Rugby Match Reports v Oxley College 22nd May 2021
Firstly, I want to wholeheartedly thank all of the players, coaches and parents for making Saturday’s home fixture v Oxley such an enjoyable experience. The positive energy and sense of relief to all be back together watching rugby at SASC once again was a pleasure to experience. I do however have several specific individuals to thank for their assistance and contributions to Saturday’s successes. I’d like to thank Bellinda Carrol and her excellent team for organising and running the canteen facility during the day including the much-loved heated bistro-style setting that added a real warmth and professionalism to our hospitality on the day. I’d also like to thank Matt Poole and the team of grounds staff for their tireless work in getting the ovals ready, and their persistent attempts to fix the scoreboard in time for the game. Sincere thanks must also go to those who refereed Saturday’s games, Paddy from Central West Rugby Union Referees Society, Mr Justin Adams, and our two superstar student referees, Josh Kidd (Year 10) and Tim Anderson (Year 9), who did the most amazing job in their debut games as the men in the middle. I look forward to seeing you all again at our next home game v Central Coast Grammar School on Saturday 5 June.
Mr Rich Freeman, MIC Rugby
SASC 1st XV V 1st XV Oxley College
Oxley College came to play on Saturday and they gave our best a very good test. A patient and controlled start by SASC gave Jack Cooper an opportunity to open the scoring for us with a blazing run down the sideline to score in the corner. Our defense in the first 15 minutes was outstanding and our opponents found it difficult to make any traction. The defensive effort caused Oxley to make several mistakes, where eventually we capitalised again with a fine try by Baxter Rivett, using his speed to beat several defenders. Just before the half, Oxley hit back with a try of their own and the game was SASC 10 to Oxley 5.
The second half Oxley kept things tight for about the first 15 minutes then we started to open up the game, raise our intensity and maintain our structures. We were patient and it paid dividends as the points started to build with tries by Hugo Green, Charlie Harris and Baxter Rivett plus three conversions by Angus Parsons. An excellent performance by all the boys.
SASC 31 V Oxley 12
Best Performances: Baxter Rivett, Hugo Green, Charlie Harris and Riley Monico.
SASC 16’s (Team Red) V Oxley College
The 16’s played two modified games of 7’s rugby due to lack of numbers from Oxley College. Team Red started strong against Oxley scoring three quick tires in the first half by Tom Cox and Christian Blasig to lead 12 to nil. We dominated possession and did not allow the visitors to have a chance to get into the game. The second half was a different story. Our opponents quickly put three tires on us and we found it difficult to maintain any possession at the breakdown. Constant defending caused us to be fatigued through the remainder of the game. Oxley scored again but just at the final whistle, Christian Blasig scored another try. Final score 17 to 20 for Oxley.
In the second game Team Red V Team Blue (SASC). Unfortunately, for Team Red this was straight after their game with Oxley and again they were extremely fatigue and could not mount any sustained offence or pressure. Team Blue ran away with the game scoring four tries. Charlie Rendall was able to get one try for Red and one conversion. Final score Team Red 7 V Team Blue 20.
SASC U15 vs Oxley
To best allow every player in the school the opportunity to play this weekend a deal was struck with Oxley to play an U15’s trial game to give our U15 and U14’s some additional game time. It was great to see the barbarians style spirit the game was played in as several of the U14 team had the chance to test themselves against older and tougher opposition along with a core group of enthusiastic Y9’s. The game was played in a competitive but fair spirit with Oxley scoring some very slick tries on their way to a comfortable victory. It did not however stop the SASC boys putting on a show of their own with a final flurry of tries a fair consolation as the team came together.
SASC U14 vs Oxley
We were blessed with beautiful weather for our first home match of the season. With a full strength side the boys were feeling confident after training very well during the week. The final score of SASC 40 to Oxley 17 was a fair reflection of the game as Scots All Saints looked dominant for most of the match, especially when they had the ball. Player of the match was Henry Cornally for his outstanding efforts in both attack and defence. James Mills also deserves special mention for scoring three tries in his first game of rugby.
Coach: Mr Chris Jackman
SASC U13 v Oxley
On Saturday, the 13s Rugby team played Oxley College in what was their first home fixture of the season. The boys started well with an early try to Fraser Gill under the posts after some good pod work from the middle of the field. After some great work in and around the ruck, James King crossed for his first try with a hard run after tidying up some loose ball with Marcus Wythes adding the extras. Oxley rallied and produced a try through some hard running of their own. Although the boys were in front at half time, there seemed to be a momentum shift in Oxley’s favour. The opposition capitalized on this and scored two tries using space out wide. The lads lifted with some excellent running and tackling from Josh Inwood and Henry McRae. With Henry McRae scoring in the corner, it left a minute on the clock for the boys to produce some magic. Unfortunately, the clock stopped leaving the final score at 21-19 to Oxley. The boys should be congratulated for bouncing back after a tough loss the week before and demonstrating great sportsmanship on the field.
Man of the Match: Joshua Inwood
Coach: Mr Hugh Hunter