The SeaHorse Puts The Slime to The Sword

Premier 1: WON 41 - 12

Tries Cooke, Jack J 2; Hamilton, Scott I 1; Girvan, Kurt 1; Rixon, Jack D 1; Scott, Campbell 1

Conversions Blazquez, Fausto D 4

Penalties Blazquez, Fausto D 1

First Grade- Contributed by Campbell Scott

If the occasion of Old Boys Day wasn’t enough to set the stage for a big game against Merewether Carlton, a win for the Ladies, Premier 3 and Premier 2 was sure to get the atmosphere firing.
Coming away in the end with a glorious 41-12 win, it was Jack Rixon who opened the try scoring affair sneaking through the defensive line to slide over.
This was not long before Kurt ‘Girth’ Girven barged over from short range. Merewether responded through their inside centre and with that were anything but giving up.
Coming into half time up 16-7 it was Jack Cooke who burrowed his way over the stripe from the back of the scrum. With Merewether reduced to 14 men after having one of their front rowers sent to the Kraft factory for 10 minutes, it was Scotty ‘Treestump’ Hamilton who like Ben Barba in a nightclub, found the white line.
Jack Cooke claimed his second piece of the pie for the day on the back of some quick action at the back of the ruck. With Merewether still providing some fight, Nick Lane was shown the cheese and went for a sit down to think about his actions.
A class Seahorse backline off the back of a scrum down paved the way for my own slice of meat in the corner. While a consolation try on the bell for the Greens it wasn’t much to dampen the spirits of the Old Boys in the stands led by the very vocal and increasingly pissed ‘110dB commentator’ Chris Jones.
Thanks to all the Old Boys who came and supported the club like you have for many years.
Next week we have a tough encounter out at Maitland against the Blacks and we hope to see you there!

Premier 2: WON 29 - 12

Tries Lovett, Henry J 1; Barker, Darcy W 1; Clinch, Oliver G 1; Wales Brown, Liam D 1

Conversions Handley, Michael W 3

Penalties Handley, Michael W 1

Second Grade - Contributed by Henry Lovett.

After two consecutive defeats Uni second grade have recorded a convincing win against a formidable Merewether outfit, 29 to 12. Tries were scored by Darcy Barker, Oliver Clinch, Liam “Brown Whale” Whales-Brown and Henry Lovett who contentiously scored his first meat pie of the year. The team improved from previous weeks by gelling together to create a more cohesive passage of play. Strong efforts in defence and scrummaging helped the students overcome the slime.
There was also plenty of spite in the game with Josh Blackwell getting his ass handed to him in the final moments of the game by one of the Merewether reserves which sparked an all-in push and shove. Alex Frost’s was also shaken by his opposite winger who intimidated and bullied him on several occasions and even challenging him to fight at one point during the game.
The Seahorses will venture out of the aquarium next week to battle the blacks in Maitland which is shaping up to be a tough encounter.

Premier 3: WON 18 - 13

Tries Serhan, Andrew J 2

Conversions Williams, James C 1

Penalties Williams, James C 1; Handley, Cameron S 1

Third Grade- Contributed by Christopher Reilly.

After 10 forced changes to the starting 15 from the Wanderers game a week earlier the task for third grade got no easier losing Damien Thompson and James “Red” Readford each to dislocated shoulders early in the first half. Throughout the first half we saw almost no possession or field position but defended stoutly to go into the break only 5 points down. The second half was no easier with Hamilton sneaking in tries immediately after the break and just before fulltime. Adam “Wobbly” Woollard was unable to complete a fairy tale first try or comeback win in his farewell game. Liam Wales-Brown took out the coaches points and player’s player points in a landslide for his tireless work with the ball, in defence, and set pieces truly showing that props are the greatest form of rugby player.

Women’s: WON 41 - 20

Women’s - Contributed by Coach Patto

Another spectacular day at The Aquarium for the Seahorses. The women kicked off Old Boys/Girls Day against the Wanderers in what was almost a repeat of the previous week. A strong-sided Uni with a bench full of super subs had a cracking first half, obliterating “The Wandies” left, right and centre field. Mel “Howie” Howard converted numerous meat pies from the forward pack and the backs, leaving the opposition with little chance of a comeback. A highlight reel from our girls would turn into a feature length film as everyone played their roles in a great show of momentum and skill. At half-time University lead Wanderers 38-0. As they swapped ends of the field, so too did the Uni Girls’ game where possession was with the Wanderers for the majority of the second half. With a quick try to the opposition after kickoff, it seamed as though Uni were running backwards from conceding penalty after penalty with little discipline around the ruck. The lead lessened and pressure was applied when the game seamed like a river and we were the salmon swimming up stream. Until the likes of pastry chiefs, Britney Duff and Alison Traverso put the icing on the cake, the Seahorses finished with a massive 52-12 win, setting the mood for the rest of the grades to get the win over Slime. Words from Coach Patto​