Round 7 Vs University @ Marcellin Park
Maitland Private Hospital 1st Grade
Maitland 24 (Watson, Stafford, Clacherty, Maloney tries, Maloney 2 conv)
Firsts sit comfortably in third place after holding off a resilient Uni 4 tries to 2. James’ Johnston, Curran and Robinson all stood out, with the Irish tight head picking up 3 Anderson Medal points despite a nervous delay for a head injury late in the game. Max Stafford’s cheeky grubber to himself to score picked up play of the day.
Bottrell Group 2nd Grade
Maitland 40 (Taylor 2, Connolly, Fraser, Reynolds-Hunt, Armstrong tries, Punch 5 conv)
Slick hands and classy finishing saw Seconds run in six tries to stay third on the table over the long weekend. Scrum half Ben Taylor supported well to pick up a double and Ace Fraser became the beneficiary of a tasty around the back offload from Affo. Perennial seagull Punch’s point scoring aspirations took a dent, failing to cross the stripe, but still kicked at 83%.
Firestorm 3rd Grade
Maitland 40 (Hanks, Currey, Everett 2, O’Connor, King tries, Golledge 5 conv)
Thirds’ mix of youth and experience produced another comprehensive win from the burrowing efforts of Currey, Hanks and O’Connor to the long range set piece move that had Ralph and Runchel winding back the clock.
Doyle Rural Services Under 19 Colts
Maitland 41 (Meafua 3, Wood, Ulberg, Cant, Drinkwater tries, Taylor 3 conv)
Colts notched their forth win of the year with some champagne running rugby and a trademark bulldozing hattrick from Mark Meafua. Tight head Leroy Tuivaiti also had a strong game, embarrassing some Slime backs with his speed to set up a length of the field try.
The Pourhouse 4th Grade
Maitland 31 (Sam Enright 2, Craig Clarke, Big Muz Clarke, Eli Wills tries, Dorn, Clarke, Simmons conv)
Word of Kenneth’s undefeated record has spread across the 2320 with Benny’s boys fielding 30 players on the Friday night win over Hamilton. Brayden Sweeney picked up coaches points.
Lillies and Limes Lady Blacks
Maitland 22 (Jones 2, Chan, Pringle tries, Pringle conv)
The Last Home Game Members Draw (vs University) was won but not claimed by Mick Sager. Jackpots 8th July vs Wanderers to $1100. You must be a financial member and present at the draw to be eligible. If you haven’t renewed your membership or want to signed up to be in the running for this draw, see details below.
This Week Round 8 vs Lake Macquarie Rugby Club @ Walters Park
P1 – 3:00pm
P2 – 1:40pm
P3 – 12:30pm
Colts – 11:10am vs Merewether Carlton 1 (Ernie Calland Field 1)
Women’s – 1pm vs Wanderers @ Marcellin Park
4th Grade – Washout