Harlequin Juniors - Round 7 2016
20th Jun 2016
After the exciting and well deserved win over Wyndham the Under 16 boys were confident in the match against Power House; even though the Quins haven’t yet won an away game this season, the boys were committed to make a change. Power House may have thought that this match would be an easy win considering the team has experienced a major shift into A division rugby. Although the boys played exceptionally well by leading the score throughout most of the game, Powerhouse scored in the last seconds of the match to claim the win.
The Harlequins started the game well with Sam Tuibua scoring a Penalty Goal setting a good pace for the Quins. With the wet conditions and the muddy pitch, they boys did well to keep control of the loose ball and ensured good movement. Tomas Smith was able to score the first try of the game giving the boys the confidence and drive to play harder.
During the match the boys were able to hold Powerhouse back during defence. Even though the quins are one of the smaller teams in the league, we were able to defend with hard tackles and defensive strategies. Using the talented backline to our advantage, Atu Bosenavulagi was able to break the line using his speed gaining the Quins another Try.
Despite the greatest efforts from the boys, Powerhouse came out with the win in the final seconds of the game. The boys played with courage, bravery and good sportsmanship and they should proud of the way they performed as a Team.
We look forward to meeting Powerhouse again at our home ground.
Special Mentions go out to:
Charlie Carter for playing yet another brilliant game with his tackling and playing the loose ball.
Atu Bosenavulagi played exceptionally well in the centre position scoring a try and also did well to break through the line of defence on several occasions
Nick Roosten lead his team passionately until the last and final whistle
Match Report by Ryan Rupesinghe
On the 18th June the U14s had a great win against Melbourne. The weather on Saturday didn’t quite hold which made the ball slippery and the field soggy and soft, but with the team’s persistence we were able to play to our strengths and won with a final score of 69 – 5.
We played as a unit controlling the ball at the breakdown, giving our backs clean ball to run on to and it was an all-round strong performance. We ran the ball hard up into their faces and gave them no space on defence. We tired and slowed in the last minutes of the first half which is something to work on at training, but given the conditions that was a minor fault.
We wish Melbourne the best of luck for the rest of the season and let’s hope for another win for the Quins U14s next weekend.
Match Report by Tom Thwaites
The Harlequins Blue had a fantastic game last Saturday where they stormed to victory against Maroondah North. Quins scored 4 goals and 4 tries and conceded 2 tries. The score at the final whistle was 48 to 10. For the Quins Denzel scored 4 tries and Spencer, Jason, Charlotte and tom scored a try each.
The Quins Blue game is improving every week, the forwards were robust in the rucks and aggressive in their loose play. The backs ran hard, passed and handled the ball very well. The Maroondah North team too played well but were unable to stop the Quins rampage.
A special thanks to the coaches Adam and Damien and to the team manager Jodie.
Looking forward to the next week’s game, well done Harlequins Blue!
Match Report by Jason Abeywickrema
It took us a long car ride to get to our match in Geelong this week.
The field was muddy, causing a slippery ball and handling errors. We scored the first try but finished the 1st half on 10 all.
At half time Coach Matty told us we needed to up the tempo, which we did!
We all played some good rugby, the forwards made some good runs and Tommy Howe had a chip and chase stripping the ball off the opposition scoring a try.
We finished on a win with a great score of 36-10.
Match Report by Jackson Bremner-Giles