Isis Rugby crowd support
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.