Townsville and District Rugby Union




The wet weather did not put a dampener on this week’s Rugby, with round 4 bringing some great, tough games. Round 4 of the 1st Grade competition saw Brothers make their first away trip to the Burdekin to play a keen Cane Toad’s side eager to put on a show for the home crowd. North Ward hosted their first home game matching up against JCU. Finally, we saw the anticipated face off against 1st place and 2nd place, Teachers West vs LARC’s here at Mike Carney Toyota Park. To view the full wrap up click READ MORE. 


Game 1: Brothers Vs Burdekin

After Brothers edged a good win over North Ward in round 3, it was time for them to make their first trip to the Burdekin. The Cane Toads, coming fresh off a big win over JCU the week earlier were more than keen to play in front of a home crowd and grab back to back wins. From the get-go Burdekin took the game into their control, with Hooker Logan Matai scoring a great try off a cross field kick, sitting up perfectly for him to score in the corner. Throughout the Game even with Brothers attacking efforts, the Burdekin’s defensive and attacking efforts from forwards Jai Blakey and Casey Kempson proved to be too solid, keeping Brothers scoreless. A late try to outside centre Lachlan Gullotta say the Cane Toad’s win comfortably 29-0. Burdekin 29 (L Matai 2t, L Kerr 1t, L Gullotta 1t, X Barnard 2c 1p) def Brothers 0.

Game 2: North Ward Vs JCU

With both teams coming off a loss in round 3, both North Ward and JCU seeked to play well and get a win in the wet weather. Immediately North Ward used the home crowd advantage and took the game to JCU. Playing tight proved key to North Wards success until Angus Chrisp worked the short side putting his side on the board. On the stroke of half-time JCU scored finishing the half 27-5 to North Ward. After the break the rain started to pour down, only making it harder for both teams to implement their game plans. However, towards the end of the game North Ward put on a good shove in a maul from the line out and break away Mitch Clarke scored. Half’s pair Scott Armstrong and Ellery Young organisation proved to be too good for JCU taking their team to a 32-5 win. North Ward 32 (N Dierichs 1t, C Cavallin 1t, M Clark 1t, S Armstrong 1t, A Crisp 1t, S Delany 1c) def JCU 5.

Game 3: Teachers Vs L.A.R.C’s

Undefeated rivals and the top two teams, Teachers West and LARC’s went head to head at Mike Carney Toyota Park. Even with the Teachers West home game being cancelled and moved to MCTP, the Bulldogs were still ready to play. And with the LARC’s making a brilliant start to the season this was set to be both teams biggest test yet. However, Teachers West from the start once again proved why they are 4-time competition winners. It was evident that Teachers West were the more skilful side dominating in all aspects of the game. Even with the wet weather Teachers West still played expansive Rugby with Winger Dan Chorley finishing off a slick move from the backs off a dominant scrum also picking up another 2 tries for the year. Some great hands down the short side saw Nick Poole grab a try. Late in the second half with the rain coming in a short ball off the base of the ruck saw Second Rower Ben Kennedy cross the line. With the great game direction and execution from Josh Fletcher and Curtis Rayment, Teachers cruised home with a 59-0 win. Teachers 59 (D Chorley 3t, H Huppatz 1t, B Kennedy 1t, N Poole 1t, J Lamb 1t, H Willocks 1t, J Fletcher 1t 7c) def LARC 0

Moving into round 5, Brothers and LARC’s will face off on Friday night at Mike Carney Toyota Park, both coming off losses hoping to rebound and grab a win. While North Ward have the bye after a good win, JCU will play in front of a home crowd, welcoming the Bulls to town in their game at 4pm. Finally, Burdekin have their second home game in a row, facing their hardest task yet in a red-hot Teachers West side. Be sure to get down to your local fields and watch this weekend’s cracking Rugby. For this week’s draw click the link here: http://tdru.com.au/draws

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