junior Knights suffer same fate as senior team in rugby
By Fred Sherwin
St. Peter Knights' Quinn Nadon gets tackled
high in what was a non-call during the junior
boys rugby final on Wednesday. Photo courtesy
of Stephanie Scott
it's outset, the junior boys rugby championship between
the St. Peter Knights and their namesakes from Nepean,
could go one of two ways.
the St. Peter Knights would avenge the school's senior
team's loss to Nepean in last week's senior boys championship,
or the Nepean Knights would be eager to repeat their school's
senior team's success.
Wednesday's sequel between the two teams started out as
an action adventure, but it quickly turned into a horror
show after the intermission as the Nepean Knights blew
the game wide open and rolled to a 23-7 win.
scored first by way of a penalty kick in the seventh minute
to take an early 3-0 lead. Twelve minutes later, St. Peter
got on the board 12 minutes later with a try from Jake
Ross. Roman Cannell added the convert to give the Knights
a 7-3 lead, which is how the first half ended.
second half started out badly for the St. Peter boys and
went downhill from there.
easily scored a try on their opening possession to overtake
the Knights on the scoreboard, and then added three more
tries in quick succession as the St. Peter defence failed
to respond to Nepean's intensity.
game was so lopsided in the second half that St. Peter
barely had the ball to mount any sort of counter-attack.
the game, St. Peter head coach Tom Pakenham credited Nepean
for playing an outstanding game on defence, especially
in the tackling department.
played excellent on defence. They made all their tackles.
We have a lot of strong runners and when four strong runners
never make a long run it says a lot about their defence,"
for his own team's effort, Pakenham said he was proud
of the way the boys played.
really feel that we played with a lot of heart and we
kept trying right to the end," he said.
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