ORANGE CITY LIONS
A keen group of young Lions gathered in Dubbo for the Kangaroos' Mothers' Day gala.
Many of the new faces were out to shine, with Lucas Caldwell scored tries in all three games. Jack Gander made good metres, inching his teammates closer to the try line. Tully Cox gave a glimpse of things to come with some great passing. George Higgins threatened the line many times and crossed for two tries in the final game.
Lincoln Buesnel's speed was too much for the Rhinos to handle in the final game, crossing four times. Addison Warren chased down many would-be try scorers then switched defence for attack by crossing for a couple of hard earned tries of her own. Oscar Crellen slipped through the opponents' defence with some great runs.
Tobie Honeysett must have been training hard in the off season adding an extra yard of pace to his game. Oliver Crellen, another new recruit, needed no introductions to the game of rugby playing like a seasoned pro. Troy Duncan ran the ball forward all day even when feeling a bit under the weather in the last match of the day. Harry Fardell chased down opponents of much greater size showing no fear.
Thank you to all the mothers who gave up their day to get the kids to rugby, see you at Pride Park for Orange City's gala day next weekend.
- Best and fairest: Harry Fardell
- Players' player: George Higgins, Lucas Caldwell
- Steve Buesnel
The Rickards Whiteley under 9s travelled to sunny Dubbo on Sunday, taking on Kinross in the first game ona shortened field due to an injury in the previous game.
Because of this the game became played in the middle third with Archie Cox and Mia Warren barging through the middle. Sam Cox jigged and gagged and scored a good try. Will Fardell made some good steals and was instrumental in setting some up too.
In game two were were up against mighty Molong Magpies where Jess Adamson ran the length of the field only to be pulled short of the line. Lewis Vaughan found his groove and got into the rhythm of the game.
Rhyan F had some powerful runs and was rewarded with a couple of meat pies.
In game three we took on the hosts, the Roos, and this was very physical, the likes of Cooper Judge and Lachlan Gander came into their own making the most of the physicality with some big hits.
Tom Wythes was again outstanding in defence with his copy book cover tackles getting a standing ovation numerous times.
- John Nunn Building best and fairest: Tom Wythes
- Westruss players' player: Will Fardell
- Andy Hillan
Orange City's Woodward Street Quality Meats under 17s outfit hosted the combined Dubbo Rhinos and Wellington (RWC) side on Saturday morning.
The City boys started the game well with Jarryd Walmsley busting through RWC defence and running 60 metres to score the first try of the game.
Both teams contested hard at the breakdown and defended well out wide. City went into the break leading 5-nil. Not long after the restart of the second half Logan Buckley broke through RWC defence and scored a try.
RWC start to get a roll on and were attacking City's line when Henry Bouffler intercepted a ball and ran 80 metres to score a try, then scored again not long later after regathering a deft Will Ryan chip kick.
After some good ball movement from the backline, Nick O'Hara barged through RWC defence to score a try, just before full time Harry West picked up a ball from back of the ruck and stepped his way through RWC defence to score.
Harry West kicked well for the day, nailing three of his five shots at goal while Sean Carpenter kicked one as well.
- On Trac Ag best and fairest: 3 Logan Buckley; 2 Thomas Bray; 1 Lance Milne
- Ward's Plumbing players' player: Will Ryan
- Nigel Ryan
The John Cook Real Estate under 13s maintained their unbeaten status and place on top of the table with a strong, 31-19 win over a talented Cowra-Canowindra side on Saturday.
Levi Poihakena-Jackson was unstoppable in scoring a hat-trick and kicking two conversions as well, scoring 19 points on his own.
All three of his tries came in the first half too, before Noah McGuire and Daniel Vaotangi crossed in the second half to secure the win.
Another tough week for the Canobolas Glass under 15s. After being beaten by competition leaders Forbes last weekend the boys were charged with second-placed Dubbo Kangaroos Blue, going down 57-nil at No.1 Oval.
The Farmgate Butchery under 17s produced an epic performance to secure the most monumental of upsets on Saturday morning at Endeavour Oval.
The Emus, who now sit fourth, managed to score five tries to two to take down the previously-undefeated Dubbo Kangaroos Blue, picking up a bonus point, 33-19 victory.
The two sides virtually traded tries in the first half, with the greens leading 21-14 at the break.
Emus scored back-to-back tries early in the second half though and held Dubbo to a lone, unconverted try in the final 30 minutes to secure the win.
Norris had a great day with the boot as well, coupling four conversions with his brace of tries for an 18-point haul.
Another win for CYMS Yellow against Molong Kookaburras. A fantastic goal by player of the week, Nicolas Echeverri and Mitchell Sharp continues his excellent form. Thanks to our sponsors Pigot Miller Wilson.
- Larissa Blake
CYMS Red had a great game on Saturday morning against the Ex-Services Jaguars, despite the cold. All the kids played well and enjoyed the game and the half time hot chocolate. Well done to Archie Eades getting player of the week, showing great skills for such a young player.
- Sam Crawford
After another training session was washed out, the Orange Plasterboard CYMS Blue side hit the paddock fresh for their second game of the year, although with a couple of troops away.
Coach Marty was very impressed with the positional play and passing from their team, and also the team listening to him and each other.
Both Cooper and Jordan made Mark Bosnich-style saves while at goalkeeper, with Jordan also scoring in the first half. Kennedy played with enthusiasm all game, and Zavier ran like a young John Aloisi, also scoring a goal. Calvin and Tonderai were strong in the middle again, and Lachlan pushed forward like a young Tim Cahill.
Bayden was strong defensively, even continuing to protect the goal while on lying on his back, and also managed to score a couple of goals, he was awarded player-of-the-week as a result.
- Ben Ruddy
The resilience of CYMS Silver shone through against Blayney Pumas on Saturday.
With no subs the team fought on to play an energetic full game.
Player of the Week was Jacob Ferry, with Toby Dickinson getting the Superstar trophy for his three goals.
Our goalie for the whole game was Zander Hainsworth who is proving to be a real asset in that position. Austin Macdouall and Albie Robinson were instrumental in keeping the ball in our half.
With Lucius Burke and Coahan Kaufman showing some skilful defence against some big attackers.
Thanks to coach Andrew and Waratahs Early Learning Centre for their sponsorship.
- Frances Dickinson
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