Group 16 Season Launch Great Success!

Group 16 Rugby League launched the season with a full day of matches at Bega Rec Ground on Saturday 7/3/15. A great crowd including  the CRL President Mr John Anderson, CRL C.E.O. Mr Terry Quinn & CRL operations Manager Mr Robert Lowrie, representatives of The State Land Council & Local land Councils were treated to a feast of Rugby League Action.

The first match had the Group 16 Under 18 representative team take on the Gungahlin Bulls. The locals dominated the game scoring 9 tries including a double to Zac Cuzner. Jackson Whitby kicked 5 goals, taking the total to 48 to 4.

The next game saw Bega Roosters take on the Gungahlin Bulls. It was a see-sawing match with both teams making the most of their opportunities. Tries for Bega came from Billy Hudson & Todd Ingram. Final Score Gungahlin 18 def Bega 12.

The much anticipated first ever Women’s Tackle match was the next on the program, between the North & South of the group. The spectators were impressed by the skill level & enthusiasm of the players.  Try scorers for the North were: Jamie-Anne Wright, Alliera Scott & Remmi Wilton. The South scorers were Nicole Fleming & Meg Bracher kicked a goal. Final score North 12- South 6. Spectators have no doubt this will be an annual event. Stacey Hall of Narooma was Player of the Match.

The highlight of the day was the main game between the All-Stars & the Indigenous All-Stars. Both teams were pumped & ready to play hard for their teams.

The Indigenous Team opened the scoring with a try to Caine Brierly, which was converted by James Bower-Scott. For the next 30 minutes it was hard & fast football with neither team able to score. Half Time Indigenous All-Stars 6-0 ahead.

The second half saw the All-Stars hit back early with a try to Pat McMahon. Conversion was unsuccessful, 6-4. John Aldridge then muscled his way over for a try, conversion by James Bower-Scott 12-4 to the Indigenous All-Stars.

The All-Stars seemed to find another gear with Brett Hodak, Pat McMahon, Tim Weyman scoring tries to score 18 unanswered points. On the bell James Bower Scott kicked a penalty goal to leave the final score at All-Stars 22 Indigenous All-Stars 14.

Player of the match was Ryan Apps from the All-Stars   who was presented with the George Barker Medal.

Every player & spectator would agree that this fixture will continue to be a showpiece of Group 16 in the future. A big congratulations to the Bega Club who organised the day which was enjoyed by all.




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