Baby Blues make it five wins in a row

The Snowy Mountains Honey under 11s team made it five wins on the trot on Saturday, when taking on Albury Black at Twickenham and winning 28-4. 

The standout player for Tumut was Isaac Woods, who never gave the Albury defence the chance to rest and was a master in attack, scoring four tries.

Noah Buckmaster continued to show great improvement each week, putting together several strong runs. 

Again, Max Johnson was at his best making lots of meters up the middle and continuing to push the team up the field. 

Tyson King also had another strong game scoring two tries to ensure the team closed out a strong game well.

The winning result capped off a good day for Tumut Minor League, who registered five wins from a possible seven competitive age groups against Albury and Harden. 

Round 6 results

11s: Tumut def Albury 28-4

12s: Tumut def Harden 24-16

12s LT Tumut def Harden 28-18

13s: Tumut def Harden 26-20

14s LT: Harden 40 def Tumut 0

15s: Tumut def Albury 30-4

16s LT: Harden def Tumut 14-8

Under 6s

It was a game of razzle-dazzle football from the under 6s Blue team on Saturday, who took on Boorowa in a high scoring contest at Twickenham. 

The dynamic trio of Oscar Lucas, Jude Richards and Patrick Stevens played a game the Tumut Blues would be proud of in both attack and defence. 

The boys worked off one another to produce some stellar offloads, continually hassling the Boorowa defence by putting the ball through the hands. 

The boy’s solid defensive effort must also be commended, with strength and intensity key to their actions.  

Tumut suffered an early loss when the team’s number one dummy half, Jake Jamieson, sustained a minor injury and wisely decided to cheer the team on from the bench for the remainder of the game.

Having found his attacking feet, Bryce Day followed up last week’s game with another fantastic display of committed ball running, slotting himself into dummy half at crucial moments during the game. 

Bodhi Murdoch bounced back from a challenging game last week, putting together a strong performance across the park with some great ball running and desperation tackles to hold out the Boorowa attack. 

Lincoln Roberts again put in some spirited runs from the tap off together, ensuring the Tumut attack moved off the line well.

Under 8s

The DME under 8 team played two games on Saturday. 

The first game against Harden saw the team face their toughest competition yet, with some big hits coming out early to bring the crowd to their feet. 

Whilst they eventually went down to Harden, the boys regrouped for the second game working together to take home the win against Boorowa.

Playing first receiver for the first time was Jessie James, who was in great form and energetic in directing the play. 

Lincoln Salmon came into his own, getting onto the defence quickly and doing his best to pull up even the biggest contenders.

Smashing through the defence was Henry Roche, who continued to confuse the defence throwing in some great fends to throw them off guard.

Jimmy O’Connell showed off speed, powering up the field, and proving far too wirey for both Harden and Boorowa.

Lachie O’Brien is proving to be a very strong all-rounder, not afraid to get down and dirty covering a lot of ground in attack and defence.

Jace Freeman stepped up his game in defence, and whilst he took a few hard hits in attack this only saw him grow in stature and power.

Putting his body on the line was Blake O’Donovan who went non-stop, tackle after tackle

Coach Brett Laney continues to be proud as punch of the team who show up and play hard week after week. 

Under 8s LT Blue

It was an action-packed game between the Service One under 8 League Tag Blue girls and Boorowa.

The team showed immense determination and toughed out a hard-fought win by a couple of tries.

Tumut snatched the first try of the day in the opening minute of the game when workhorse Evie O’Sullivan broke away from the defence to put the ball down over the line. Evie has proven to be one to watch, with extra gears in speed enabling her to evade anyone in her pursuit.

Young-gun, Gracie O’Connell was a standout this week in all areas of her game, busting through to score two impressive tries and giving the Boorowa girls a headache in defence.

Another young gun growing in confidence is Imogen Watkins who made some great runs, and always hot on the heels of the Boorowa girls giving them very little room to move.

Speedster Sadie Richards scored two tries for the match, catching the defence napping to score a try off a quick tap.

Veteran League Taggers Ali Schubert and Evie Thatcher again moved effortlessly around the park collecting themselves several tries, and providing great direction and encouragement for their younger teammates.

Millie Keenan and Ari and El Seumanutafa also put in a great effort throughout the entire game, throwing everything they had at the opposition and playing a pivotal role in the team’s success.

The team continues to put in a huge amount of effort each week, and their progress is a reflection of their hard work and great attitude.

Under 9s White

It was again another great team effort by the Goode’s Coaches under 9 White team, who came up against a competitive Harden team on Saturday.

It was a man of the match performance from Taite Power, who burst through the line to open the scoring for Tumut early on. It was the first of four tries for the dynamic player and an effort that inspired his teammates.  

Brock Cobden chipped in with a try in the corner and backed it up in defence making some try-saving tackles.

Harden fought back in the second half and Tumut had to dig deep with Jake Dodd and Ted Turner putting in a stellar defensive effort. 

A surging run and try to Nace Salmon cemented the game for Tumut. 

Tobi Crouch and Archie O’Sullivan were also impressive and put on a great spectacle for the boisterous supporters. 

