will start playing good Rugby and reward the efforts of their coaches Rice and Leo Levy. They can produce good football if they want to. They must bring this next week at training on Tuesday and Thursday.

15A TSS 8 – GT 12

The boys travelled to Brisbane on a very unseasonably hot day to take on Gregory Terrace. Fatigue and fitness were always going to be a factor for both sides on the day. The game was hard fought with Terrace taking a half time lead of 7-5. To be fair, the boys looked to be the better side but could not convert their opportunities. The second half saw much of the same until late in the game the TSS side took the lead with a penalty goal. Finally, it seemed a win was on the cards but, on the last play of the game, the Terrace side scored in what has become a familiar ending for the boy’s efforts. It is pleasing to see the improvement in the team, which has occurred throughout the season. With even more effort and control towards the end of the game, the wins will come. Luca Sibson scored a try with Caid Jenkins kicking a penalty.

15B TSS 0 – GT 27

The B tem started slowly in a battle with a much bigger Terrace side. In hot conditions, the boys trailed at the half time break by 22-0.The second half saw renewed effort from the side where, the team only conceded one try and went close to scoring on a few occasions themselves.

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

15C TSS 10 – GT 62

With injuries hitting the age group and many of the team’s usual players playing up, the team was forced to play a twelve a side game against Terrace. In steamy conditions, the boys put in a great effort as they suffered from fatigue having no reserves throughout the match. Even so, the boys never gave up and scored two tries themselves in the second half. William Bucknell and Dylan Kennedy scored one try each. I encourage as many boys as possible to get to training on Tuesday & Thursday this week and encourage new boys to come down if they want a game.

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

14A TSS 38 – GT 33

TSS were the first on the board with both sides trading blows in the first half.  TSS worked hard to create opportunities and were the first to score again in the second.  One on one errors allowed GT to reply with a try and draw on the scoreboard but TSS remained steadfast and eventually found the line out wide to finish the game ahead.

Tries: Harry Wells, Beau Arscott, Rabura Rabura, Kaleb Ngamanu, Nicholas McGregor, JoJo Fifita

Conversions: Cooper McGeary (4)

Best Back: Kaleb Ngamanu; Best Forward: Cooper McGeary

14B TSS 24 – GT 24

GT came out strong and even though TSS tackled well, GT were able to pile on 24 points in the first half.  From half time TSS took back control, which ended in a nail biter as TSS fought to stay in the game.  With quick hands TSS were able to create opportunities to gain numbers out wide resulting in TSS running in four tries of their own with two successful conversions levelling the score before full time.  TSS once again showed that determination and hard work will eventually pay off.

Tries: Hayden Atkinson (2), Jack Poidevin, Harvey Houlahan

Conversions: Jack Poidevin (2)

Best Back: Harvey Houlahan; Best Forward: Jake Gillett

14C TSS 12 – GT 62

It was a tough day at the office for TSS as injuries and illness required many boys to backup from the previous game.  GT had a good start scoring two tries early.  Through grit and determination, TSS fought hard to get themselves on the board pushing over for one of their two tries.  GT again came out strong for the second half scoring a number of unanswered tries.  TSS were able to score again before full time but it was not enough to make a dint in the score line.

Tries: Lucas Piper, Angus Dalgliesh

Conversion: Josh Popov

Best Back: Xavier Smith-Power; Best Forward: Hayden Atkinson

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

14D TSS 15 – GT 29

GT scored two quick tries to give them a comfortable lead, TSS responded with a try before the end of the first half.  TSS were the first to score in the second and it looked like the momentum was in their favour.  Both sides traded blows, however GT were able to take advantage of lapses in defence gradually giving them a fourteen point lead.

Tries: Lucas Piper (2), Joseph Green

Best Back: Liberato Vinaccia; Best Forward: Joseph Green

13A TSS 0 – GT 19

Saturday’s game was marked a tremendous defensive effort by both sides. In an outstanding demonstration of control, the TSS boys dominated possession for the first 15 minutes of play. The Terrace team was not able to get their hands on the ball, however their defence repelled numerous red, white and blue raids on their line. When the Terrace side did finally gain possession, they made the most of their chance, and charged down field. This time it was the turn of tri-colours players to defend. This they did admirably until late in the half when Terrace capitalised on a TSS error and went over to score. The second half started in a similar fashion to the way the game had begun, but the heat of the day started to take its toll on the Southport side. The boys in scarlet then started to take advantage of their opponent’s fatigue and scored several more tries. Next week, the team takes on Brisbane Grammar as part of traditional ‘Old Boys Weekend’ festivities.

