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Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

A MAG­NIF­I­CENT day of Rugby at Childers last Satur­day for the “Kingston and Stan­ton Cup”.

This year was the sixth an­nual event. Af­ter three years of Isis Vic­tory, Isis Cut­ters com­peted against a Bund­aberg In­vi­ta­tional team in U12 and U14 games.

The play­ers be­hav­iour was won­der­ful and a spe­cial men­tion to the coaches and refs, Gary Marvell, Jeff Mes­sitt, Hugh Brynes,

Brad Brighton, Maynard Heap and Jaron Phillips, who have helped to pro­duce some won­der­ful young adults.

We played four quar­ters with 1pt to each team. One point for the over­all re­sult each age group for the cup. The re­sult fi­nally came down to the last minute of play.

U12 – A great run­ning spec­ta­cle with teams run­ning from one end to the other, mixed with great at­tack and won­der­ful defence. Pts – Isis 1, Bundy 4 High­light – A full grand­stand cheer­ing the play­ers at pre­sen­ta­tions. Isis player of the match – Chad Booker. Bundy player of the match – Cy­ros Nutt.

U14 – Pul­sat­ing game with the cup de­cided in the last play. Isis was level on points and Bund­aberg scored in the last play to win and clinch the Crush­ers Cup.

To­tal Over­all – Bund­aberg 7, Isis 3. Bund­aberg wins the Crush­ers Cup 2015.

Isis player of the match – Bryce Klassen. Bundy player of the match – Jay­den Na­dio.

The first A-grade game at the show­grounds saw Fal­cons v Pythons. Pythons won their first game in com­pe­ti­tion.

The fi­nal A-grade game was the high­light of the day. Isis v Tur­tles.

Isis was off to an early penalty due to ill dis­ci­pline by Tur­tles, which was to be a prob­lem for Tur­tles. Isis 3, Tur­tles Nil.

The game ebbed and flowed un­til mid-way through first half. Isis for­wards be­gan flex­ing their mus­cles re­sult­ing in a try to Ty Nash. Isis 8, Tur­tles Nil.

Tur­tles showed what a cham­pion team they are, pro­duc­ing sparkling rugby to score a try and con­vert be­fore half time which was the half time score – Isis 8, Tur­tles 7.

The sec­ond half was hard fought, a very phys­i­cal af­fair. Then some­thing to bring tears to an old prop’s eyes – Isis af­ter con­tin­u­ing dom­i­nat­ing, the Tur­tles scored a “push over penalty” try. Isis con­verted. Isis 15, Tur­tles 7.

Again not to be for­got­ten Tur­tles put on a beau­ti­ful back­line move­ment to score a try and con­ver­sion. Isis 15, Tur­tles 14.

In the fi­nal five min­utes, Tur­tles com­mit­ted yet an­other penalty, Kale Hen­dle kicked the penalty – fi­nal score, Isis 18, Tur­tles 14.

A great re­sult, this the first time Isis have beaten Tur­tles. Af­ter two rounds, Isis are on top of the Spring Cup ta­ble.

The new boys, Mar­cus Sin­clair, Tom Green and Willy Bhakha, great first up games for Isis. Jaron Phillips and Stephen Pick­ers­gill played won­der­ful in un­fa­mil­iar roles. In­jured play­ers Daniel Con­nolly, Bren­dan Mor­ris, Jake Bauer, Ty Nash and Chris Royan played with fan­tas­tic spirit and heart to keep driv­ing their bod­ies on­wards. Justin Hutch­ings and An­drew Golchert were just plain dev­as­tat­ing. The old hands Kale Hen­dle, Ja­son Palmer and Brad Brighton steer­ing the boys around the field amaz­ingly well.

Fi­nally the front row, Pe­ter VanRooyan, Ben Flem­ing, Kal­lum Mor­gan were dev­as­tat­ing in ev­ery way.

The man of the match for Isis is a lit­tle man who is very qui­etly spo­ken and has lots of steely de­ter­mi­na­tion – Isis coach Gary Maroney. Gary has taught Isis how to win. Teams now know Isis will play hard, play strong and more then likely win. The “Green Ma­chine” will roll on.

A bye for Isis this week com­ing. Time for bod­ies to re­cover and Oc­to­ber 31 back to Childers Show­grounds for Isis v Pythons – what a game that will be.

Thank you to all vol­un­teers and helpers at the grounds and help­ing out es­pe­cially for the games. Your ef­forts are ap­pre­ci­ated by the “Men in Green”.


UN­DER 14s: The Isis Cut­ters and the Bund­aberg in­vi­ta­tions team last Satur­day in Childers.

UN­DER 12s RUGBY: The Isis Cut­ters played the Bund­aberg In­vi­ta­tion­als last Satur­day to a packed Grand­stand.

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