The boys are showing significant improvement and enjoyed the physical clash to win 28-20. 

Under 10s

On Saturday the Pie In The Sky Under 10s came up against Harden Boorowa, at Twickenham.

Jorgie Sturt, Brad Beavan, Joey Parry, Harvey Graham, Lliam Fell and Aiden Graham all scored tries on the day. 

While Joey, Brad and Jorgie all converted their own tries, Joseph Graham, Matthew Stevens and Mason Adams converted the other tries with their accurate goal kicking.

Tumut showed they have a very strong defence with some hard-hitting tackles made by Beau Adams, Ed Smith, Quinn Caffery, Jake Casey and Ashton Back. 

Corbin McKenzie was in great form with his strong offensive play, while Zac Schubert, Jed Gilchrist, Mason Adams and Kobi Noble were great at running the ball.  

Hixsen Duck was a stand out when running the ball up with great determination.

Noah Piper, Lliam Fell, Matthew Stevens, Riley Vivian, Quade Caffery and Charli Smith were great support on the field during play assisting the team to get over the line.

All the team played very well coming out on top with the final score being 36-20.

Under 12s 

The Machell Brothers under 12s recorded their first victory of the season with a hard fought 24-16 victory over Harden/Boorowa. 

The effort and enthusiasm of the under 12s was great to see on Saturday as they have been unlucky in a number of their contests this year. 

The game was a tale of two halves, as the longer the game went, the better the under 12s got. 

Harden/Boorowa were the first to score when they were able to sustain some attack on the Tumut line and barge their way over. 

From this point on, Tumut slowly took control of the game. 

Their teamwork in defence started to show through, with Archie Webb, Ryan Beavan, Hobie Baker, Billy Cribb-Kelly and Declan McMahon leading the way.  

This allowed Tumut to take control of field position and possession. 

Unfortunately, the Machell Brothers Under 12s were unable to capitalise as their attack didn’t quite gel. 

A couple of errant passes with the try line beckoning, combined with some dropped ball kept Harden Boorowa in the game. 

Towards the end of the half, a nice chain of passes resulted in Sid Roche crossing over to score Tumut’s first try. Beau Rossiter converted to give Tumut a 6-4 lead at halftime. 

Harden Boorowa started the second half positively when some poor defence in the first set of six allowed the attacking team to score a long-range try and retake the lead. 

From this point on though, the game belonged to Tumut. 

Halves Lachlan Hotham and Aidan Turnbull controlled play well for Tumut and directed their team around the park well. 

Some strong running from Tom Roche, Harley Adams and Brock McGrath enabled Tumut to get on the front foot. 

Beau Rossiter took advantage of the space created to score two tries from dummy half, combining strength and elusiveness to evade the defence. 

Both tries were converted, one by Aidan Turnbull, the other by Declan McMahon. 

Tumut were starting to string together some good teamwork by promoting the ball through the hands. 

Hobie Baker was the recipient of some great team passing to be in the right place at the right time to evade the defence to score out wide.

An excellent conversion from Harley Adams extended Tumut’s lead. With time running out, Harden scored a lucky try on the stroke of full time when they received a fortuitous bounce from a kick.  

Try scorers were Sid Roche and Hobie Baker, whilst Beau Rossiter scored twice. Goals were kicked by: Beau Rossiter, Aidan Turnbull, Declan McMahon and Harley Adams. 

McDonalds award winners were: Lachlan Hotham, Beau Rossiter, Riley Johns, Ryan Beavan and Tom Roche.

Under 15s

Tumut started the game with some very strong defence against Albury.

Apart from a lapse for five minutes prior to half time, the boys hit most targets in their defensive goals. 

Tumut went into the half time break with a 16-4 lead.

Ty Burgun who on his first hit up after being out since round one in 2020 barged over for a strong try. 

Brock Baker was rewarded after backing up and receiving a nice offload from Eric Pearce. 

Lachlan Breed who was outstanding again at full back also scored a nice try.

Tumut came out after the break with the same plan as the first half and were very good in defence. 

Defence set the boys up with a further three tries in the second half. 

Callum Rossiter scored a well-earned try after backing up the powerful centre Pearce who again gave a nice offload for Rossiter to score.

Braith Hilly was the recipient of a good bounce to score a try after Pearce made a decision to kick early in the attacking set, and Alec Cassidy scored a try after a nice pass from Baker.

For Tumut the back rowers Zac Casey and Rangi Keefe-Horo got through plenty of tough work along with Fred Graham in the front row. 

In defence Baker, Seth Post, and new comer Rhys Pappas lead the way. 

While in attack Rossiter led the team around with great confidence, while Breed and Pearce were also good. 

Under 14s player Will Ingle also showed he is capable in the older age group. With some confident carries with the ball.

With the general bye next weekend, the boys will freshen up to take on the second placed Magpies in Wagga.

Tries: Ty Burgun, Brock Baker Lachlan Breed, Callum Rossiter, Braith Hilly, and Alec Cassidy.

Conversions: Callum Rossiter 3

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