Bond University Rugby Club


10th April, 2017

Last year our Premier Colts made the Grand Final and, the way they’re heading, this year’s team could do the same.  In a polished display they gave Souths a hiding 26-7.   The only disappointing aspect was that they allowed the Magpies to cross their line just before fulltime.

With Hayden Sergeant back from the Rebels Unders 20s, much was expected of him.  And he didn’t disappoint.   With his first touch he beat 3 or 4 defenders and moments later picked up a flick pass from Finn McElroy to step inside the defence and race 30m to score.  Ashley Marsh converted and it was 7-nil. Sadly “Sarge” had to go off with a hip injury.

Our forwards were running rampant and big Austin Lieder was unstoppable from a pick and drive series near South line.  This came after a sizzling run down the right wing by Josh Walker.  Bond led 14-nil.

With Souths down to 14 men after a yellow card for a high tackle, Ashley Marsh finished off an incredible 110m try.  It started when young flyhalf John Nucifora, unable to clear from the in-goal with his favoured left boot, calmly passed to his supports behind the posts.  The ball was relayed along the line, with Bevan Reynolds making a long break and feeding his winger, who did the rest with aplomb.  Bond 19-nil at the break. 

In the second half Reynolds finished off a nice passing move to score under the posts and Marsh made it 26-nil.  Although we lost concentration at the end and allowed Souths to score a try, it was a bonus-point victory which showed how well the team is developing as a cohesive unit.  

Best in a real team effort were Tom McKee, Jack Butler, Austin Lieder and the whole backline. 


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