CHS RUGBY LEAGUE
U14 Boys CHS Rugby League
Maclean High School played Casino High School in the second round of the CHS competition on Tuesday 26thMay at Casino High School.
To get to this game Maclean High played Evans River High School, however this was back in March. Maclean had no problems on that occasion and had been training well especially on Wednesdays in school sport time. Rugby League was offered for Sport to increase fitness, ball skills and team moral.
In the Casino game, Maclean opened up the scoring with Julian Torrens scoring after a barnstorming run from Cooper Many. Julian Torrens missed the conversion. Maclean High 4 – Casino High 0.
Elijah Winitana (above) was next to score after a huge run of some forty metres. Jack Bultitude gave him the magic pass and it was very inspiring for the team to see the largest player on the field race away from the opposition. Julian Torrens kicked the conversion. Maclean High 10 – Casino High 0.
Some eight minutes passed until Casino High scored in the corner. They missed the conversion. Maclean High 10 – Casino High 4.
Just prior to half time Ethan Foster barged over the tryline to score under the posts. Julian Torrens kicked the conversion. Maclean High 16 – Casino High 4.
The game was there to be won for Maclean High, however in previous years having the support of the home crowd got Casino over the line. Assistant Coach Steve Woods let it be know that they need to knuckle down, aim up and work as a team. Having the luxury of seven reserves meant that most players got to rotate and have a rest.
Ethan Foster started the same way he finished the last half scoring near the posts after a blockbusting run from Elijah Winitana. Julian Torrens kicked the conversion. Maclean High 22 – Casino High 4.
Julian Torrens scored six minutes later in what is described as the try of the game. Elijah Winitana ran through the defense, at times carring defenders, marching down the field some 70 metres. He was able to pass a ball back inside to Julian Torrens. Julian ran a further 20 metres to score under the posts. He kicked the conversion to give Maclean High a comfortable scoreline. Maclean High 28 – Casino High 4.
Casino High decdied they needed to give their supporters something to cheer about, scoring a try after a mistake from Maclean. The conversion kick was missed. Maclean High 28 – Casino High 8.
Casino High scored five minutes later and kicked the conversion, however the clock was against them with only five minutes remaining. Maclean High 28 – Casino High 14.
Barney Anderson made good use of his great footwork to zip away and score a much deserved try. Julian Torrens kicked the conversion to give him a tally of 14 points including a try and five goals.
Coaching staff of Steve Woods and Nathan White discussed what player deserved to get Man of the Match award. In summing up they thought everyone played well, however Julian Torrens was selected for his outstanding goal kicking, support play and tackling. Special mention goes to Elijah Winitana and Jacob Warburton.
Maclean High now goes on to play Richmond River High in round 3 of the CHS competition.
Open Boys CHS Rugby League
Maclean High School travelled to Casino High for their first game of the year in the CHS competition. They missed an early game as Evans River did not have enough players to field a team. Maclean High had a team that most of them had played in the successful 2014 year that made the final 8 in the state in this competition.
Casino High started the game with great enthusiasm and scored an easy try under the posts. The conversion was kicked and after some three minutes they were in control of the game. Maclean High 0 – Casion High 6.
The next six minutes were incredible, with many great hitups, tackles and runs.
Eathen Kapeen (above) scored a runaway try to score in the corner. Jacob Cameron-Clarke missed the conversion. Maclean High 4 – Casino High 6.
Daemon Power-Casson scored a few minutes later in the corner. Jacob Cameron-Clarke missed the conversion; however Maclean now had the lead. Maclean High 8 – Casino High 4.
Daine Lauire scored under the post after some great runs from the forwards. Jacob Cameron-Clarke kicked the conversion. Maclean High 14 – Casino High 4.
Just prior to halftime Zac Clarke-Nagle chased and scored after a marvellous kick from Jacob Cameron-Clarke. The conversion was kicked from Jacob Cameron-Clarke. Maclean High 20 – Casino High 4.
Maclean High needed to keep the intensity up for the next half of the game. Casino was arguing amongst themselves and started to put a bit of niggle into the game. To the credit of Maclean High boys they were there to play league not fight.
Callon Hollis scored a few minutes after the break, scooting from dummy half. Jacob Cameron-Clarke kicked the conversion. Maclean High 26 – Casino High 6.
Nathan Hollis did not want to be out done by his brother so he decided to score out wide. Jacob Cameron Clarke kicked the conversion. Maclean High 32 – Casino High 6.
Vincent Williams was having the game of his life and scored an amazing try. Jacob Cameron-Clarke missed the conversion. Maclean High 36 – Casino High 6.
Nathan Hollis score his second try and Jacob Cameron- Clarke kicked the conversion. Maclean High had raced away with a lead of 42 to Casino High 6.
With ten minutes to play, Vincent Williams scored again. Jacob Cameron-Clarke kicked the conversion. Maclean High 48 – Casino High 6.
Daine Lauire scored the final try of the match and Jacob Cameron-Clarke kicked the conversion. Maclean High wins the game 54 to Casino High 6.
It was so hard to select the man of the match when so many players were inspirational. Vincent Williams got the decision just ahead of Jacob Cameron-Clarke with Cody O'Neill and Daine Lauire closely behind.
Maclean High now goes on to play Kyogle High on Monday 1stJune in round 3 of the CHS competition.