KWS 1st XV Vs SIC
The Kinross Wolaroi 1st XV took on St Ignatius College in some beautiful sunny Autumn Orange weather on the weekend. The game started with plenty of hard running by the Riverview team who were met with some outstanding defence by Rhys Draper, William Smith and Donny Freeman. Aiden Kelso provided some valuable meters at number eight as he continues to make his presence felt. The backs played some fantastic running rugby with Thomas Jackson, Lachlan Fisher and Preston Simpson making a number of line breaks. Donny Freeman scored the first try for KWS and this was followed by an intercept by Sam Ridley who off loaded to Preston Simpson. Half Time Score SIC 17 KWS 10.
The second half was very entertaining with KWS dominating possession and scoring first with a hard running Rhys Draper. Rhys converted his own try. The score was now SIC 17- KWS 17. The score would remain locked for the majority of the half where both sides battled for field possession. In the last 5 minutes of the game the Riverview team through some excellent running rugby ran in three late tries. Final Score 38-17 which was not a true indication of what was quite a tight game. This was great preparation for the team as they take on The King School this weekend.
Tries: Donny Freeman, Preston Simpson, Rhys Draper.
Conversion: Rhys Draper.
3 points William Smith.
2 points Donny Freeman.
1 point Ellis Hawker, Rhys Draper, Preston Simpson.
KWS 1st XV Vs Knox 2nd XV Won 62-12
On the road again. For the last 3 weeks the KWS boys have been on the road but the thought of taking on Knox 2nd XV at Wahroonga was a great opportunity. The team had trained well during the week and it didn’t take long for the boys to dominate. The first half saw 5 tries to KWS in what could only be described as an impressive performance.
The forwards ran freely and supported each other at the breakdown, the backs passed with accuracy and width.
The second half was equally impressive as the 1st XV posted another 5 tries. Knox did not give up and were able to post 2 well worked tries, which caught us out defensively. This performance highlighted our potential and that we are ready to take on a GPS 1st XV next week. In the past 2 games it has been pleasing to see the boys use the width of the field which has resulted in greater involvement from our back 3 (wingers and fullback). Our catch pass is improving and our defensive alignment is starting to work well. No doubt these two aspects of our game will be tested next week as we take on Riverview 1st XV.
Tries: Fisher 3, Freeman 2, Rose, Jackson, Sear, Kelso, Draper.
Conversion: Simpson 3, Draper 3.
Points: 3 - Jack Jones, 2 - Ellis Hawker, 1 - Aidan Kelso, Donny Freeman, Rhys Draper
KWS 2nd XV v SIC 3rd XV Lost 0-19
The KWS 2nd XV were well matched against a strong Riverview 3rd XV side with the first half remaining scoreless as neither side could establish dominance. KWS struggled to build momentum as handling errors and poor work at the breakdown frustrated the side. The second half saw SIC score out wide soon after the restart. This was followed by a yellow card for KWS after a string of penalties. SIC took advantage of their extra man to score again. The match remained tight but KWS could not break the SIC defence and struggled to get out of their own half. This pressure eventually resulted in a last minute intercept try to seal the match 19-0. Best players for KWS were Henry Carter (3 points), Ben Bellamy (2 points) and Angus Andrews (1 point).
KWS 2nd XV Vs TKS 4th XV Won 22-21
The final trial match for the 2nd XV saw KWS cling on for a hard fought victory. Brett Johnson opened the scoring by finishing off a good passage of ruck work close to the line which he converted to have KWS 7-0 up after 5 minutes. Kings later hit back after KWS left the blind side unattended to have the half time score locked at 7-7. The second half saw Kings pressuring the KWS line before Charlie Wilson snatched an intercept and ran 80m to score under the posts. Brett Johnson added the conversion which was soon followed with a penalty goal to have KWS leading 17-7. Kings exploited the gaps in the KWS defence close to the ruck with an easy try to keep them in the game. This was soon followed up with another converted try to have Kings leading by 4. KWS maintained their composure to build pressure on Kings before Tim Mutton dived over to seal the one point win with less than 1 minute on the clock. This was a strong effort by the KWS 2nds with key moments such as a Will Smith try saver in the first half and excellent kicking from Brett Johnson making the difference in the end. Coach points went to Nik Booth (3 points), Will Smith (2 points) and Fraser Robertson (1 point).
KWS 16As Vs Riverview Won 14-0
The Riverview game was seen as a good test for the 16A’s and test us they did. Riverview came out firing and pulled off some big hits which rocked the boys and caused some silly mistakes and poor ball retention. This gave Riverview good field position and a high percentage of the ball, great defence from Digby Cooper, Harry May, Ed Taylor and Tom Richardson in the middle kept repelling the Riverview attack. At last towards the end of the first half we put together some quality phases and managed to score through Hugh Aldersley and Alex Brien converted.
