Grade Match Reports | Round 13 | Easts v Manly

Updated: Jul 2, 2019

1st Grade Easts v Manly W 34 - 19 Pauli Taumoepeau - Director of Rugby

I was happy enough with the first half. Without looking at the halftime scoreline I thought we played and used momentum and wind to our advantage. The second half was a little disappointing. A lack of set piece execution and space awareness in general play halted some good attacking opportunities. We have the week to focus on skill development for our all important fixture against Sydney University.

2nd Grade Easts v Manly W 66 - 15 Myles Dorian

Easts finally got over the line after some good phases from short range through Jack Digby. That started what would a good afternoon for the big man. The next points came minutes later with the forwards doing the business up front and Jack Nettleton came up with the try. Jack Digby went over again a few minutes later this time after some great interplay between the backs and forwards and Digby found himself on the end of the play and over the line. It was Manly to have the last action of the half with a converted try. 17-8 half time.

The Easts boys came out for the second half and had an immediate impact, making the Marlins pay for an over thrown line out, leading to a try to Henry Patterson with the lovely in and away down the 5 meter channel to score. With tries to follow from Archie Gavin, Sam Fogarty, Liam Moylan, Henry Patterson and another from Jack Nettleton, it was James Kings' try that got both players and fans on their feet, stepping through the line fending off players and showing a clean pair of heels from 35 meters out to score one to remember for what was a excellent display from the East’s boys. Final 66-15.

3rd Grade Easts v Manly W 35 - 17 Steve Shapland

A clinical first half built on the back of some good defence saw us score points on our only two trips into the manly 22. The first a penalty try earned for some dominant scrum work that was even sweeter given the tough day our scrum endured when we played them earlier in the year. The second after some patient build up play saw a break down the blindside well supported for a simple run to the line. The second half saw a sluggish start that let manly in but that seemed to wake us up and a very good 25 mins followed with three tries scored on the back of the platform laid by the big boys up front. With the game secured a couple of late tries to Manly made the score a little more respectable for them but doesn’t diminish which was a very good game by us and dominant display by our forward pack.

4th Grade Easts v Manly W 19 - 13 Stuart Brown

Another outstanding win from Fourth Grade. We continue to rise to the occasion. That’s 6 wins and a draw from 8. We will need an over and above effort after the break however when we meet Uni. But the boys have no doubt, we are the best team in the competition. Bring them on.

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