Bond University Rugby Club

Another Win for Premier Colts

12th April, 2016


Premier Colts triumph in a seesawing battle that wasn’t decided until the last minute of play.  

Previously unbeaten, Sunnybank scored first when their centre broke through out wide and it was 5-0.  But clever hooker Isaiah Wildermuth capitalized on a slashing break by big centre Dylan Riley to level the scores and Hamish Stewart converted to give Bond a 7-5 lead. 

The Dragons’ big number 8 is a powerful runner.  He took off in midfield and beat two tackles to score – it was 12-7.  And moments later they scored again, with a good team try under the posts.  At 19-7 down it looked like our boys’ unbeaten run would come to an end.  

But the fitness and spirit of this team is remarkable.  A rolling maul saw South African Nick “Jannie” Luyt go over, Hamish converted and at halftime the margin was only 5 points.

Right after the break Bond gave away a penalty – one of many breakdown infringements – and they led 22-14.   But our pack worked hard and gave Zac Newton good ball, his pass gave Hamish a fraction of extra time and he put Dylan Riley into a half-gap.  The strong centre raced through and carried two tacklers over the line.  Hamish Stewart converted again and Sunnybank’s lead was only 1 point, 22-21.

It looked like the Dragons had knocked on but the referee didn’t agree and, while our team hung back, Sunnybank scored again.  At 27-21 down it looked hopeless.  But someone forgot to tell out boys.  Superior fitness and determination saw Bond work their way towards the line with a series of pick and drives and Ben “Tower” Grant dived over.  But we still trailed by 1, down 27-26. 

 With nerves of steel, Hamish steered the conversion between the posts and the final score read – Bond 28  Sunnybank 27.  With the 4 try bonus point Bond are on top of the table with Brothers.  

Congratulations to the whole team, but a special pat on the back to Hamish Stewart who kicked every goal, which was the difference in the end.   


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