Sharks bite as Devils face tough tussle

GOING WELL: This week’s feature team are the Under 14s coached by Ross Griffiths. They are a big, fast team which is a mix of 13 and 14-year-olds.
GOING WELL: This week’s feature team are the Under 14s coached by Ross Griffiths. They are a big, fast team which is a mix of 13 and 14-year-olds.

The Junior Devils travelled north to Moruya to meet the Sharks in Round 9.

Due to the start of the school holidays some teams were light on with numbers but turned up regardless to play some tough games of rugby league.

The Mini League Tag girls and the International League Tag girls both had a bye this weekend but the Mod Girls League Tag team went to work and came out victorious in a close game, winning 20-18. 

The Under 9s came up against a big, fast Moruya side who asked a lot of questions of the Junior Devils’ defence.

Cash Graham’s tackling and dummy half play impressed, while Drew Marshall ran the ball straight and hard all day picking up good metres.

Taylah Noonan also stood out, showing some nice footwork with some strong runs in the middle. The Under 12s played a gritty game with the Sharks getting in front early and forcing the Junior Devils to fight hard and stick it out.

Thanks to Narooma’s great completion rate, they came out with a hard-fought victory over Moruya with the final score 18-16.

The Under 16s had a tough day at the office with the Devils being beaten by a very determined and committed Moruya outfit. Final score was Sharks 34 to Devils 6.

All teams are looking forward to a week off to enjoy the school holidays before we are back at home to host the Bega Roosters at Bill Smyth Oval on Saturday, July 21.

This week’s feature team are the Under 14s coached by Ross Griffiths. A big, fast team, they are a great mix of 13 and 14-year-olds. A big group of 21 young men to train, the team was in a really good position going into the season ahead. 

They started the year really well, winning the Batemans Bay nines pre-season tournament and defeating a strong Belconnen United Sharks team in the final.

The boys have really applied themselves to the new training sessions and different structure and playing style this season and it shows on the field and in their performances so far. The boys have lost two games in the season proper to date, and they took out the mid-season Group 16 Carnival in Bega.

There are still some areas which need improving, so the team has been working on communication, commitment and consistency in their recent training runs. If the boys can stay focused, work together and form a stronger bond they can go all the way this season.

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