13B TSS 0 – GT 37

It was a tough day at the office for the members of the 13Bs. This week the team seemed to lack the enthusiasm that has been the hallmark of their play throughout the season thus far. Numerous scoring opportunity during the game fell tantalising short of the line. Terrace on the other hand hit a purple patch, utilising their speed advantage to run in seven unanswered tries. The team can be proud of their dogged determination and their willingness to keep fighting to the final whistle. In a gruelling game Jock McCormack was the standout performer for the Bs.

13C TSS 12 – GT 51

This week, the team was bolstered by players returning after a week’s hiatus in the 13Bs. Tenacious defence in the first 15 minutes by the tricolours prevented several Terrace attacking movements from being converted into points. In the 16th minute Harvey Butler demonstrated some individual brilliance, after a well executed backline movement, to cross for the team’s first try of the season. The extras were added by ever reliable Joe Madden. In the second half, Nick Doyle exhibited strength and determination to power over for the team’s second five pointer. It was much improved performance by all the players, and the team can be proud the way they started to integrate the skills they have been developing in training into their game.

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

The Southport School vs Gregory Terrace in round 5 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, 12th August at GT playing fields. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

12A TSS 14 – GT 19

The bookmakers had GT hot favourites coming off a couple big wins in previous week, and they didn’t expect our developing side to worry them at all. This week the punters were wrong.  TSS played well above their previous form to go into half time down 7 – 12.  Boys like Gatenby, Gleason, Rameau, Grasso led the way with some terrific running and support play.  While the scrum was solid, the lineout is a bit messy and our backs struggled a bit to gain clean ball, but on many occasion the team was still on the way forward, and scored a try in both halves, to Emerson Rameau, and Broc Nicholls.

The second half Dan Statham and Sid Bradnam started running, setting up the likes of Keahn Skipps for many ground making runs. Jacob Sa also contributed with his strong forays into GT defence.  Final score was no reflection of the intensity of the game or how well TSS played. If not for a last minute try on our line, GT would have had their first lost this season.

Training is compulsory on Wednesday, with Monday’s session being optional but it is preferred by the coaches that those players that can attend do so as it’s a skills base session.

Tries: Rameau, Nicholls; Conversion: Statham and Skipps

Player of the match: Will Gatenby.

12B TSS 22 – GT 12

After a slow start in the first half, the TSS side went into the break even on the scoreboard against a much larger GT. But after some inspirational words from the two young coaches, it did seem from there the TSS side lifted and held the pressure, and went on to dominate their opposition. An big hearted effort this week went to Max Schutt who was all over the park. He played like a boy possessed, and setup many of the trues scored. Tries to Steinfort, Watson, Bousgas & Sargood, helped this team to their third win this year. An outstanding effort…

Best & Fairest this week – Max Schutt.

12C TSS 5 – GT 34

The U12 C team struggled on Saturday against an opposition who utilized the ruck ball to good effect. The back line made the most of the ball they received with notable runs from Ryan McMahon and Bryce Frolich. A surge in the second half started by Martin Price resulted and joined by the whole forward pack resulted in a try to Finn Byrne under the posts. Final Score GT 34 – TSS 5. The coaches will work on defence and some attack week prior to meeting BGS next weekend.

Try: Beirne

Man of the Match: Bryce Frolich

U11A TSS 12 – GT 58

What a difference a week makes! A much improved effort against Gregory Terrace. The boys played well, working on our goals of tackling, running straight, securing our ball and having fun.  Everyone had a part to play and I want to thank the boys from the B’s who were there and contributed after we suffered a few injuries. Special mention to Will Cox who scored a great try with straight running and pace! Well done.  Back to training again this week, working on the simple things to help us improve.

U11B TSS 7 – GT 68

A tough match against Gregory Terrace! They had size and speed on their side but we had perseverance and tenacity. Special mention to Jackson Gennari who tackled hard and Cash Milligan who communicated well as captain. Also, Ethan Faber who sprinted down the line with speed but after getting tackled before the try line got a well deserved try with the support and determination of the team to push him over. Working on speed, tackling low and running straight will continue to be a focus on Wednesday.

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