Calling all Wellington Rugby Redbacks, both past and present.
We are hosting a reunion weekend on June 30, at our next Junior home game.
We would like to encourage all players, particularly past players, to come along on the day and meet up with old mates, have a yarn, and watch the current crop of players show their skills on the field.
We are now based at Montefiores Bicenntenial Park and kick off is at 9.30am with the under 13s.
We had two home games on Saturday June 16, and despite the miserable weather we still had the group of diehard supporters there to cheer the boys on.
The U13s started quite well, scoring two quick tries against Bathurst through Brad McCarroll and Linc Blackhall.
After that the game got a little bogged down (forgive the pun!)
However, towards the end of the first, half both teams clearly decided to chance their arms and the play went from one of the field to the other.
At the back end of the half, Wellington’s defence held well, in spite of some running penalties.
Wellington started the second half as they ended the first, with some bustling defence.
The first 15 minutes of the second half was fairly evenly contested, however, the wet weather was causing some considerable dropped ball.
In spite of this Wellington managed to come out on top with the final score being 34-5.
Congratulations to Brad McCarroll who scored one try and the conversions, Lincoln Blackhall who was a powerhouse both in attack and defence, scoring three tries, and Aaron Kitch and Preston Brien who scored one try apiece.
If the boys manage to maintain their discipline and momentum, they will certainly figure in the finals later in the season.
The U15s were invited to a gala day at Narromine, as they had a bye for this Saturday.
Apparently they had a good day.
The U17s however, are really having a hard time of it.
Unfortunately their team was left drastically short on Saturday due to representative commitments on the part of three members of the team.
They still showed a lot of heart and ran on with 12 players, with Mudgee kindly providing two members.
The boys showed some gutsy determination and played out the full 60 minutes.
Mudgee ran in two quick tries, but Wello struck back after some determined forward play enabled them to maintain momentum for five to six phases.
After being camped on the Mudgee line, Wello finally scored through Dylan Dorin, which was then ably converted by Jake Newman.
Wello was managing well, holding out Mudgee with some
determined defence, unfortunately Mudgee did a Wallabies
and scored after the first half hooter.
The second half started much the same as the first with Mudgee scoring two quick tries. After that, tiredness and injury took its toll, with the final score being 41-7.
However, to the boys credit, those who were still on the field at the end never gave up.
They continued to try and run the ball and tried to kick themselves into a better field position.
Ron-Ron was unlucky not to have scored from a Jarrod
Hayne style drop ball, unfortunately ours did hit the ground first.
A thank you to the Mudgee boys, as another two took the field for us towards the end, when we lost another two from injury late in the game.
If there are any U17 boys out there who would love a game of rugby on a Saturday, please come on Tuesday to Rygate and look at signing up.