Match Reports Round 5
Results Round 5
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The Under 8s comprehensively outplayed a formidable Dural team on a gorgeous Saturday morning in the Hills (final score was way too many to not enough).
Following his indiscretions last week Jamie well and truly served his penance with a brilliant display of chasing and tackling (this time with arms). Finlay scored a milkshake for his try-scoring efforts and almost got the chocolates but his assist came up short at the end. Eddie was wearing the opposition down with some excellent strips and great clearing out. Nathan charged at the line continuously and was rewarded with some excellent line breaks during the game. Sam was constantly over the ball in the tackles forcing several changeovers due to Dural holding on to the ball, very much like watching a young George Smith or David Pocock playing. Ralph played a strong game once again, often throwing in huge tackles that resulted in turnovers. Charlie is showing a real turn of speed now as he scoots around the back of the ruck to collect the ball on his way to the try line. Lachie was constantly up in the oppositions face and laid on some great tackles in the game, especially on Dural’s big bopper, a pleasure to watch. Lawson”s older brother Angus (U10s) must cop a pasting in the backyard when these two play footy, the horizontal divings tackles are great to watch every Saturday. Will’s attacking play is a highlight week in week out, the balance as he runs is a delight to watch as he weaves through and around the opposition, Dural had no answer on the weekend.
Next Saturday we are at home against Redfield – White at 10:30am. It will be a busy day for the club, the U8s will need to help out with the BBQ duties. Training this week is on Thursday night, 6pm at Penno Oval.
The Waratahs are running a pathways course on Monday 21 May (Kingsdene Oval 6:30pm, 2hrs). The course is designed for parents (Mums and dads!!) who are coaching, those parents who may want to coach in the future or those parents who just want to learn a bit more about the game. The club will pay the fees for the night for those Barbarian parents attending.
A date for your diaries: Next training BBQ will be 14 June. This is for parents as well as the players so bring the family down for a BBQ.
|Northern Barbarians||0 def by 54||Balmain Black|
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|Dee Why JRUFC||24 Drew 24||Northern Barbarians|
A very close and exciting game against Lindfield Highlanders with perfect weather conditions at Pennant Hills Park today. The Northern Barbarians were behind 5-19 at halftime and came back to secure a 24-24 draw at full time. 4 boys shared a try each and we had 2 successful conversions. The boys moved up from U11D to U12E this week and played the full team and extra time with the second half clocking up to 30 minutes in a nail-biter, considering these boys have been used to previously playing 20-minute halves. Both teams played very well with the Northern Barbarians forward pack dominating the big Lindfield boys and our backs running on strongly and supporting well. A very impressive and great comeback by the Northern Barbarians and to hold on at the end with all the pressure from Lindfield for the final 5-10 minutes on our try line was outstanding. Well done to the boys and you can all be very proud of yourselves.
|Rocks Barbarians Black||44 def 0||Myrtle Green Warriors|
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|Northern Barbarians||41 def 12||Blacktown|
What a change a week can make. With a few of our walking wounded back on the park this week, we faced a very spirited Blacktown Scorpions on Sunday morning at Penno.
We could not have asked for a more perfect day on which to play rugby – it was an absolute pristine Autumn day!
Weather conditions aside, our boys were again challenged right from the start, defending very well and keeping our opposition scoreless for a while.
Our forward pack frustrated their opposition with Sash and Harrison stealing all but one of their line-out throws. We dominated in the scrums with a number of tight heads by Cam.
On top of this, we won all of our own scrums and line-outs – this is an 8-man effort and always a joy to watch!
Great effort again by Harrison, Goddsie and Paddy who were our loose trio, as well as Zip who later came in from the backs to replace Paddy at #6. These boys all displayed great defence and got to the breakdowns that fraction faster than last week.
Our backs were on fire this week – strong defence from Matthew, Ezra, Johnny and Aidan in the centerfield and Toby, Daniel and Nik all defending very well on the wings. Zip again tackled everything that moved as well as taking a great high ball.
Chief showing again why it’s unwise for the opposition to kick to him at fullback, probing their defensive line and nearly scored on a few occasions.
With our strong forward pack pushing forward all the time (massive meters gained by Paddy, Macca, Lau, Harrison and Will Lavaki) and Ezra, Johnny and Aidan probing the line, gaps started to open up and we saw Johnny S, Paddy, Lau and Macca score some scintillating tries. The image of our two potential new wingers Lau and Macca running down the line, passing and supporting each other, will stay with us for a long time!
Nik and Daniel (2 tries) again showed off their speed and proved that getting the ball to our outside backs in space, results in tries.
Ezra kicked 3 successful conversions, slotting an absolute beauty from the sideline.
Unfortunately, our opposition suffered a shoulder injury to one of their wingers, and we took off a player to match their numbers. With our normal backline structure slightly disrupted by this and injuries to Aidan and Toby, the Scorpions’ big outside backs beat us twice in the outside channel to score 2 tries in quick succession.
Credit to our boys who stayed positive and upbeat and came back even stronger after this, adjusting their defence and preventing any further tries.
Now, I’m not one to complain about referees’ decisions (although I know that I can be very vocal on the sideline…) On Sunday, there were quite a few decisions that went against us (like the penalty against Harrison when he was holding his line, running in support right in front of us), however I want to commend the boys for staying positive and never talking back, even though they felt that they were hard done by. This shows great restraint, an increased level of maturity and we are very proud of all of them on how they conducted themselves.
After all this – Congratulations to our boys for a well-deserved 41 – 15 victory over Blacktown.
Thank you to our supporters for also keeping it positive and encouraging – this is a tremendous help to the boys. Thanks to everyone who helped to pack up the field, Greg and Pete on the BBQ and Amanda for last week’s jumpers.
Lastly, we hope that all of our injured players recover fast and well. Good luck to Oli, Alex, Tate, Tom C, Simon D & Josh (almost a full forward pack!) as well as Aidan & Toby. We look forward to seeing all of you back on the park.
Enjoy the week,
|Dural Barbarians||24 def by 36||Dee Why|
The 15D’s travelled to Dee Why on Sunday to take on the newcomers to our grade after they were graded down last week. We were down three forwards due to injury and ill health, which left us with just enough players to make a team.
We started poorly, and at first, it looked as though we would be well beaten. But 10 minutes in, we found our rhythm, and by halftime had fought back to be within 2 points of the lead.
The second half didn’t start well, and we struggled to get back into our rhythm, AGain we let in a couple of soft tried, until we got back on top of our game and again fought our way back to a 2 point margin.
Unfortunately, that’s about when fatigue set in and fresh legs prevailed with two late tries to skip ahead and take out, what was in the end, and hard fought match,
|Northern Barbarians||25 def 5||Canterbury|