Round 9 Vs Southern Beaches @ Ernie Calland Field
Maitland Private Hospital 1st Grade
Maitland 17 (Maloney, Stafford tries, Maloney pen, 2 conv)
Southern Beaches 37
Welcoming back giant workhorse Michael Howell had firsts at close to full strength this week, but some soft defence and inability to hold onto the ball allowed Beaches’ classy backs to capitalize, scoring seven tries to Maitland’s two. Flashes of brilliance from Logan, Maloney and Junior provided rare highlights for the away side who were well beaten in all facets.
Players’ player: Michael Howell
Coach’s points 3/2/1: Brooke/Howell/O’Toole
Bottrell Group 2nd Grade
Maitland 31 (De Rocquigny, Stafford 2, Cassidy 2 tries, Punch 3 conv)
Southern Beaches 8
Classy Colts flyhalf Luke Rees showed he has future first grader written all over him with several slick touches, fast feet, a mean torpedo, and finished with two try assists. Similarly, centre Eddie Laupola pushed his top grade ambitions with countless rampaging charges through the midfield requiring a small army to bring him down. Scrum half Stafford supported well to add to his try scoring tally for the year, as did fleet footed clinical finisher Jackson Cassidy.
Players’ player: Eddie Laupola
Coach’s points 3/2/1: Eddie/Cassidy/Affo
Firestorm 3rd Grade
Maitland 50 (Currey, Wilmore, Burdekin 3, Taylor, Runchel, O’Connor tries, Golledge 5 conv)
Southern Beaches 10
Thirds continue to rack up cricket scores, this time burly front rower Laurence Burdekin helping himself to a hattrick of meat pies from good support play and straight up mongrel from close range. Everett and McCarthy were elusive out wide, setting up from long range, as the big boys ran over the top to lift the joint premiers to the top of the table.
Players’ player: O’Connor/Everett
Coach’s points 3/2/1: Currey/Everett/Burdo
Doyle Rural Services Under 19 Colts
Maitland 34 (Ben Wood 2, Meafua, Ulberg, Riley Wood tries, Taylor 3 conv, pen)
A conversion proved the difference as Colts won a try-for-try thriller with Hamilton at Waratah Oval. Level two tries each at half time, the Hawks pulled ahead by two before Ben Wood dove over from the back of the ruck and Riley Wood finished another in the corner for the win. Representative prop/back rower Mark Meafua was typically destructive with ball in hand once again.
Players’ player: Sam Scobie
Coach’s points 3/2/1: Meafua/Ford/B.Wood
The Pourhouse 4th Grade
Players’ player: Adam Hewitt
Coach’s points 3/2/1: Helps/Hewitt/Sweeney
Lillies and Limes Lady Blacks
Maitland 5 (Crebert try)
Lillies and Limes Lady Blacks
The Last Home Game Members Draw (vs University) was won but not claimed by Mick Sager.Jackpots 8th July vs Hamilton 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 10 vs Wanderers Rugby Club @ No 2 Sportsground “The Home of Rugby”
P1 – 3:00pm
P2 – 1:40pm
P3 – 12:30pm
Colts – 11:10am vs Wanderers (No2 Sportsground)
Women’s – 4:30pm vs University @ Bernie Curran Oval
4th Grade – Bye