The Yass Fuji Xerox under 6 Magpies hosted their first home game for the season against the Gunghalin Bulls.
Riley Batup almost managed to get over the line early after a field length run, but was pulled up just short. The Bulls started off strong scoring two tries in the first third.
However, with the help of great defence from Kylan Ebert and Lucas McPherson, the Magpies managed to keep the Bulls scoreless for the remainder of the game.
The first try came from Lucas McPherson on the sideline, he also managed to convert his own try. Charlie Hall broke through the Bulls defence to score under the posts. The Magpies final try came from a great long run from Oscar Sargent.
Final score was 14-8 and the man of the match went to Kylan Ebert.
The boys travelled to North Curtain Oval on Sunday to take on the Woden Weston Whites, with Toby Rumble captaining the side this week.
Lane Davis, Coby Yates, Blake Booth, Tom Bush, Luke Davis and Billie Walls all provided the team with some very strong running.
This was coupled with great defence from Will Gallimore, Tim McPhillips, Charlie O'Brien, Toby Rumble, Tyson Harrison and Lane Davis.
At the final bell, Yass come away with the win 34-4.
The team speedster Tim McPhillips scored three tries, Toby Rumble scored two, with Charlie O'Brien scoring one try.
Tim McPhillips secured a well deserved man of the match award.
The boys took on the Woden Valley Rams at home this week and went down 46-0.
However, there was significant improvement from the previous week in areas of ball control and defensive commitment from the Magpies.
Charlie Beck took out the best and fairest, while Jamie Howlett was selected as the coaches choice with a strong game.
Joe Hewett took out the rookie award in his first game ever and Clancy Shannon the encouragement award. Sam Pack was the sports person doing his best to martial the troops and ensure everyone got a fair go.
D&J Butchery under 9s played Crookwell at the weekend and sportsmanship was the true winner on the day.
Yass dominated the first half of the game with Adam Davis scoring the first of two tries. These were shorty followed by tries from Kyle Jenkins, Ben Rumble, Keegan Doyle, Jake Garner, Thomas Bell, Thomas Carey and Jack Best.
Josh Sykes, Ryan Prins and Patrick McPhillips were great defensively. Jack Garner and Braden Godfrey showed the true Yass sprit by swapping jerseys and standing in for injured Crookwell player’s.
Kane Dowling won the player of the week.
The Yass Magpies played Woden/Weston Rams at home on Sunday, coming away with a 38-10 win.
Yass started well, scoring two tries early in the first half. Woden/Weston responded, with two tries bringing the score to 10-10 at half-time.
Yass picked up the pace in the second half with strong forward runs by Cody, Isaac, Sam and Lachlan which set the platform for an expansive second half of flowing backline movements. Defence also improved in the second half with Jack Godfrey and Peter Quinn making vital tackles, denying Woden Weston any second half points.
Standout players were Jack Godfrey, Isaac Lanham and Sam Sellars, with the best player award going to Jack Godfrey.
The Beck Tree Removals under 16s played their first home game at the weekend against the Valley Dragons.
Yass played a much improved game in both attack and defence.
The dragons skipped away to an early lead but fortune ran Yass’ way when centre, Jacob Davidson toed a loose ball through, allowing five-eighth Josh Lawrence to put Yass’ first points on the board.
The half-time score was 16-6 in Dragons favour.
Richie Jay Bell scored Yass’ second try and the only try in the second-half. It was skillfully converted by Josh Lawrence, who is showing great form with the boot. But it wasn’t enough as Yass went down 16-12.