The Owls men impressed a lively crowd at North Oval, emerging victorious against an embattled Royals outfit. The final score 31-21.
An explosive first half put the Owls on the right track, as Royals tried their best to slow down the onslaught. Flyhalf Jordon Thompson had a standout performance, converting all four tries including his own.
Starting debutant Miller Pelesasa delivered damage across the park. Brumbies Billy Pollard and James Tucker (debutant) were also shining lights in what was a well-rounded performance from the men in blue, green, and gold.
The win places the Owls in second place on the John I Dent Cup ladder.
The Women’s XV side got up early for their 9:30am kick-off against Royals; and didn’t they show up. The final score in the early morning demolition was 48-0.
The grand-final replay showed how much the Owls are ready to contest the competition. The attacking firepower could not be stopped, as the Owls ran away with a comprehensive win.
A notable performance came from returning Wallaroo Georgia O’Neill who picked up a hat-trick.
Though the early win was secured, the day was not over for many Owls women. The X’s match in Yass was still to be played, and so many of the ladies travelled north for the second match.
The 2s sustained another tough loss as they came up against the competition leaders Royals. The final score 20-32.
Captain Angus Whittle led from the front with two powerful tries and the Owls pack asserted set piece dominance with surging scrums and lofty lineouts.
In what was game 2 for many Owls women, the Owls X’s beat the Yass Ewes, the final score 15-42.
The attacking prowess of the women was again on display, tallying eight tries to the Ewes three.
The Owls men celebrated the 50th club cap of flanker Ben Harris in their clash against Royals. A victory was unfortunately not in store for the thirds as they went down to Royals 12-26.
The seasoned vet Ben “Courage” Harris managed to cross for a tremendous try early in the match. However, the in-form Royals side controlled the remainder of the match.
Fourth grade continued their successful season with a win against the blue baggers, the final score 41-12.
Flyhalf Hugo Chan put on an attacking masterclass, while typically strong performance from Conagh McMahon-Hogan, Fergus James, and young Robbie Leane helped finish off what was a game of champagne standard.
An unfortunate loss befell the filthy fifths as they went down to RMC 7-48.
Flyhalf and good-looking-rooster Hamish Walker mustered up the only Owls try in the match. The Owls men were simply outgunned on the day.