Rugby vs St. Aloysiusdeveloper
CAS Round 1 v St. Aloysius’
Our final round of matches for the term saw most of our sides taking on St. Aloysius, with the 9 fixtures between our schools seeing Trinity secure 6 victories and 3 losses. The remaining 5 matches against various other schools resulting in 2 wins, 2 losses and a draw.
This week’s results were:
Team of the Week
Our Team of the Week v St. Aloysius’ is:
- Marcus Mastro (9Mu) – 15A
- Filip Kordic (10Yo) – 16C
- Cameron Van der Goot (10We) – 16A – Cameron was selected as Player of the Day.
- Angus Cochrane (7Wh) – 13C
- Will Jenkins (8Hi) – 14B
- Clark Foley (11Fo) – 3rd XV
- Lucas Young (11Yo) – 1st XV
- Matt Chen (8Hi) – 14C
- Orly Hatton-Ward (11Sc) – 1st XV
- Marcus Prideaux (7Wh) – 13A –
- Henry Daniel (9St) – 15B
- Blake Hui (12Ta) – 4th XV
- Chris MacDonald (7Wj) – 13B
- Hugh Browning (12Du) – 2nd XV
- Ryan Mock (10Du) – 16B
Leading Point Scorers & Leading Try Scorers
As we reach the holiday break Jozef Cluff (8Ar) is still atop both of our leader boards. A two-try performance from Alessio Caridi (7Sc) has closed the gap between 1st and 2nd to just 3 tries, and with 3 games remaining anyone could emerge victorious. Orly Hatton-Ward (11Sc) now shares 2nd place on the point scorers list with Alessio, with both sitting 13 points behind Jozef. Keep an eye on Logan Toohey (9Ke) & Jayden Rodger (7Ta) who hold 4th and 5th spots respectively and are also within striking distance of the top.
|Leading Try Scorers|
|11||Jozef Cluff (8Ar)|
|8||Alessio Caridi (7Sc)|
|7||Joel Lim (7Yo)
Hunter Knight (9We)
|6||Sam Niulala (11St)
Logan Toohey (9Ke)
Sami Nasr (11Mu)
Angus Mansfield (8Ke)
Amosia Soatini (10Ho)
|5||Christos Caridi (8Sc)
Will Jenkins (8Hi)
Xavier Toomalatai (8Ho)
|Leading Point Scorers|
|57||Jozef Cluff (8Ar)|
|44||Orly Hatton-Ward (11Sc)
Alessio Caridi (7Sc)
|38||Logan Toohey (9Ke)|
|36||Jayden Rodger (7Ta)|
|35||Joel Lim (7Yo)
Hunter Knight (9Wh)
|32||Sami Nasr (11Mu)
Angus Mansfield (8Ke)
|30||Sam Niulala (11St)
Amosia Soatini (10Ho)
|27||Dane Mitchell (11La)
Patrick Thomson (9Sc)
C.A.S Opens – Orly Hatton-Ward (11Sc) was selected as captain for the CAS 2nd XV for their fixtures against GPS & CHS.
C.A.S Under 16’s – Daniel Christodoulou (11Mu), Max Meagher (10Hi), Sam Niulala (11St), Amosia Soatini (10Ho), Dane Mitchell (11La) & Malik Amine (11Yo) have been selected to represent CAS in the NSW All Schools Tournament this weekend.
Congratulations to our young men on their achievements.
Mick Snowden | Director of Rugby
1st XV Match Report
Saturday saw the young men of the 1st XV travel over the harbour to take on St. Aloysisus’ at Willoughby. The message from the coaching staff was that energy and work rate would decide the outcome of the game and from early on it was clear that our young men were paying attention.
After a brief softening up period, a well worked set piece play saw Trinity camped deep inside the Aloys’ half. Strong carries from Alisi Leao (12Mu), Max Meagher (10Hi) & Ashton Frazer (10Mu) continually bent the defensive line and eventually Man of the Match Lucas Young (11We) barged over from close range for the first of his two tries. Orly Hatton-Ward (11Sc) continued to dominate field position with his smart kicking game, while Mitchell Chen (11Ar) and Oliver Askew (11We) continually troubled the defence with their kick returns.
The pressure would eventually toll and some lovely hands from Sam Niulala, Riley Martin (12We) and Max Meagher would see Malik Amine (11Yo) dive over for his first try in the 1st XV. The sideline conversion from Orly Hatton-Ward bounced off the upright and Trinity would lead the game 12-0. Straight from the kick-off we were back in St. Aloysius’ territory and a charge down and regather from Dom Feros (12Wj) saw him streaking away for the try, however a great cover tackle saw Dom fall just short, before he popped a lovely pass off the ground to Harry Groth (11Ke) who then dived over for the try. Orly’s conversion saw the lead extend to 19-0 as the siren sounded for half-time.
A mistake early in the second-half provided Aloys’ with an attacking opportunity and they made the most of it, scoring next to the uprights and reducing the lead to 19-7. From the kick-off Sam Niulala decided to take things into his own hands and what followed was a truly impressive sequence of play, pulling off a huge tackle, chasing the loose ball, tackling the Aloys player who retrieved the ball, before pilfering the ball and giving Trinity an attacking opportunity just metres from the line. Lucas Young then obliged, diving over for his second of the day.
The two teams exchanged tries as the final minutes expired, eventually seeing the men in Green and White run out victors 31-12.
Our young men will now shift their focus to representative fixtures, before reassembling for a trial match against Kings in the final week of the school holidays.
Final Score: Trinity 31 defeated St. Aloysius 12.
Tries: Lucas Young (2), Malik Amine (1), Harry Groth (1) & Alisi Leao (1).
Conversions: Orly Hatton-Ward (3).
Mr. Snowden & Mr. Pay | 1st XV Coaches
2nd XV Match Report
Round 2 of the CAS Season saw the Trinity Seconds travel over the Harbour Bridge to take on a spirited St. Aloysius side. The opening stages of the match saw both teams look to gain the ascendency, however, sound work at the breakdown resulted in Trinity beginning to gain the upper hand in territory and possession. This eventually led to the visitors taking the lead when a slick backline play led to Hugh Browning (12Du) beating several defenders to score Trinity’s first points of the game. Unfortunately, despite Liam Cavanagh (11Ar), Thomas Jenkins (12Fo), Jye Lawrence (11Ke) and Jaiden Timperi (12Hi) helping to create plenty of opportunities in attack, Trinity was unlucky not to go into halftime with a greater lead (7-0). With Hugo Reed (11Ho) continuing to marshal the side around the park in the second half, it wasn’t long before the visitors crossed the line for a second time after Will Moir (12Hi) scored in the corner to extend Trinity’s lead (12-0). However, as expected, the home side were not going to give up that easily and began to lift their intensity in the final 20 minutes. With momentum swinging heavily in favour of the opposition, after Trinity were temporarily reduced to 14 men with 15 minutes left in the game, St. Aloysius capitalised on their advantage to score two quick tries and reduce the margin to 12-10. Nevertheless, despite making life difficult for themselves at times, the men in green rallied and were able to hold on for a deserved victory.
Final Score: Trinity 12 defeated St. Aloysius 10.
Tries: Hugh Browning (1) & Will Moir (1).
Conversions: Hugo Reed (1).
Mr. M Kearsley and Mr. M Di Paola | 2nd XV Coaches