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Match Reports Albury Steamers versus Waratahs at Murrayfield 13th April 2019



We welcomed the old foe Tahs to Murrayfield for our first home game of the season.

Steamers Womens 10’s

The Steamers started pretty well and from the kick off worked the ball upfield. Jade Batten( ex Tahs player) carried on where she left off last week with several strong carries and Susan Curby looked good despite carrying a foot injury.

Tahs looked dangerous out wide and were in for a try after getting the ball through hands . This was soon repeated and the Tahs had a handy lead of 14-0 after 7 minutes. Tahs duffed the kick off and from the ensuing play Steamers made good metres up field to get back in the match with a try to Susan Curby in the 8th minute. Tahs hit straight back and jumped to a 21-5 lead by the 10 minute mark.. Ellie Brown was showing no respect for her own welfare and put in some bruising tackles. Steamers fought back and Ellie Brown went over to get the scores to 21-10 at half time. Olympia was doing a lot of covering and looked dangerous with a few half breaks.

From the kick off we ended up with a defensive scrum on the 22-Despite having a weight advantage in the scrums Tahs put us under a lot of pressure on our own ball causing a turnover and they were in again around the 24th minute mark- 28-10. Steamers made a couple of promising forays into Tahs territory but the Tahs backs showed good passing and running skills and after a high tackle penalty they went in again to get to 33-10. In the 31st minute. They scored again in the 38th minute taking the score to 38-10. The Steamers put on some nice moves and Voli made a good break offloading to Elyse Burns who found herself in the unfamiliar position of the tryline in front without any defenders in between, unfortunately play broke down and Tahs were looking dangerous- Libby O’Rance made a great cover tackle to stop a certain try.

Final score 38-10

Elyse, Voli and Jade got the points. Players Player was split between Ellie and Rachelle.



Steamers 2nd XV

Steamers had a full squad to take on Tahs who had a good squad. We welcomed Jacob O’Riain a local junior back and Patrick Thurtell made his debut in the second row. The first 10 minutes were an even contest with both sides attacking and defending pretty well . Tahs set piece was strong and they started to dominate the scrum , they also counter rucked a couple of times dispossessing us in attack. Tahs worked up field and from a penalty had at attacking lineout and set up a maul scoring after 16 minutes . Score was 5-0. From the kick off things started to look a bit ominous as the Tahs started to get some combinations going,. Tahs scored 2 quick tries and got out to a 15-0 lead at the 20 minute mark. This seemed to kick the Steamers to life and there was a better contest over the ball from Steamers and there was pretty good defensive pressure by Nachos, Burnsy , Benji and Jack Elder. Rax was running amok with ball in hand and continued his fine defensive form from the Tumut match. Nachos made a good break , but we knocked on and Tahs somehow got out of jail to go to half time with a 15-0 lead.

From the kick off tahs attacked and knocked on. Tahs won a tight head and from a simple back line play scored a converted try to get out to 22-0 in the 38th minute.. At this point we ran out of Props and had to go to uncontested scrums . There was some scrappy play from both Teams , Steamers went on the attack and Captain Coombsy got a well deserved try next to the sticks to give us a morale boost. Score was 22-7 at the 46th minute mark. Steamers were forced to defend their line again and Club Stalwart Troy Tatchell suffered a pretty serious elbow/arm injury which required hospital treatment. Saint Mark ( Boles) accompanied him to the Albury base and we wish Troy a speedy recovery. Tahs went in again shortly after and took the score to 27-7. Steamers finished pretty well with some nice runs from Jack Elder, Nachos and Adam Clements combining to drive up field. Panda finished off with a half break down the sideline.



Final score was 27-7 to Tahs. The points went to Nachos, Jack Elder and Luke Driver . Players player was Rax who had a blinder at Blind side flanker.

For the Steamers we shouldn’t be too disheartened- Tahs set the benchmark in Second grade and we were able to put some pressure on at times- we have to be able to compete better in set plays though to beat a team like this.

