THE Busselton Jets took on the Bulls in weekend junior rugby, and the game to watch was definitely the Under 15s.
The fine weather was conducive to fast, free-flowing rugby and this was evident when the Bulls scored two early tries.
Jets were a little sluggish and were being isolated and the tackling was not intense. However the second half saw an extraordinary turn around and both the Jets and the Bulls scored quick tries, making the score three tries all.
Scott Adams and John Crosbie were inspirational with their hard tackling and driving runs. John made some game-changing tackles and pilfered the ball regularly to give the backs an opportunity to score.
Dylan Trulove–Henley showed his tenacity with his fancy footwork, and along with new player Rory who is improving with every game, helped make the score four tries all.
If this wasn’t exciting enough, on the siren Jets kicked a penalty goal to bring the score to 30–27 in the Jets favour.
Coach Shane Donavan was extremely proud of his players and thought this was best game they had played. The Work Clobber Play of the Day award went to John Crosbie.
The Under 13 Jets boys joined forces with the Barbarians to fight the Bulls, but were outclassed in all areas of the game.
The Jets boys again fought hard with Tiarn showing his talent in the line outs and the scrum. Speedy forward Dylan Bennistan gave all at the Jets a fright when he scored a try and was taken to hospital for a suspected neck injury.
Luckily for everyone, this was just a precaution and he is fine and will be back to his brilliant best this weekend. Consequently Dylan won the Outside Influence bravery award and Tiarn cleaned up with the “Last Man Standing” award.
The Jets Under 11s had yet another hard fought game against rival side the Bulls. Most outstanding player of the day was Kavahn Boyce, who demonstrated brave tackling skills in a defence-dominated game. A notable mention also to Takiya Rapana who dominated turn overs for her side, despite the Jets eventual loss.
Under 9s are the team of the future with several players showing skill beyond their young years.
Taj Coleman and Beau Bennistan scored super run away tries while Oscar Darby and Sam Jones were relentless with their forward pressure and showed the opposition their superior passing skills and Bailey Sinclair was superb with his hard tackling. Manager Julie Darby says the team is gelling beautifully and are really playing as a team.
The Under 6 and Under 7 had a great day with every child grinning from ear to ear when they received the ball. Jake Green was the stand out player and scored a beautiful try.