FARRER GIVES MASTER CLASS IN SMASHING UNI SHIELD TRIUMPH
|Farrer M. Ag High School celebrate winning the NSWCHS University Shield with their fans at Cronulla's Shark Park (Photo : ourfootymedia)
|FARRER M. Ag
|52 - 6
|TRIES : Matt Brady, Matt Allwood, Toby Key, Joe Mathers, Jack Broughton, John Brady, Angus Groves, Jack Pawsey, Ryan Pooley
GOALS : Matt Brady 7, Pooley
|Man of the Match
(Farrer M. Ag HS)
|Player of the Tournament
(Farrer M. Ag HS)
|FARRER WINNING IN 2008
|OTHER NSWCHS GRAND FINAL RESULTS
|UNI SHIELD (SHS) Endeavour 14 - 28 Bass
UNI SHIELD (CHS) Farrer 52 - 6 EagleVale
BUCKELY SHIELD (SHS)
Hunter 20 - 22 Westfields
(16 all @ full time + 10 each way)
BUCKELY SHIELD (CHS)
Bass 18 - 8 Brisbane Waters
CLASSIC SHIELD (Primary Schools)
South Wagga PS 0 - 18 Muswellbrook PS
FARRER Memorial Agricultural High School’s third University Shield win was extracted with clinical precision at Cronulla’s Toyota Stadium yesterday.
The comprehensive 52-6 hiding of Sydney’s Eagle Vale High School was built on mistake-free football even though it was played in pouring rain.
“We knew that if they got a roll-on with their size and offloading ability, that we would really do it hard,” co-coach Steve Cavanagh said after the game.
“In the first half we were clinical.
“Someone said we didn’t make a single error which is amazing for any side, let alone in a final.
“In the second half they had a lot more ball and we had to do a lot of defence.
“But we were up to that too.
“The things that formed the basis for our success saw us through in the end.”
Farrer started on fire, with Matt Brady sliding over out wide for the first try before centre Matt Allwood crashed over down the same right-hand side.
It was 16-nil when prop and man of the match Toby Key charged onto a neat pass to score and 22-nil when Joh Mathers did likewise in similar fashion.
Farrer led 28-nil at the break after Jack Broughton followed Mathers’ effort with a try from the very next set of six and the green and golds went to the sheds buoyant.
The second half was tougher, with Eagle Vale threatening the Farrer line time and time again, only to be turned away.
The line finally broke and Shane Lalofagau scored for the Sydney side.
But normal service was resumed when John Brady finished off an Allwood break to make it 34-6, after Matt Brady landed possibly his best conversion out of the seven he booted in the game.
Further tries to Jack Pawsey and a diving effort from Angus Groves down the left-hand side pushed the lead out further and the final try was left to captain Ryan Pooley who raced 40m to seal a massive win before he and injured co-captain Cameron Rodgers lifted the trophy.
“It’s a huge day,” Cavanagh said.
“You have to remember these Eagle Vale players, a lot of them are Wests Tigers juniors and a lot are in sports programs.
“They’re used to having NRL support structures.
“So it’s a credit to our kids to dominate a side like that the way we did.
“Dane Pennell has to take a lot of credit because he’s the one in the gym with them every morning at 6 o’clock.
“Gus (co-coach Gus Comi), Dane and I work very well together.”
“It’s a very cohesive coaching unit.”
Key was rapt to be named man of the match and five-eighth Kyle Eather was player of the competition.
“Kyle Eather has been a mainstay for us all year,” Cavanagh said.
“He’s an outstanding, dedicated footballer.
“And Toby Key has gone from strength to strength.
“He ended up the most dominant front-rower on the field today and that was his aim so it was good to see him recognised for his effort.”
It was Farrer’s third and biggest win in the Uni Shield after success in 2003 and 2008.
FARRER 52 (Matt Brady, Matt Allwood, Toby Key, Joe Mathers, Jack Broughton, John Brady, Angus Groves, Jack Pawsey, Ryan Pooley tries, Matt Brady 7, Pooley gls) d EAGLE VALE 6 (Shane Lalogafau try, Jhi Karam gl) Man of the Match - Toby Key (F), Player of the Tournament - Kyle Eather (F).