Round 12 Wash Up

The Rogue was out of town this weekend so let’s have a bit of a rundown on the weekend’s events. There was a bit of a disruption to this week’s matches due to wet weather and with the results of the four matches played, the top five teams on the ladder have further enhanced their positions for the run down to the finals. The Tech Waratahs V Shoalhaven match was postponed and will now be played on Saturday the 10th August. The Match of the Round between University and Bowral was transferred to Bowral after University Oval was closed due to all the rain this week. The match ended in a 38 – 38 draw in unusual circumstances.  

In an incredible match at Eridge Park the students led for most of the match and went into the final fifteen minutes holding a 38 – 26 lead. As they did a fortnight ago against Avondale the Bulls let themselves down with a poor late performance where clumsy play and penalties cost them dearly.

With three minutes left Bowrals Harry Parsons scored to get the Blacks to within seven of the Bulls. In a dramatic overtime period Tim Lewis crossed for a Bowral try and Lachlan Huntington had the conversion to snatch a late draw for his side. Huntington missed the kick but the Referee allowed him to kick again, ruling that the students had verbally harassed the kicker during his conversion attempt. The reigning IDRU Player of the Year from 2018 made no mistake the second time, dramatically giving Bowral a very fortunate draw with three competition points going to each side.

Avondales 39 – 10 victory over the struggling Campbelltown boosts the Wombats lead at the top of the Table to six points, with Bowral on 46 hanging onto second now five ahead of third place Vikings on 41. Vikings were untroubled in a 50 – 29 win over Camden, while Shamrocks now sit in a clear fourth spot one behind Vikings after accounting for Kiama at Ocean Park by 41 – 8. University is fifth on 38 points a full thirteen points clear of the next best side Camden on 25. Four sides in the lower brigade now have matches in hand but it looks like the top four will definitely come from the current first five teams.

Let’s hope that we don’t get too much more rain in the coming weeks or things could get a bit messy getting all matches played in time for the finals.  

Match Results

Vikings 50 Def Camden 29

Avondale 39 Def Campbelltown 10

Shamrocks 41 Def Kiama 8

University 38 Drew With Bowral 38

Tech Waratahs V Shoalhaven rescheduled to 10th August