Steamers 1st XV

Steamers received the kick off and were looking promising in the first few minutes. Roussouw was busting the line and we were rewarded with a try after 3 minutes. Steamers 5- Tahs nil after 4 minutes. We lost the ball from kick off and were lucky to get a couple of penalties and Wilmore put Dev into open space before play broke down and we got a penalty that Jimmy Lacey converted, Steamers went to 8-0 lead in the 8th minute.. Steamers lost kick off again ? and Tahs scored an easy try from a lineout move where their flanker waltzed over the line to get the score back to 8-7 after 10 minutes. The next 15 minutes was pretty tight contest and some attractive rugby was played by both teams. Steamers and Tahs ran the ball from one end to the other. Steamers scrum was holding up well . Andrew(Speedy) Scott made his debut at Tight head and was going well. Tahs attack was starting click and Steamers were turning over ball at critical moments with some poor handling. After a Tahs scrum on our 22 they crossed for a relatively simple backline move scoring under the posts. They jumped to a 14-8 lead at the 28th minute mark. Steamers suffered a setback after Roussouw went down with a knee injury in the 30th minute mark and Jack Elder was sent into battle. Tahs were gaining ascendency and scored in the 35th minute. Steamers attacked from the kick off and after a nice kick from Tommy Wilmore we were a bit unlucky with a knock on. Tahs ran the ball from their own 22 and scored right on half time to get to a 28-8 lead at half time.

Steamers tried to attack after half time and some good play down the short side with Sam Seton and Dev passing to each other -we looked dangerous. A Wilmore grubber kick forced a Tahs drop out which they stuffed up. Tah defense was pretty superb in this stanza and they held us out. After another penalty to us , Boyley went over in about the 50th minute and the scores were 28-13. ( I am not sure if we converted this try?). We coughed up possession from the kick off and Tahs went on the attack and scored 2 quick tries to get to 40-13. Steamers fought back here and made a good bust to get up into Tahs 22 only to turn over possession , but Dev made a great intercept and scored under the posts. Tahs 40- Steamers 20. Tahs licked into gear and things were looking a bit grim , steamers had made a lot of tackles and Tahs raced to a 52-20 lead at the 70th minute mark. A few subs were made and Jacob O’Riain, Nachos, Rax got a run. Steamers made another foray down to Tahs 22 and Dev put Nachos into a gap- he found himself with the line wide open, but his pass falconed Arran Mc . Tahs again attacked and a great cover tackle from Wilmore stopped a certain try.

The final score was 66- 22 according to the ref. The points went to Ryan O’Sullivan who tackled himself to a standstill, Andrew Scott and Dev who looked dangerous all day and pulled off some great try saving tackles. Charlie McIntosh was immense playing lose head and securing good lineout ball and working hard across the park. We gave Nachos the Play of the Week award for his falcon- see Twitter feed @ SteamersRugby. Thks Coffee Mommas.

Again we have to hang onto the ball at critical moments and take full advantage when we attack. Coach Mussarra will have a lot to think about when he runs the Buffalo Stampede marathon today and then walks the Milford Sound track next week. A few of the second graders are making a good case for consideration in top grade.

We get a week off to celebrate Easter and recover before 2 big road trips to Leeton and Griffith. We will be back at Murrayfield 18th May. Download the Rugby Xplorer App to get fixtures, results a live scoring for SIRU.

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Sorry to read Troy Tatchell was hurt. Good to see Jacob O'Riain back. Note the spelling.

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Although going down in both games the U12 gave 100%. Congratulations to our Two debuts with Rory and Ronin. Digby was solid at flyhalf and scored a cracker black eye. Josh’s huge efforts were rewarded with a great try, whilst Lyla got her first try with awesome support play.

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Kenton and Hughie impressed in defence and attack and are two exciting players to keep an eye on. Will B worked hard all day in the rucks and mauls. Hugo broke the line with every touch.

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