Our defence continued to hold in the second half through Will Waddel, Lew Connick, Lachie Donnelly and Josh Dominello. Great structure and shape saw us get the ball to Liam Choi in space and needless to say it was 5 points as soon as he touched the ball, Lachie Donnelly added the extras.
Well done to boys who trialled for ISA last week and congratulations to those who made it.
KWS 14 (Tries Hugh Aldersley and Liam Choi, Goals Alex Brien and Lachie Donnelly).
3 points: Digby Cooper.
2 points: Tom Richardson.
1 point: Harry May, Lew Connick, Will Luelf, Liam Choi.
KWS 16As Vs Kings Won 28-5
The first half saw KWS turn over a lot of ball due to poor ball security or laziness at the ruck. This gave Kings a lot of ball in good field positon and the weight of possession finally told with Kings crossing the line about 20min into the half and lead 5 nil at the break. In saying that our defence was outstanding with Ed Taylor, Lachie Smith, Harry May and Lew Connick all leading the way.
The second half saw a change in attitude and a change in momentum with KWS starting strong. Ed Taylor scored a well-deserved meat pie. This was followed by Alex Brien who spotted a gap and darted through before sprinting away. Alex Brien then found more space and at pace hit the Speed machine Liam Choi on the chest to put him away for his customary try. Will Waddel then iced the cake when he ran an inside line to find the white chalk.
This really was a complete performance, but as we spoke about after the game we will need to lift for the season proper that starts next week.
KWS 28 (Ed Taylor, Alex Brien, Liam Choi, Will Waddel tries, Alex Brien 3 and Lachie Donnelly 1 goal).
3points: Ed Taylor.
2points: Jack Pengilly.
1point: Digby Cooper, Alex Brien, Hugh Aldersley.
KWS U16C’s Vs Riverview F’s Won 75-12
A very good week in training reflected in Saturday’s performance. A great offload by Max led to Joe Priest going over, converted by Tyrese, 7-0. From the kick off, Nick Keirle with a fantastic jinking run set up a great position for the boys to attack. A break by Joe set up Tyrese for a score under the posts, converted by Fletcher Taylor, 14-0. The pick of the try’s was from a lineout just outside the 22, forwards with a superb lineout move, backs drawing in players to score in the corner, 21-12 the score. A turnover by Captain Hamish Napier fed Sam Houghton to show his speed and run the length of the field. The half time score was 28-12. The boys didn’t let up in the second half with another 7 tries, the backs with great hands once again put Jack Davidson in the corner for another great team score. Final score 75-12!
KWS 14A's Vs Kings B Won 63-0
KWS started the match very positively, with two early tries coming from great offloading and continuity that attracted opposition players and made space out wide, allowing our backs to capitalize and get on the scoreboard. The players were asked before the match to concentrate on gaining possession of the ball and making sure we’re applying constant pressure both in attack and defence, a task they took very seriously and worked together to achieve. Doug Philipson consistently put us on the front foot in attack and had the vision to distribute to our prolific try scorers Archie Haling and Gus Staniforth, both of which playing the best I’ve seen them this season. The backline was able to get on the front foot due to tireless work by Jack Smith and the forward pack at the breakdown, an aspect that let us down last week. The performances of the game however came from Darcy Shaw and Charlie Philipzen (Men of the Match) who shared throughout the game an unearthly telepathy that allowed them to seamlessly know where each other were. These two symbolize a huge factor for our flawless performance against kings, with each player working to support each other and take aspects from training and transition them into the game. Extremely proud of the work by the players and their ability to take on feedback, transfer it into a game and get a great win for KWS. Look forward to our sessions this week and the next progressions ahead of Saturdays game.
KWS 14B’s Vs Stannies and Kings
Last weekend, the KWS 14B’s faced St Stanislaus College and the Kings School in a round robin, in which we were near to faultless. An extremely confident and keen 15 ran out, putting a fair share of points onto both oppositions. Some incredible running and try scoring from Lachie Hodgkinson and Remy Niven in the centres, leading us to victory, not to forget Nic Lyne playing at number eight who was fearless in attack and defence. Our security at rucks and break downs was helped by two extremely skilful forwards, two work machines, Alec Hoskin and Ziggy Le Couteur. Every member of the 14B’s put in a fantastic shift, simply great to watch. A few things to work on this work in training to prepare ourselves for the next one! A happy coach!
