Tumut Minor League (TML) teamed up with the John Hobby Memorial to Support the NRL’s Beanie for Brain Cancer Round on Saturday.
TML purchased Mark Hughes Foundation beanies with each team’s player of the match awarded a beanie in recognition of their efforts.
Additionally, the John Hobby Memorial donated $1 to the Mark Hughes Foundation for every TML point scored over the weekend, with the final tally donated just under $700.
Funds raised to date have made great inroads into brain cancer research, but brain cancer doesn’t take a break so this weekend has provided a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds to allow the brilliant scientists to continue their research.
MHF Beanie winners
6s White – Izack Palframan-Burn
6s Blue – Archie Watkins
7s – Zane Smith
8s – Jaxon Breed
8s LT White – Mikayla Lotter
8s LT Blue – Sadie Richards
9s White – Ted Turner
9s Blue – Oscar Welsh
10s – Jed Gilchrist
10s LT – Jaylee Byrne
11s – Max Johnson
12s – Archie Webb
12s LT – Renee Hodge
13s – Cooper Clay
14s – Billy Salmon
14s LT – Aliyah Billings
15s – Rhys Pappas
16s LT – Ella Lindley
In a big weekend of Group 9 junior rugby league, TML came up against Wagga Roos, Brothers and Magpies at Parramore Park.
It was a tough day at the office for Tumut’s competitive team’s, with many close games played against the very strong Wagga Kangaroos Red.
Round 7 results
11s: Kangaroos 30 def Tumut 6
12s: Kangaroos 16 def Tumut 4
12s LT: Kangaroos 8 def Tumut 4
13s: Kangaroos 20 def Tumut 16
14s: Brothers 22 def Tumut 16
14s LT: Kangaroos 30 def Tumut 4
15s: Tumut def Magpies 26-16
16s LT: Kangaroos 20 def Tumut 10
Under 6 Blue
Travelling to Wagga, the Tumut Toyota under 6 Blue came up against a strong Kangaroos outfit.
Returning this week was the team’s pocket rocket, Archie Watkins, who put in a player of the match Performance.
Dynamic in both attack and defence, Archie was everywhere across the paddock, making several outstanding tackles to cut the opposition down and topped off a great game with a darting try to walk away with this rounds MHF Beanie for Brain Cancer award.
Jude Richards continues to be an unstoppable force for the team. Proving far too crafty for the Kangaroos defence with his lightning-quick speed and darting step, he finished the game with a hat-trick of tries.
Patrick Stevens continues to be a defensive powerhouse, being quick off the line to put pressure on the play the ball.
Not to be outdone in attack, he finished the game with two tries, the last being a length of the field effort in the dying seconds, having taken advantage of a brilliant offload from Jude Richards.
Oscar Lucas was again instrumental for the Blue’s in both attack and defence, taking charge when needed to help guide the team around the park, and scored a superb solo try.
Showing flashes of brilliance was Bodhi Murdoch, who continually probed the tough defence looking for a gap.
Slotting into the dummy half role again were Bryce Day and Jake Jamieson, who both continue to show improved confidence in taking the ball up to the defensive line and mixing it with the other players.
Linc Roberts again put in a spirited performance with a great kick-off and run from the tap.
The G&J Groves under 7s played the Wagga Kangaroos.
The team got off to a great start with Tom Keenan and Eddie Johnson crossing for early tries.
Ryder Smith and Blaze Bergen put in some strong runs, gaining valuable metres to put the team into scoring range.
Lewie Harris, Lucas Webb and Blake Krause all capitalised with some fantastic tries.
Newcomer Mason Harris-Crampton had an outstanding performance alongside teammates Bobby Bowden and Luka Jeffree.
Putting in a solid defensive effort were the team’s strong men Aiden Provan and Darcy Roddy, who worked hard to keep the Kangaroos at bay.
The player of the match was Zayne Smith, who received the MHF beanie for a fantastic all-around performance throughout the game.
The DME under 8s played a tough match on Saturday against Kangaroo Reds.
Roos came out firing in the first eight minutes putting Tumut on the back foot, but a quick pep talk at quarter time from Coach Brett Laney saw the Blues quickly hit their straps in the second quarter.
Strong man Jace Freeman hit the opposition front on in attack, with Henry Roche using brute force to pull up some of the biggest contenders dead in their tracks.
Rhys Laney and Blake O’Donovan both played a strong game, working with the team and picking up the slack wherever needed.
Lincoln Salmon was again fantastic in defence and backed it up with some big hits. In true Lincoln style, he gets up with a smile on his face just loving the game.
Bringing some razzle-dazzle to the game were Lachy O’Brien and Billy Roche who produced some great attacking offloads, and backed it up with strong defence.
Jimmy O’Connell in good form tackling low and hard, also making strong yards an all-rounder on the day.
