Bond University Rugby Club

BOND RESERVES FRUSTRATED AGAIN

17th May, 2017

Down 17-3 at halftime, our Reserves fought back courageously, to take the lead 18-17 with 10 minutes to go.  But, right on fulltime, Wests scored in the corner to run out winners 22-18.  It’s been the same story all season, losing the close ones after a second-half fightback. 

In a pattern remarkably like Premier Grade, Bond played poorly in the first half, allowing Wests to score 3 tries to our lone penalty by Justin Bernstein.  Jed Hogan’s pep-talk must have worked though – as Bond scored immediately after the break, Sammy Wood touching down after a series of pick and drives. 

There was a touch of luck about the next try, finished off by Rian Olivier.  Michael Marshall made a break down the left wing and, hemmed in, flipped the ball inside to JB.  As he went to touch down, the ball was jolted from his grasp but bounced backwards – into Rian’s hands for the try!  At -13-17 there was a real chance of a win.

In a brilliant individual effort, flanker Jamison Quirk showed remarkable pace to sprint away from the defence over 30m down the touchline and put us in front 18-17.  But, sadly, Wests somehow managed to score in the corner as our exhausted team ran out of defenders.   Another heart-breaking loss 22-18.  But it was good to see Brad Jones and Mitch Scott-Young back after injury.

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