Top Four Cemented

By Ron Wood

With two games washed out this week, the top four has been further cemented with eight rounds left to play. The results from the three matches played this week sees the pecking order remain the same with the exception of Vikings dropping one spot to ninth on the Table. Under the Competition Rules for 2022 all teams involved in washed out matches receive two competition points. This comes about because there is no time available to replay washed out matches because of time restrictions placed on us by the big World Cycling event in Wollongong later in the year.

Competition front runners Shoalhaven took maximum points in their 36 – 7 victory over last placed Camden. George Miller crossed for three of his team’s six tries to see the Shoalies maintain a three point lead at the top of the table over Tech Waratahs.

Likewise Tech Waratahs had a comfortable 22 – 7 bonus point win over Shamrocks which saw Shamrocks cling to third spot one point ahead of Avondale. Avondale didn’t get things all their own way on Friday night when Vikings took the game right up to the Wombats, before a late five pointer secured Avondale a ten point win.

The top four Shoalhaven, Tech Waratahs, Shamrocks and Avondale are now seven points clear of fifth placed Campbelltown, with Bowral one point further adrift.  

Match Results

Avondale 17 Def Vikings 7

Shoalhaven 36 Def Camden 7

Tech Waratahs 22 Def Shamrocks 7