The Yass Rams under 7s team started the season with a gripping 30-30 draw against the Gungahlin Eagles on Saturday, with Darcy Bush scoring all five tries.
Darcy scored three great tries in the first half, with support from Callum Carniel, Joseph McCarter, Spencer Allen and Hamish Walker. But each time Yass got over the line Gungahlin were able to respond with a try of their own.
In the second half it was Gungahlin who scored first this time. For Yass, there were some great runs from Tom Anderson and Jo Walsh whichwere again finished by Darcy Smith for try number four. Not long before full time the Eagles scored again but Darcy capped off his dream day out with a try in the corner on the full time siren to make it number five.
It was a great all round effort for the first game of the season. Thanks must go to our sponsors; Landmark Copeland Medway and Hardware Rural & Garden. This Saturday the under 7s take on the Gungahlin Eagles Red team with an 8.45am kick off.
The Landmark under 8s travelled to Burgmann School in Canberra for their first game of the season against Gungahlin.
Yass started the game strongly with and early try to a flying Lachie Wales, before the home side hit back straight after the restart. A try to five-eighth Axel Healey put the Rams ahead again before another try went the way of Gungahlin.
A try from this week’s captain Fraser Weller ensured the visitors went to half-time in the lead. After the break, Gungahlin scored three unanswered tries and despite a late score to the hard running Oliver Bucknell, Yass went down 25-20 in an entertaining match.
Fergus Parker and James Longley showed nice touches with the ball, while James Faulder defended well and off-season signing Harrison Locke was solid in the scrum.
On Saturday the under 9s started their season with a massive 55-5 win against Burgmann. With a great kick off by Andrew McFarlane to get the game going, things happened pretty quickly. After an early lineout win by the Rams, George Walker ran the ball almost the length of the field dodging and weaving to score his first of five tries. A couple of great runs by Andrew MacFarlane and Rory Walsh set Yass up again and some great footwork by Sam Clark and Shaun Harris meant the team was in a comfortable position at half-time.
In the second half Darcy Bush was a strong force in the scrum and had a couple of strong runs to gain good ground for the Rams.
Angus Barber was swift of foot and passed beautifully, enabling Hunter Gillies to score an early try. Solid passing and footwork by Sean, Hunter and George contributed to a great first game win.