The under 7s(1) Rams played out a thrilling draw against Gungahlin in frosty conditions on Saturday. The Eagles struck early with a try to one of their big boppers, but the Rams were able to hit back not long after. The remainder of the first half turned out to be a ding dong battle with Frauke Rawlins and Jack Connah leading the way in defence. Yass's brick wall defence was punctuated with the tradesman like hard running of Clancy Ritchard and Charlie Barber bending back the Eagles line time and time again. After tries were exchanged on a regular basis for the rest of the game, the match ended in a hard-fought draw.
Under 7s (2)
A cold morning greeted the Rams under 7s(2) at home this week.
Uni Norths1 were the opponents and they came out of the blocks hard scoring the first try.
But not long after Callum Carniel scored Yass’ first and Spencer Allen. Joseph McCarter, Joe Walsh and Hamish Walker were all able to cross the line as well during the course of the game.
Jamie Glover and Oscar Allen were tough in defence as well and that all day and that backed up the strong attacking play. Yass ended up winning seven tries to five.
The Yass Rams under 8s faced off against Uni-Norths this week, on a cold and blustery Canberra morning and had a big loss, 55-10. Unfortunately for the young Rams, it was one way traffic for most of the game with the speed and size of the home team proving too big of a handful. To their credit the Rams regrouped a little in the second half and got two tries. The boys are now looking forward to their first home game of the year this week in Yass.
On Saturday the under 9s played at Downer against Rosary. The Rams were a little bit slow to start with, however soon found their feet and managed to win 40-5. Some great tackling by Rory, Andrew, George and Shaun kept constant pressure on Rosary and enabled the Rams to score in the first half. Angus Barber and Darcy Bush were solid in the scrum and Max Vrancic, on debut, had a couple of great runs. The Rams were well fired up in the second half and Sam Clark and Hunter Gillies ran and passed the ball well. Overall the team once again worked brilliantly together and proved too tough for the opposition.
The under 11s had a comfortable win, 55–5, over St Edmund’s College Canberra at Yass on Saturday. The home team was able to score nine tries and make five conversions. George Clark crossed the line four times, Connor Bush scored three tries and Ryan Greig and Jarrad Hulme made one try each.
Tane Allan, Will Lawton, and James Tually were strong in the scrums and some magnificent runs were made by Sam Ruwald and Madison Watt. Tom Bush and Kye Atkins had a great games.
The under 11s have now been moved up to division one in the ACTJRU competition.