CAS Open Rugby Teams Continue on their Winning Way

The 1sts and 2nds Opens Rugby teams continued on their winning way today at the NSWSRU selection trials.

In the first game CAS 2nds were behind early against a very large CCC team. 7 nil after 5 minutes it looked like it was going to be a tough day, however the superior skills and fitness of the CAS team started to shine through and at half time CAS had gone to the lead.  In the second half it was all one way traffic with CAS bottling up the CCC attack and becoming more and more dominate in the scrum and lineout. The final score of 40-7 was a testament to the work the players have put into their training this year.

CAS 40 Tries L Wallace (W) x2, S Rahme (A), H Whiteman (W), P Flaherty (A), D Garing (K), Con T Woodcock (K) x 5

CCC Try J Delailoa Con M Zakhia

In the 1st game the boys knew they were in for a very tough contest. CAS opened the scoring but ISA were not to be denied and hit back tying the game at 7 all. The scrums were a battle all game with both front rowers working hard all game to gain the upper hand however no team really gained it. In general play the CAS backline started to get on top and the tries started to follow. 3 tries in the 2nd half saw CAS pull away finishing the game 28-7 winners.

CAS 28 Tries N Frost (K), M Stead (T), B Donaldson (W), L Ilias (T), Con B Donaldson (W) x4

ISA 7 Try H Ward, J Sidery

Congratulations to the following boys being selected in the NSW Schools teams

NSWSRU 1st XV: M Cutrone (K), B Donaldson, (W), N Frost (K), B Hardaker (W), L Ilias (T), W Johnston (W), W Lloyd (B), L Moretti (W), L Reimer (B), T Woodcock (K)

NSWSRU 2nd XV: M Bell (W), L Cornish (W), S Rahme (A), M Stead (T), D Tejcek (B),   F Wright (W).

Shadow Players (note required at the medical):
C Chambers (T),  W McCormick (W), L Wallace (W), H Whiteman (W).

CAS 1st XV v ISA 1st XV. Sport Rugby Union Schoolboys. Knox Oval. 23 June 2017. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images

CAS 1st XV v ISA 1st XV. Sport Rugby Union Schoolboys. Knox Oval. 23 June 2017. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images

CAS 1st XV v ISA 1st XV. Sport Rugby Union Schoolboys. Knox Oval. 23 June 2017. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images

CAS 1st XV v ISA 1st XV. Sport Rugby Union Schoolboys. Knox Oval. 23 June 2017. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images

CAS 1st XV v ISA 1st XV. Sport Rugby Union Schoolboys. Knox Oval. 23 June 2017. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images

CAS 1st XV v ISA 1st XV. Sport Rugby Union Schoolboys. Knox Oval. 23 June 2017. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images

CAS 1st XV v ISA 1st XV. Sport Rugby Union Schoolboys. Knox Oval. 23 June 2017. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images

CAS 1st XV v ISA 1st XV. Sport Rugby Union Schoolboys. Knox Oval. 23 June 2017. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images

CAS 1st XV v ISA 1st XV. Sport Rugby Union Schoolboys. Knox Oval. 23 June 2017. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images

 

CAS V GPS Rugby Results

On a cool and crisp night at Knox Grammar School CAS have defeated GPS in 1sts 26 to 0 and drawn 31 all in 2nds.

In 2nds an arm wrestle of game saw the lead change 5 times with each team scoring 5 tries. The game went right down to the wire with CAS coming back in the final minutes to tie the game. The team then held it nerve and repelled the GPS attack and denied then the opportunity to score.

CAS 31 Tries H Whiteman (W) D Garing (K) T Woodcock (K) O Galletta (K) M Branagan (A) Con T Woodcock (K) x3

GPS Tries C Baker (S) x2 T Yassmin (S) x2 Con D Easy (I) x3

The 1st game was an extremely tight affair in the first half with the scores remaining 0 all at halftime. Defence was the order of the day during the first half with brutal tackles coming from players on both teams. In the second half CAS came out firing and they broke open the GPS defence with a quick succession of 3 tries.

Defence was then the order of the day again for a large part of the rest of the half until and final try was scored by CAS to round out the game. GPS fought back but could not breach the CAS defensive wall and the score finished at 26 to 0 at fulltime.

CAS Tries B Donaldson (W) x2 B Hollingworth-Dessent (T) B Hardaker (W) Con B Donaldson (W) x3

CIS Touch Football Trials

The CAS under 15s team began the day as strangers from three different schools and ended it as the champions of the under 15s inter association touch gala day. With minimal subs and games back to back the resilience and hard work payed off winning 5 out of there 6 games.

Some highlights from the day included some fantastic combinations from the Trinity Grammar students Riley Large, Ky Willoughby, Blake Toohey and Zak Balzan. St Aloysius colleges Braith Alexander was excellent not only in defense but directional play.

Waverley Colleges Finn Filepek showed some excellence speed and agility scoring some great tries from mid field. The finishing from Daniel Besgrove was exceptional with some amazing diving tries. Riley Fitzroy’s speed is second to none again finishing off some great tries. The leadership, teamwork and overall ability of this team was exceptional to not only coach but also to see this put into practice. Winning 8-0 against the NCIS and CSSA teams shows just how talented this CAS team is.

As coach of this team the stand out performance was from Trinity Grammars Riley Large who continually found the energy to grind during defense and produced some amazing attacking plays to ensure a CAS victory.

Congratulation to the boys on their outstanding effort not only winning the competition but also on the selection of Ky Willoughby, Riley Large, Blake Toohey, Braith Alexander and Daniel Besgrove into the CIS representative team. These young men should be commended on an outstanding performance throughout the day and their selection into a very competitive team.

Ms R Gair (W)

RESULTS:                                                              TEAM :

Game 1: Lost 3-2 (AICES)

Game 2: Won 5-3 (ISA)

Game 3: Won 8-0(NCIS)

Game 4: Won 8-0(CSSA)

Game 5: won 6-4(GPS)

Game 6: Won 7-3(RAS)

 

Daniel Besgrove (St Aloysius College)

Braith Alexander (St Aloysius College)

Riley Large (Trinity Grammar school)

Blake Toohey (Trinity Grammar school)

Ky Willoughby (Trinity Grammar school)

Zak Balzan (Trinity Grammar school)

Finn Filepek (Waverley College)

Riley Fitzroy (Waverley College)