Match Report
The Southport School 1st XV vs  Brisbane Grammar School
On: Saturday, 17 Aug 2019
Venue: at Home

1st XV TSS 78 – BGS 0

This week we had a warm day, little wind and a TSS kick-off. After some 10 minutes of play usually around the attacking 22 TSS gained a penalty which Hamish Roberts converted. This started an outstanding day for him as he scored 4 tries and converted 10 from 11 conversions to have a record 43 points to his name. This was on the back of the forwards having another dominate display in all areas of their game.

Following a penalty to BGS, a fumble saw the ball in JoJo Fifita’s hands for a half break then a pass to Hamish saw him dash some 60 metres down the sideline to score. Dion Samuela had a great clearing kick, as usual, and from the lineout on the 22 Kaleb Ngamanu beat 2 defenders in his short run to the try-line. From another lineout the ball was passed to the far side off the field for Hamish to just beat the defence and reach out to score in the corner.

A fine 25 metre break by Zane Nonggorr laid the platform for the ball to get to JoJo and he ‘gassed’ the opposition in a 50 metre run to the line and score. This was just on half time and the score was 31-0

Soon into the second half good phase play got the ball well inside the 22 and JoJo offloaded to Hamish in the tackle to see him run the last 8 metres to score. Following excellent mauling, a penalty, then pick and drives to the line saw Ngiyaani Waters score. Again excellent continuity by the forwards finally saw Harry Vousty score his inaugural first xv try.

A determined break into the TSS 22 ended with a great tackle by Dion which dislodged the ball. The every present Hamish scooped it, saw space behind the BGS players, kicked through, won the race to the ball, received the good bounce and scooted away over the last 40 metres to score again.

Marlon Jones scored a well-deserved try after efficient pick and drives. The reserves were now getting a run, however shortly after taking the field Carson Patu badly injured his ankle to add to Joe Devlin’s shoulder injury. Phase play saw Wilson Blyth rewarded with a try and finally Luc Lyndon stole the ball for a 15 metre break and a pass to Ngiyaani results in the final try. This made the final score 78-0. The team is under no illusions that the game next week against an undefeated BBC will be a very tough match.

Coach’s points went to Zane Nonggorr 1, Wilson Blyth 2 and Hamish Roberts 3. Honourable mentions went to Kaleb Ngamanu and JoJo Fifita.