KWS 14C Vs Stannies and Kings
The mighty 14C team took on rivals St Stanislaus College and the Kings School on a very misty Saturday morning. It was safe to say that we dominated both games and the looked very strong on the day.
We went up first against St Stanislaus College and got off to a good start with Hunter Colbran scoring a very good try to put us up on the scoreboard. All the boys put their hands up and really showed some character as they played even though they were feeling quite sick before the game. I was very proud of the boy’s achievements in the first game.
The 2nd game against Kings, the boys seemed to carry on where they left off in the first. Kosta Tanos ran the ball with sheer determination scoring 3 tries and ended up being named man of the match. Hugo Pearce showed incredible heart on defence putting in some outstanding hits on boys double his size! I think the boys did get a bit selfish towards the end as everybody wanted to try and get over the white line. Nothing we can’t fix in training this week though. The boys can be extremely proud of their efforts this past weekend!
KWS 13A’s Vs Riverview 13B’s Lost 42-7
Unfortunately, the 13A’s went down in a tough match against Riverview. The Sydneysiders played a quick brand of Rugby, with very few breaks in play in the first 15 minutes. Riverview starved the KWS boys of the ball in the first half. The Sydneysiders led 12 nil at the break because of some extravagant back line work - which saw them cross out wide, just prior to half time.
The defence by the KWS forwards was great up till this point. The tackling by KWS against a fierce loose head prop was outstanding.
In the second half KWS were determined to come back but with an unfortunate error rate and lacklustre defence off the kick-off it allowed Riverview to get space and time. KWS still had a lot of improvement to make and fought right to the end and with some great runs from Will Deshon, Luke Dominello and Dudley Shepherd. KWS were able to score in the last ten minutes and put some real pressure on the opposition. A lovely run by Hugh Thopson with the ball in both hands saw him slice through and run 40m to score. Will Fuller converted.
At 42-7 KWS knew they had been in a tough game. The bus trip home was a bit quieter this time, with many boys looking forward to our fixture V Kings this weekend.
Well done to the Sydney boys on a hard fought victory.
3 points Hugh Thompson.
2 points Carter Kirby, Will Deshon.
1 point Luke Dominello, Tom Patton.
KWS 13A’s Vs Kings 13B’s Lost 24-7
The 13A’s went down in a tough match against TKS. The Sydneysider played a quick brand of Rugby, with TKS spreading the ball on every opportunity. An early injury to half, Bailey Barrett saw the KWS backline reshuffled. All the boys wish Bailey a speedy recovery from his injury.
TKS made the KWS boys work very hard to get the ball in the first half. The Sydneysiders led 12 nil at the break because of some extravagant back line work - which saw them cross out wide, just prior to half time. Forwards such as Harry, Luke and Will Deshon tackled their hearts out in this half.
In the second half, KWS were determined to come back and defence was the cornerstone of the KWS 2nd half. Getting off the line to cut down get space and time, kept KWS in the game. KWS still had a lot of improvement to make and fought right to the end and with some great runs from Will Deshon, Carter Kirby and Dudley Shepherd. KWS were able to score in the last ten minutes and put some real pressure on the opposition, with Carter, cutting through to score under the sticks. Will Fuller converted. It was pleasing to see the slide Defence of the backline deny TKS from scoring on multiple occasions, which frustrated the visitors.
At 24-7 KWS knew they had been in a tough game. The boys are looking forward to our fixture V Auggies this weekend.
Well done to the Sydney boys on a hard fought victory.
3 points Carter Kirby.
2 points Will Deshon.
1 point Luke Dominello, Will Pearce.
KWS 13B’s VS Riverview Lost 20-30
The mighty 13B’s started slowly against a strong Riverview team in Bathurst, with Riverview getting first points on the board in the opening few minutes. The two blues boys soon bounced backed with Jack Chamberlain scoring a great try busting through and running 20m to score.
Charlie Hall and Brad Kildey’s defence was strong in the centres, holding the Riverview boys out. With 2 more tries by Zac Arnette in his first game in the forwards and our try scoring machine Jake Hale scoring, the half time score was 15-10
The second half was anyone’s game, but with Riverview rolling on some fresh legs off the bench was what they needed. Kelvin Chang is finding his feet on the paddock in his first year of rugby making metres and carrying half of the opposition with him every run. Charlie Collins lead the forwards around with another great performance. Charlie Hall is in high contentions for the John Williams tackle trophy.
Jake Hale scored his second for the day but it wasn’t quite enough to get the win, going down 30-20.
3 Points and Players Player Charlie Hall.
2 points Jake Hale.
1 point Shared between Charlie Collins, Brad Kildey and Ethan Shaw.