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Date Time Competition Season Match Day
July 18, 2020 12:00 pm Colts 1 2020 Round 1

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Colts 1 had plenty of chances early in the match and went very close to scoring on a few occasions whilst continuing to mount pressure on the home side. The longer the game went on without any score, the more impatient the Woodies players got in attack and as we started to push the pass and make some errors in possession, Souths pounced on the back of off side penalties and turnovers at set piece, to score first and lead 7-0. Having had the better of the first half in general play, we managed some field position late in the half and from a line out 10 metres from Souths line, the forwards set up a driving maul and scored to narrow the gap to 5-7 at half time.

The second half began well with good go forward and strong defence in general however the game turned drastically in a fifteen minute period where we threw an intercept pass which led to a Souths try, threw a loose pass which Souths swooped on to score adjacent the posts and failed to catch a misguided kick by the Souths fullback only to see it bounce perfectly for the Souths chases and lead to another try and a 5-26 lead. Credit to their urgency and our distinct lack of respect for possession which cost us dearly in the critical moments of this match. A late surge when we finally took the game at Souths saw us drop the ball over the line being scoring two very good tries to bring the score to 15-26.

In the end we were not as direct as we said we would be and failed to take advantage of the good things we did by not scoring points when we needed to. More urgency in most areas of what we do is needed, as this group continues to learn what it is to play at Colts 1 level, something that is foreign to most of the group. Mistakes are punished and points do not come easy so we need to be prepared to work harder for longer and ensure we finish things off. There has been positive signs so far but winning is a habit and a culture and we need to get that feeling quickly in a shortened season. This is a game we definitely threw away.

Colts 2 had similar issues with maintaining possession and gave up far too much ball to get the result they were after. Plenty of positive signs however, we need to value possession and put the opposition under more pressure for long periods both in attack and defines. Looking for players to do the hard work first, carry strong in contact, make big tackles, get to the breakdown first and run with determination. These things lift your team mates, not the flashy stuff which ultimately puts us under pressure more often than not.

Southern Districts

Position T C P DG YC RC Games Adjustment
 4300100

Eastwood

# Player Position T C P DG YC RC Games Adjustment
1Terence ToomataLoose Head0000000
2Ben RosadaHooker1000000
3Nicholas McGroryTighthead1000000
4Aaron CabonaroLLock0000000
5Bailey LiddicoatRLock0000000
6Ryan PeacockBlindside0000000
7Joe DaltonOpenside0000000
8George CrawleyNumber Eight0000000
9Josh HickeyHalfback0000000
10Andrew MooreFive-eighth0000000
11Dylan MaddenLeft Wing0000000
17Reagan HarrisInside Centre0000000
13Kyle JohnsonOutside Centre0000000
14Patrick ReynoldsRight Wing0000000
15Thomas WatsonFull-back0000000
19Raymond-Lee Nagel-0000000
23Elvis Opetaia-0000000
21Tobias Vieira-1000000
29Jack Elster-0000000
18Brandon Moore-0000000
12Jack Hando-0000000
22Joshua Lambert-0000000
 Total 3000000

Coach: Craig Morrison
Assistant Coach: David Mew

Venue

Forshaw Rugby Park
Forshaw Rugby Park, Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters, Sydney, Sutherland Shire Council, 2224, Australia