Rugby Report, Rd 6 vs BGS

Adrian Blundell | Director of Rugby

August 19, 2017

1st XV TSS 55 – BGS 12

The team remained the same as last week and a generally strong Westerly wind added a variable especially to the kickers. Campbell Parata took all kicks, missing a few, two of which hit the uprights.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

TSS started well and an early scrum and phase play resulted in Koen Dovey accepting the final pass to score in the corner. Reno Gerrard made a rampaging fifty metre run from the kick off. Excellent passing by a number of players including Tom van der Schyff nearly resulted in another try in the left corner. Following this Koen again nearly scored in the right corner however from the next scrum Reno picked the ball up and barged over to score.

There was a turnover from the kick off and BGS retaliated with an inside pass move in their backs. A penalty to TSS resulted in a lineout and the forwards executed a clever move for Reno to the ball and score near the corner. Another turnover on the kick off gave BGS hope, however good defence finally caused them to possession. After securing the ball from a BGS lineout close to the try line, slick passing through the whole backline resulted in Koen scoring again in the corner. From the kick off, a fortuitous bounce landed in the hands of the hard running Koen who made a twenty break and passed to Lachlan Vine in support. The ball then was passed by a number of supporting players to Ronan Kapi who scored on the far side of the field on half time. The score became 31-7.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

Early in the second half a BGS short kick into the twenty two was well covered by Dan Burns who then made good ground followed by a side stepping run from Max Dowd who off loaded to Spencer Jeans in fine support to run the final twenty five metres to score untouched. BGS replied soon after when the received a penalty close to the line and took the scrum option and then ran on the wide blind to score near the corner. A good combination of passes and a grubber kick between Noah Lolesio and Spencer results in Noah scoring. A number of substitutions then started to happen.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

Max made another half break and Zane Nonggorr made another one of his barging runs, and then Reno received the ball and scored his third for the day. After the team exited well out of the twenty two, Max made another break, weaving and finally drawing one defender to pass to one of our ‘spark plug’ reserves, Dion Samuela from year 10, who quickly wrong footed the last defender and scored on full time with the final score 55-12.

Coach’s points went to Hugh McNamee 1, Max Dowd 2, and Reno Gerrard 3 and the rest of the team received an honourable mention.

2nd XV TSS 36 – BGS 0

What a great game to watch! The 2nd XV came out firing and did not lose their spirit throughout the entire game. The forwards worked incredibly hard, barely straying from their structure. The team cleverly took advantage of every error and the poor defense from the opposition. The strength in the tackles left the crowd wincing in pain and then cheering at the quick step of many of the backs. A game dominated by skilled players making smart choices, the 2nd XV came away with a convincing win. Final score: TSS: 36, BGS: Nil.

Tries: Tyson Spisich, Jed Heslop, Bill Donaldson, Hugh Robinson, Jim Chapman, Jack Giles

Conversions: Tyler Wright x 3

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

3rd XV TSS 39 – BGS 5

The 3rd XV were back with a vengeance this weekend! A seriously motivated team took the field this weekend determined to put last weekend behind them and show the Old Boys just how wonderful the TSS Rugby teams are. The boys played a very smart game of rugby; cohesively completing all set plays and ensuring no turnovers during phases and maximising on all opportunities presented to them. The communication between the forwards and backs really improved this week, which resulted in a number of tries being scored. Despite a small hiccup with continuous penalties as the boys tiered, they did not stop with the final result being TSS: 39. BGS: 5.

Tries: Henry Morris, Grady Sinclair, Harry Smith, Oskar Morris x 2, Jake Perrin, Patrick Murtagh

Conversions: Patrick Murtagh x 2

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

4th XV TSS 45 – BGS 0

A well-oiled machine is the only way to describe the 4th XV as they took on BGS for Old Boys Weekend. The forwards were tireless in defence and the backs were quick on their feet. The constant communication coupled with completion of set plays showed just how strong this team has become. Dominating in all aspects of the game the boys had a very well earned win with the final score being TSS: 45. BGS:Nil. Congratulations boys!

Tries: Ben Spittle, Riley Gall, Callum Jackson, Ollie Todd, Andre Foster, Bailey Harmer, James Mahoney

Conversions: Tegan Pye x 3, Hamish King x 2

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

5th XV TSS 17 – NC 17

A motivated and keen group of boys took the field as the icy wind blew. Determined to keep to their game plan they played hard and communicated well. The forwards worked hard in defence and the backs completed set plays. Unfortunately some turn overs and simple errors allowed the other team to capitalise on mistakes and take three tries. However, true to the spirit of 5th XV, who never give up until the last whistle, a final last minute try from Dylan Prescott brought the game to a 17 all draw. It is wonderful to watch the team consistently support each other both on and off the field.

Tries: Dylan Prescott, Kaimana Barry, Rohan Hagbeck

Conversion: Rohan Hagbeck

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

16A TSS 67 – BGS 0

16A TSS From the first minute in both the 16A and 16B games the TSS boys dominated play winning convincingly with positive and determined play celebrating Old Boys Weekend with enthusiasm.

