1st Grade: W 32-29
The Owls men have made it two from two to start the 2020 season. It was a hard fought win, with plenty of positives to take away for the 1st grade side.
Stand out performers were hooker Billy Pollard, Callum Richardson and captain Lachie Creighton. These three earned their place in the John I Dent Cup team of the week.
The biggest hit of the game was when flanker Rye Steele carried the ball back off the kickoff and managed to knock out a charging Wests prop. Shot Ryeback.
Womens XV: W 45-5
The Owls Women continued their domination of the Womens comp with a resounding win over Wests.
Two tries to Claudia Obst and Crystal Papalii were key contributions to the points accumulation. However, the star of the match was backrower Tania Afamasaga, her outstanding performance earned her the title of Womens player of the round. What a legend!
2nd Grade: L 15-29
It was a disappointing loss for the 2nd grade men. The momentum of the game seemed to be in their favour for the first half and the beginning of the second period. However, the Wests men managed to claw their way back into the fight.
The standout performer from the match was lock Stee Tikomainiusiladi, who did his absolute best to ensure the Wests boys woke up sore the next day.
Womens X: W 32-15
The Womens X’s side kicked off their season with a strong win over the Bungendore MudChicks. The attacking flair of the Owls was on show, amassing six tries.
Scoring a hattrick was Sophie Williams who earned her spot in the second row in the Owls team of the week.
3rd Grade: W 48-38
In what was arguably the match of the day, the Owls 3rd grade side emerged victorious in a try scoring shootout.
Both teams were tightly locked for the majority of the game. With ten minutes to go, Wests pulled ahead and the pressure began to mount on the thirsty thirds. The depth of talent in the Owls lower grades came to fruition with fresh subs injecting life into the side to help close the game.
First it was a sensational try by ‘up and coming’ player Frankie Fainifo who ran a beautiful unders line and raced away to score. The vision and skills of Frankie was something to behold.
The final try came through new recruit Kelepi Baba who finished off a long range team try. Champagne rugby union.
4th Grade: L 7-31
In what could be described as an ambush, Owls 4th grade faced a physical and powerful Wests 4th grade.
The courage of the Owls men to front up was demonstrated by fullback Finn Frewen who consistently brought down much larger blokes.