TARSHA GALE LOSS
The Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy Under 18s girls were up against a Penrith Panthers outfit with plenty of size and it showed which made a difference in the score line.
The girls efforts wouldn’t go unnoticed as they were tackling their hearts out.
Every player on the field gave 100% effort with their commitment on the field and they were fearless in their approach.
It was tight game early in the second quarter, with the scores at 10-14 in favour of the Panthers. Soon enough the score went in favour of the opposition and the game slipped away.
Even though the game got away from them, they never gave up.
It’s been a couple of tough weeks for the girls, but they are ready to bounce back and get on the park again this weekend.
TRIES: Summer DANN (24m) Lillyann MASON (26m) Lillyann MASON (54m) Robyn DRAPER (59m)
HAROLD MATTHEWS WIN SECOND IN A ROW
After their strong performance last week, the Harold Matthews went into this clash with the Raiders carrying plenty of momentum and confidence.
The Under 16s notched their second victory in a row, this time against the Canberra Raiders with a 16-12 score.
The Raiders were the first to score points on the board for the day.
It didn’t take long for the young Roosters to hit back through five eighth Ronald Volkman after making a break and passing inside to Liam Tonpi, then back out to Aporosa Kurucake to score the first for the Roosters.
They started to make play some good footy, scoring from a quick and close to the line effort which made the score 16-4.
Canberra raiders found momentum late in the game, scoring two tries to make it 14-16.
The young boys showed plenty of courage to stuck it out and came away with the win.
Tries: Aporosa KURUCAKE(23m) Vince RACO (27m) Toesami TOEVAI (32m)
S.G. BALL ROOSTERS 4/4
The Under 18s Roosters took their fourth straight win on Saturday afternoon after defeating the Canberra Raiders 22-12 to remain undefeated.
They were under the pump in the first half and struggled to gain too much momentum through unforced errors.
Regardless of this, they went into the sheds with the lead.
The second half got off to a rough start, with the Raiders getting close with 13 minutes to go making the score line 16-12.
Mackenzie Baker made big difference late with a strong dummy half run through the middle which to score and seal the game for the boys.
That makes the boys 4/4 wins for the season.
TRIES: Duwayne FUIMAONO Asu KEPAOA (15m) Egan BUTCHER (20m) McKenzie BAKER (62m)