Try scorers of the day were Jaxon Breed, Jimmy O’Connell, Henry Roche and Jace Freeman, all impressively converting their tries.
Jaxon Breed received player of the match for his brilliant efforts and was presented the MHF Beanie as part of Beanies for Brain Cancer round.
Under 8s LT Blue
It was a nail-biting, action-packed game for the Service One under 8 Leaguetag Blue team, who showed great determination against the Kangaroos.
Young gun Gracie O’Connell was once again on fire throughout the whole game showing great determination. Never without a smile on her face, Grace was strong in both attack and defence scoring herself an awesome try.
Pocket Rocket Charlie Laney was outstanding in all areas of the game keeping the Roos on their toes while ever she was around.
Showing great attacking support was Evie O’Sullivan, who consistently followed the play. She was also hot on the heels of the Roos players in defence, giving them little movement.
Millie Keenan is growing in confidence each week, making some great runs throughout the game. Even with an injured hand, she gave 110% all game
Making some impressive runs was Ali Shubert, who covered great lengths of the field every time she had the ball.
Evie Thatcher had an impressive game scoring herself two tries and proving she is one to watch when the ball is in her hands.
Proving one to watch in both attack and defence is speedster Sadie Richards, who continues to show determination in her play and scored herself a great try.
Addison Adams, Ari Seumanutafa and El Seumanutafa stepped in from team white and provided great support to the team with Adi showing great directional running and some awesome tagging. Ari displayed great teamwork and encouragement and El put on a display of professional side-stepping to weave her way to the try line and score a try
Despite going down nine tries to six, the team continues to show great effort and determination.
Under 9s Blue
The Goode’s Coaches under 9s Blue came up against a skilful Wagga Roo’s team on the weekend.
Tumut had the Roos on the back foot in the first half and it was looking like the young Blue boys had come to play.
It was try-for-try throughout the game with some great attacking play on display, and whilst the match was theirs for the taking, it was Tumut’s defensive line that was lacking in the second half and let Wagga back into the game.
The Wagga Roos eventually came out on top six tries to the Blues’ four.
It was a good game for the young players and once they are able to stick the tackles, run with purpose and let the ball do the work this Blues team will no doubt see the rewards.
Player of the Match MHE Beanie went to Oscar Welsh.
Under 9s White
The undefeated Goode’s Coaches under 9s White team came up against a strong Kangaroos Red team, in what was a tough and hard-fought game.
The Kangaroos went on a try-scoring frenzy in the first half of the match leaving Tumut shell shocked and rattled early on.
The team managed to regrouped and rallied hard to get themselves back in the game after the halftime break, with Charlie Dodd crossing the line to get Tumut on the scoreboard.
Brock Cobden and Ted Turner put in a tremendous defensive effort, with outstanding support from a determined Jake Dodd to spur the team on.
Scoring the final try of the game was Taite Power, who provided a positive end to the match for the team.
Special mention to Nace Salmon for his never-say-die attitude and Tobi Crouch for his consistent strong runs.
Ted Turner was named the player of the match and a proud beanie winner.
Congratulations to the team on a great collective effort in a tough match
Under 10s LT
The Snowy Mountains Honey under 10s Leaguetag team had a very hard game against Kangaroos Red with the score ending in an eight all draw.
Out of the blocks early for Tumut was Lacey Thatcher, who scored in the first quarter.
It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the team’s second try came via Jaylee Byrne.
The low scoring match was dominated by the excellent defence of both teams, with Tumut really stepping it up to keep the fast-paced Kangaroos to only two tries for the game.
Congratulations to Jaylee Byrne, named the under 10s Leaguetag player of the match and receiving the Mark Hughes Beanie for Brain Cancer.
The Ground Up Tumut under 15s took on second placed Wagga Magpies on Saturday in Wagga.
The Tumut boys again were low on numbers with only 12 players which included Trey Salmon and Will Haley from the under 14s, who both played well.
Tumut, as in previous weeks, built their game on the back of strong defence. This defence wore the Magpies down and created opportunities for the Blues to score points.
Tumut scored first half tries through Rhys Pappas, and a double to Angus Williams to take the half time score to Tumut 18-10.
Both Pappas and Williams continued to finish with tries in the second half with both adding to their tally with another try each.
Tumut were eventual winners 26-16.
For Tumut Lachlan Breed again was outstanding at fullback, while Angus Williams and Callum Rossiter directed play nicely.
In the forwards Brock Baker, Braith Hilly and Rangi Keefe-Horo defended well.
Ty Burgun and Zac Casey got through a lot of work with the ball.
Out wide Eric Pearce and Rhys Pappas were dangerous with every touch and shut down any back line play from Magpies with great defence. The MHF Beanie for Brain Cancer award went to players player Rhys Pappas.
Tries: Angus Williams (3), and Rhys Pappas (2).
Goals: Callum Rossiter (2) and Angus Williams.