Bond University Rugby Club

PREMIER COLTS WIN THE SHOWDOWN

2nd May, 2016

Bond University Rugby Club’s Premier Colts are still on top of the table after beating Brothers 26-14 at Robina.  Brad Harris’ boys got a shock against Souths the previous week, but this time finished strongly to register their sixth win in 7 games.

It was a mouth-watering confrontation – the two unbeaten teams meeting to decide the competition leaders.  Bond scored first, with Lachie Currie diving over under the posts, after a brilliant, scything break by speedy winger Hayden Sargeant.  Hamish Stewart made no mistake with the conversion and it was 7-0.

Silly penalties inside Brothers’ quarter cost the Bond boys a couple of scoring opportunities, but finally hard-working number 8 Jamison Quirk crashed over from a ruck near their line.  14-0.

Before the break Brothers hit back when their flyhalf cleverly chipped over our backs and their winger regathered at top pace to score.  14-7 at halftime.

The next try by BURC was a classic piece of backline skill.  Good ball from the pack enabled Zac Newton to feed Hamish Stewart, who threw a cutout pass to Dylan Riley.  The former Australian Schools centre dummied inside and then passed outside to the flying Harry Hill, given a slight overlap.  He scooted away down the sideline to score in the corner.  19-7.

Brothers are at their most dangerous when their backs are against the wall and, although they had a flanker sent to the sin-bin, they scored a good try in the corner.  Their kicker landed the conversion from the sideline and it was ‘game-on’ at 19-14. 

With their tails up, Brothers threw everything at Bond, but made a crucial mistake that cost them any chance of victory.  A poor pass by their centre bounced off the shoulder of his team-mate and into the hands of Dylan Riley.  With nobody in front of him and 40m to run, the big centre sprinted away to score untouched.  Hamish converted and sealed the game 26-14.

In a dominant Bond pack, Lachie Currie was outstanding, closely followed by Sam Wood and Jamison Quirk.  The backline all played well, with Ethan Lolesi showing his pace and flair at fullback.  9 points ahead of the pack, Bond Premier Colts are shaping as genuine premiership contenders.  They’ve beaten the next 3 teams on the ladder and just need to keep working hard.  Congrats to coaches Brad Harris, Spencer Attoe, Richard Connor and Mick Gray.

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