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ASSRL Day 1 Action

NSWCHS proved too strong for NSWCIS. Picture, John Gass
NSWCHS proved too strong for NSWCIS. Picture, John Gass

ASSRL Day 1 Action

Author : Andrew Dawson, Nick Tucker and Matthew Elkerton NewsCorp Sport

ASSRL Day 1 Action

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It’s been a massive start to the ASSRL Nationals, history was made, a future Tiger earned his stripes and a powerful pack caused a major upset. Catch up on all the action and watch all of the REPLAYS.

Watch a full replay of ACT v VIC (Girls).

The opening day of the ASSRL Nationals is in the bank, and what a day it was.

History was made with the introduction of schoolgirls action to the Under-18s championship for the first time, and one side has pulled off a major upset in the boys competition.

Scroll down to read about all the action, and watch replays from every match.



Tigers-bound half shows his prowess as CHS score big win

The NSW Combined High Schools lethal wing combination of Nikora Williams and Luke Laulilii, with Tigers signed five-eighth Lachlan Galvin at the trigger, blew away their NSW Combined Independent Schools rivals 24-6.

In a masterful game, Westfield Sports High School schoolboy Galvin threw his hand up to fill the problematic halves role at the Tigers in the future.

It was a game filled with flair, anticipation, strong running and silky smooth ball playing from the No.6. Ironically, Galvin’s schoolmate Laulillii, who is also signed to the Tigers, had a strong game on the wing as well.

REPLAYS: ASSRL Nationals Day 1 – NSW CHS v NSWCIS (Boys)

Sharks-signed Williams, an Endeavour Sports High School product, also shone brightly, doing a bit of everything off his right wing.

NSWCHS took no time to score their first and it was a brilliant cut-out pass from second rower Logan Spinks who found winger Williams on the right edge.

NSWCHS have started with a win.

NSWCHS have started with a win.

NSWCHS have set a high early bar

NSWCHS have set a high early bar

For their second try, Williams produced a great catch and offload from a Kade Reed crossfield kick and Spinks was in.

From the kick off, Galvin broke the line and ran 70 metres down field to extend his team’s lead at 14-0.

On the stroke of halftime, Laulili got himself on the scoresheet after a quick one-two with Galvin, again.

NSWCIS fought long into the second half and were finally rewarded when yellow-booted middle Patrick Young muscled his way over with eight minutes left.

TRIES : Luke Laulilii 2, Nikora.Williams, Logan.Spinks, Lachlan Galvin
TRIES :  Kade Reed 2


NSWCIS 6 (P. Young); 1 conv).

NSWCHS players celebrate a try. Picture, John Gass

NSWCHS players celebrate a try. Picture, John Gass

NSWCHS proved too strong for NSWCIS. Picture, John Gass

NSWCHS proved too strong for NSWCIS. Picture, John Gass

Forwards strength powers NSW CCC past champions

The NSW Combined Catholic College forwards hit the Queensland schoolboys with a sledge hammer to batter their side to victory 30-6 in game one of the ASSRL under 18 championships at Kayo Stadium.

With a ferocious salvo in both halves, the power game of NSW CCC sent a message to the competition that the side was here to play.

NSW CCC led 18-6 at halftime and then 24-6 just after the break when impressive Parramatta-signed back rower Jacob Halangahu stepped once, then twice and then a third time to cut back and score next to the posts.

With a weight of possession behind them during the opening half, the NSWCCC forwards blasted forward continuously.

Replay: ASSRL Nationals Day 1 – QRSS v NSWCCC (Boys)

Middle men De La Salle Va’a and Finau Latu were enormous, with Latu scoring a pile-driving try following a close to the line charge.

Halves Riley Pollard and Heath Mason were also nifty with inside and outside passes, and it added up to a potent cocktail which saw NSWCCC lead 12-0 and then 18-6 headed into halftime.

NSW CCC fullback Jaxen Edgar also threatened down the middle while hooker Zaidas Muagututi’a was as sharp as a tack.

While NSW CCC also defended strongly, Queensland did bomb two certain tries in either half which would have dragged them back into the match, and had a third disallowed late.

Queensland had no answer to the powerful NSW CCC forwards. Pic: John Gass

Jezaiah Funa-iuta hits the line hard.

Jaxen Edgar gets the NSW side moving forward.

Queensland were handicapped for a period after edge forward Jett Bryce was sin-binned, and it was a real man the pumps effort to try and withstand NSWCCC’s power game.

And they were also disadvantaged when ball playing, sharp on his feet No.13 John Fineanganofo had an early break with a shoulder injury.

While Queensland never turned their toes up, this NSW CCC was relentless as the Sydney-siders staked an early claim for the title.

Finau Latu Kogarah Cougars JRLFC

TRIES : L. Coinakia, F Latu, K Raven, J Halangahu, D Va’a
GOALS : R Pollard 5


Qld 6
TRIES : Matu Brown
GOALS : C Black

REPLAY: ASSRL Nationals Day 1 – Opening ceremony

DAY ONE Results

Saturday, July 1

Boys Results

10.15am: Queensland 30 – 6 NSW CCC (Boys)
11.35am: NSW CHS 24 – 6 NSW CIS (Boys)

Girls Results

12.55pm: NT v NSW CIS (Girls)
1.20pm: Queensland v WA (Girls)
1.45pm: ACT 0 – 17 NSW CHS (Girls)
2.10pm: NSW CCC 9 – 8 VIC (Girls)
2.35pm: NT 0 – 25 Queensland (Girls)
3pm: NSW CIS 5 – 0 WA (Girls)
3.25pm: ACT 4 – 17 NSW CCC (Girls)
3.50pm: NSW CHS 16 – 5 VIC (Girls)
4.15pm: NT 0 – 13 WA (Girls)
4.40pm: NSW CIS 0 – 21 QRSS (girls)
5.05pm: ACT 13 – 12 VIC (Girls)
5.30pm: NSW CHS 5 0 8 NSW CCC (Girls)

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