The 16 A team still remains undefeated in what has been a stellar season. Given little chance of being the most successful 16A team in the competition the boys are a realistic chance of achieving this milestone in 2017. ACGS and Nudgee will be tough opponents in future games. On Saturday the boys were dominant from the kick off winning 67-0 in a superb display of power Rugby. Coach Bromley was impressed with the full fifty minutes of pressure applied by the boys to the opposition. Try scorers were Jock Thompson 2 and one apiece to Marlon Jones, Boyd Radel, Wilson Blyth, Sam Gibson, George Nield, Will Grant, Jonah Wilson, Lachlan McInnes and Dion Samuela. Will Grant kicked six successful conversions. Next week Bye then after that Nudgee at home on 2nd of September.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

16B TSS 42 – BGS 0

The 16 B team is in a good place at this present time. The team is confident and playing well. The boys’ defence is superb with opposition teams finding it hard to score against them. Coaches Smith and O’Connor have worked hard to have this team in such good shape. On Saturday the boys rattled BGS winning 41-0. Tries were scored by Cam Wilson 2 and one apiece to James Murray, Dean Burton, Hamish Dight, Clay Hoare and Zac Shore. Matty Robinson converted three tries.

Next week all 16B boys are very excited about playing on the Village Green!

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

16C/D TSS 0 – NC 42

The 16 C and D teams travelled to Nudgee for a supplementary game going down 42-0. The boys tried valiantly but were no match for their more skilled opponents. It is great to see the boys taking advantage of the opportunity to play a game of Rugby even though it is a non fixture event. Special thanks to the committed boys and coaches who travelled away on Old Boys day!

15A TSS 0 – BGS 22

A full strength 15A team came up against a determined Brisbane Grammar side on a much cooler game day. The first half was an arm wrestle, which ended when Grammar scored just before half time to lead 12-0. The second half saw the TSS side fatiguing because of being continually turned around by smart kicking Grammar half. Even so, the forwards battled on with much determination and grit. The team lost a player late in the game allowing the Grammar side score two quick tries. Final score 22- 0 Grammar.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

15B TSS 19 – BGS 19

The drought has finally been broken for the B team with a come from behind draw against a talented opposition in Grammar.The first half was tight, with both teams trying to get the upper hand.In the end TSS went into half time with a slender lead of 7-5.This was uncharted territory for the team so the second half was always going to be tough. It proved so, with the Grammar side surging ahead by 10 points. But the boy’s aimed up producing some fine running tries and gritty defence to eventually force an exciting draw in the end. Will Taylor scored two tries with Hugh Chandler the other. Bayley Vine scored one conversion. Final score 19-19.

15C TSS 24 – BGS 21

What a difference a full team and some reserves make to the performance of a team. The C’s came out determined to amend their big loss last week and so they did. With some strong defence and entertaining attack, the team managed to beat Grammar in a spirited display. Many thanks to the boys who turned up to help the team with numbers and offer support. See you again next week. Tries were scored by Solomon Kasokoson, Max Fuhrmann, Luke Williams and Tom Bassingthwaighte with Solomon kicking two conversions. Final score 24-21 TSS.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

14A TSS 50 – BGS 12

TSS started strong being first on the board with hard, confident running capitalising on BGS mistakes. With strong tackles and good line speed TSS were able to continually create opportunities, running two more tries in the first half.  BGS attempted to redeem themselves in the second half, scoring on the back of a number of penalties.  Both teams worked hard but quick hands and brilliant offloads allowed TSS to create a considerable gap in the final score line.

Best Back: Jack Dwyer; Best Forward: Louis Chabert

Tries: Harry Wells (2), Kaleb Ngamanu (2), JoJo Fifita (2), Rabura Rabura, Beau Arscott

Conversions: Cooper McGeary (5)

14B TSS 33 – BGS 17

Minor errors and holes in defence allowed BGS to strike first.  With extra confidence BGS were able to create an overlap and get themselves two tries ahead.  When the TSS backs finally received some ball midway through the first half the momentum shifted with TSS scoring their first try just before half time.  TSS stuck with their plan, providing ball to the back line, coupled with hard running resulting in TSS scoring the next three tries.  BGS were able to respond with another but one last try from TSS sealed the game.

Best Back: Jack Poidevin; Best Forward: Callum Whitton

Tries: Josh Batt, George Collins, Sam Clarke, Hayden Atkinson, Jack Poidevin

Conversions: Jack Poidevin (4)

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

14C TSS 74 – BGS 7

TSS were able to capitalise on a weakened BGS side.  With limited opposition numbers the game was played ten a side for four ten minute quarters.  TSS quickly set the tone as their passing and offloading they have been rehearsing at training paid off, with TSS running in six tries in the first twenty minutes. BGS took advantage of missed tackles getting themselves on the scoreboard but was not enough to stop the onslaught.  Good counter rucking and quick hands by TSS extended the score line to a considerable lead.  Fitness will be a focus in the upcoming weeks with many boys coming back from illness. The ten a side format had the boys working hard around the field.

