The Year 10 boys got off to a great start to the rugby season
with a 27-10 win at QEII on Tuesday. Leading by just a single
score at half time, the Saints boys managed three second half
tries to seal the game.
Try scorers were: Jordan Halligan-Bunce, Elliott Teece, Kristian Parlato and Lewis Runge (2) Captain Cameron Strickett-Morling added a conversion with the Man of the Match award going to Jordan Halligan-Bunce, who was a constant threat with the ball and tackled really well when defending.
A potentially tricky opening game against QEII saw the St.
Ninian’s Seniors run out comfortable winners. This year's team
has an unusually high number of Year 11s, but the young lads
showed why they narrowly missed out on last year's final with a
superb display. Harry Crompton opened the scoring, powering over
the line from close range with Corbin Liebenberg adding the extra
two points with his boot. Dylan McClean then went over following
a brilliantly worked break away started by Liebenberg, with
Brendan Kelly and Craig Martin involved too. Compton then added
his second, before QEII got a try of their own. Josh Blackburn
went over just before half time to give the Saints a 22-5 half
time lead. The second half went much the same way, Crompton
grabbed his hat-trick try and Blackburn went over twice more to
replicate Crompton with a senior rugby debut hat-trick! Adam
McClean topped a great performance off with the final try to
which QEII had no reply. Man of the Match, Liebenberg added two
more conversions to give the Saints lads a 46-5 victory.