Eagles’ scrum stifles Queanbeyan
The Eagles scored four tries to the Whites’ one, however, the 31 – 19 scoreline suggested there is still plenty of room for improvement for the men in red and black.
The highlight of the game was the Eagles scrum, one in particular pushed the Whites across their own try line before the Eagles were awarded a penalty try to take the lead with 10 minutes to spare.
Coach Caputo was full of praise for his forward pack.
“What won us the game was our set piece, in particular the scrum. The front row scrummaged exceptionally well today” Caputo said.
“I’m pleased the boys found a way to grind it out. We showed some spirit, some character and some grit. We’re relieved, we’ll take it and we’ll bag those points.”
“We’re really looking forward to the next outing here at the Nest against the Vikings” he added.
What’s more impressive is that the Eagles showed real fire-power with zero Brumbies on the field. To potentially add the likes of Jahrome Brown, Wharenui Hawera, Tom Ross, and Mack Hansen, makes it a dangerous side against any football team.
The Eagles depth has been remarkable, with talented key players and 12 homegrown Eagles taking the field in first-grade. Depth was also shown in our 2nd-grade victory who also continue undefeated.
Zac Perrin became the next in line to receive a first-grade cap, and you could argue he was worthy of two debuts after he was quickly recalled once he’d taken to the field. The young lock has been lethal for colts and looks to be a great prospect for the Eagles.
Alex Small has now been named in the Griffin Legal John I Dent Cup Team of the Week three times from our three games, which is a reflection of the consistency and effort he applied to the preseason. Also making the team after this game was Tristan Stanley (for the 2nd time), Joel Atkins, and Josh Gillard.
Premier division teams and our Women have the bye this weekend, whilst 3rd and 4th grade take on Hall. Then we host the Vikings at The Nest on May 11 in our next home game.