Bond University Rugby Club


22nd June, 2016

Against the bottom team on the table, our ladder-leading team was probably a bit cocky at first.   But an early penalty from Jeeps shook them out of their complacency and they switched on.  Flying winger Hayden Sargeant finished off a perfect sweeping backline movement, racing around his man to score in the corner.  Hamish Stewart converted for a 7-3 lead.

Spectators held their breath when Dylan Riley, chasing a high kick, took out Jeeps’ little fullback in the air.  It looked bad but, as there was obviously no malice in the tackle, the referee only issued a yellow card.

Hayden got a double when he scored a brilliant individual try after a chip and chase and it was 12-3 at halftime. 

Immediately after the break Harry Hill was over in the corner but lost the ball.  Moments later he was over again and this time it was a try.  A “Gators” lineout drive forced Jeeps back onto their line and clean ball allowed Harry to cleave between the centres to score.

Brad Harris has this side extremely fit and they upped the ante in the last quarter of the game.  The forwards were hitting and cleaning out superbly, creating chances for the backs. One rolling maul rumbled 20m and over the line but it was ruled “held up.”

 After a barrage of attacks inside Jeeps’ quarter, Hamish ran wide and cleverly popped the ball back inside for big Billy Jeffress on the charge.  Try number 4 and the bonus point.   

A second yellow card was issued to Joel Kuchel in the closing stages but nothing could stop the Bond juggernaut.   Victory by 26-3, 5 points and a 3-point lead on the table over Sunnybank.   But a tough week lies ahead – the washed-out match against 4th placed UQ on Tuesday and at Robina next Saturday, Souths, the only team to have beaten Bond this season.  They upset Brothers last weekend and will be full of confidence. 


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