The Kiama rugby took on the resurgent Bowral last Saturday in what was a tough day at the office.
First grade continued unfortunately to fall at the last hurdle with the forwards proving dominate in set pieces.
The scrum lead by the ever youthful Daymian Clysdale continued to pressure the Bowral line for the whole game. The line outs continue to bruise the opposition however the breakdowns and continuality of play fall away with way would passes and the ever present bounce of the ball going the wrong way.
Half time had the game at 12 all. Mick Kauter, Wayne Shelford and Andrew Saulter continued to belt the Blacks until the bell and the backs were best served by Aisake Tuevu at fullback who pulled of an incredible strip of the ball which denied the Blacks a try. Kadin Cowley once again played strongly at inside centre. The result of 32 to 28 to the blacks didn’t seem the right result on the day
Second grade got on the score board this week in a well-disciplined forward movement that funnily enough saw Brandon Watts a back, plunge over to reap the rewards. The ensuing conversion attempt and many would believe it wasn’t even an attempt from Nathan ‘the rig” Millthorpe will be discussed over the next few years as very ordinary.
A couple of the younger players stepped up. Nick McGee played his first game at half and started to look comfortable by the end. Jake Piggy Lee left the wing to start as breakaway and had such a strong game he picked up 3 points best and fairest and players player.
New to the club and new father Ned Jefferies had another solid game at no 8 and was well supported by Angus Males who is a player to watch in the future.
The players in seconds continue to punch above their weight and just need a bit of luck to turn the results around.
With a heavy toll of injuries Kiama rugby is looking for players to get through to the end of the season. There’s eight games to go. Training is Tuesday and Thursday at Kiama Showground 6.30pm.