Weekend Sports Roundup – Thrilling rugby win stokes premiership feverDoug Conway
Excitement is building ahead of a first XV rugby premiership tilt after Trinity’s nail-biting one-point victory over Barker.
The lead changed hands no fewer than six times before Trinity prevailed 23-22 thanks to a successful penalty three minutes from time, followed by a Barker penalty miss with one minute left.
The premiership will be decided next Saturday on No. 1 Oval against Waverley, and preparations are being made for a strong show of support for the home team.
Trinity showed its resilience by wrestling the lead from Barker after trailing 0-5 early in the game, again after trailing 13-17 and finally after going 20-22 down.
The victory was the highlight of a busy weekend of sport in which the second XV also narrowly defeated Barker 21-17.
Trinity’s Japanese visitors, from Kwansei Gakuin High School in the west of Japan, notched up rugby victories against Knox U16s and Barker thirds.
Trinity athletes made up the bulk of the successful CAS cross-country team which defeated GPS at Sydney Park, providing nine of the 24 runners.
The U16 and U14 also came out on top of the 14 schools competing, with the firsts finishing seventh.
Volleyball teams recorded four wins and two losses, led by the firsts who won 3-0.
Football had 14 wins against 16 losses and two draws, with the firsts and seconds both losing to Barker.
Tennis finished 9-13, with the firsts and seconds also going down.
In AFL, the Year 7/8 team defeated Knox but the 9/10s lost to Redlands and the firsts to Cranbrook.
Debating was tied 6-6 and the Intermediate chess team lost in the quarter-finals to Emanuel School.