THE past two weeks for Medowie Rugby Club saw the first round of the comp for Medowie Rugby juniors teams, and a fantastic home ground Friday night of Rugby with both the seniors and juniors playing on the same night.
It was a nice coincidence in the scheduling that the senior and juniors teams scored a home game together, something that doesn’t happen often, so it has been a jam packed two weeks of Medowie Rugby.
First up was the first round of the Juniors comp, at home at Medowie.
The under 8s kicked off the home game day with a 30-15 win over Maitland.
The under 11s unfortunately lost 29-10 to Nelson Bay, but Medowie Rugby representative Jackie Murphy told News Of The Area that the end score did not reflect the passion of the game.
“The score at the end in this particular game definitely doesn’t reflect the pace and the speed of the game.”
“These kids gave it their all, and Medowie were still trying right until the very end,” she said.
The under 12s lost 43-0 to one of the favourites to win this year’s title, Nelson Bay.
Under 15s lost 37-0 to Nelson Bay, with Medowie valiantly fielding a team that has ten brand new players in it.
Jackie told News Of The Area, “Medowie were slow off the mark in this game but came home strong to defend the score being much higher.”
“They have shown 100 percent improvement as a team from last year.”
Friday night last saw the seniors resume after a week off due to Country Championships.
The night kicked off with juniors playing before the seniors, something that has not happened for a long time.
The Medowie Seniors played competition heavy weigh-ins, Wanderers Rugby, in a hard fought game which saw the Medowie Marauders victorious with a tight 15-12 final score.
It’s official, Medowie is playing hard, making noise, and the opposition are noticing.
By Rachael VAUGHAN