Tries: Jesse Meo (2), Tom Vanderstock (2), Malachi Stanley, Tim Murdoch, George Naylor, Josh Statham, Ralph Belapuna, Diesel Donnelley, Lachlan Wright.

Conversions: Tom Vanderstock (6), Josh Popov (3)

Best Back: Tom Vanderstock; Best Forward: Charlie Schutt

13A TSS 12 – BGS 10

An elated team, coaches & spectators joyously celebrated this hard-fought win. Captain Cody Wood expressed the heightened feelings of the match with “We gave our best effort today, on Old Boys’ weekend and it was a great win by the team”. Coaches Galpin, Karatasios & Brown commended the players for applying the skills & plays practiced since the beginning of the season, and for doggedly holding on to the lead under intense pressure, with a special commendation to the forward pack. Tries were scored by Ethan Donnelly and Kade Aitchison with Jack McAuley converting. Coaches points went to Cody Wood, Justin Faber & Drew Bassingthwaighte.

13B TSS 17 – BGS 10

Coach Horan reported on “A fantastic team effort by the boys banding together & turning up for their mates with excellent back line structural play combining with the forwards pick & drive, working together to move the ball forward, and looking for options on the outside – a great win” Passionate support from the large crowd made for a wonderful rugby match on Old Boys’ weekend. Tries to Liam O’Connor, Harry Ward and Richard Pyke-Nott. Coach’s pick for best players went to Harry Ward, Joe Maurice & Richard Pyke-Nott.

13C TSS 0 – BGS 55

Coach Trevethan commended his charges for continuing to grow as rugby players, applying skills learned at training to the intensity match conditions. “Credit where credit’s due; boys kept their chins up and went in again & again – well done on fine spirit displayed on Old Boys weekend.

12A TSS 0 – BGS 47

The game didn’t start as expected and basically, due to a very skilled BGS side, TSS just weren’t in the game. We had phases of control, especially pick and drive, and in the ruck, but the backs rarely got much ball and ended up defending most of the game. The BGS side had size, skill and were very impressive. With hard work and a few more ‘steaks’, TSS will definitely be as good. Give it time…

A week off this week for the U12s, will see training ramp up in fitness and skill development in preparation for NC the week after.

Best forward -Etienne Chabert; Best back  – Dan Statham.

12B TSS 24 – BGS 45

This was a game of two halves. BGS dominated all over the paddock in the first period, scoring numerous tries quickly to take the visitors out to a lead at the break. Coach Browne and Jurgs’s words of inspiration must have stirred some enthusiasm back, and TSS came out firing scoring a number of unanswered tries to bring the score back closer, and then eventually taking the lead. Well done but unfortunately this wasn’t enough to grab the win. With work on skills, and more of a team run this week at training the team will certainly improve for NC in two weeks.

Tries – Bousgas, Kruger x 2, Mair, Sargood, Morris, Hudson

Conversions – Cameron x 5

Best & Fairest this week – Jet Morris / Lachie Mair / Max Schutt.

12C TSS 12 – BGS 33

With many of the 12C players having never played rugby before, they definitely surprised themselves by putting on a very good display of running rugby against BGS. With both tries scored by Man of the Match Finn Bierne, it was pleasing to see the determination by the whole team to keep trying in the face of a good BGS side. Well done to all players and their coaching team.

Tries – Beirne x 2,       Conversion – Kelly 1.

Man of the Match  – Finn Beirne.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

11A TSS 7 – BGS 59

A determined effort by the boys this week. Our focus on tackling remains, as we concentrate on our goals each week. There were some people great individual efforts including Jackson Amos and Will Cox. Ned Hanrahan scored the sole try and was converted by Aidan Arthur. Keep up the good work and keep practicing our skills.

The Southport School vs Brisbane Grammar School in round 6 of the 2017 GPS rugby union competition, on Old Boys Weekend,19th August at TSS. This image is for Editorial Use Only. This image is licensed to The Southport School (Royalty Free). Photo: Adrian Gaglione.

11B TSS 17 – BGS 33

A very spirited performance by an under strength 11B’s side. Having lost a few to injury and a couple having to move into the A’s side, we were down on troops but put in a performance we should be proud of. We went down 33-17 to a strong BGS side that had twice our size in subs. BGS put on 3 tries early but we fought back with 1 and could of been a second right before half time. In the second half they came out strong again and put on another 2 tries. We fought back with persistence to put on another 2 before full time and were the stronger team as the game went on. Another 10 minutes and the result could of been very different. Cash and Conrad combined well in the midfield and Nick Evans got his first try of the season. Captain Jackson Gennari had a barn storming game as skipper. Man of the match was Sam Watt who has his best game all season and was rewarded with a try. Well played boys!

This coming Saturday we are HOME to Downlands for our Annual WHITE SOCKS DAY. Helping raise awareness and funds to put an end to family and domestic violence.

All boys are asked to bring a donation and will receive a pair of white socks to wear on Saturday to show their support.

 

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