The St. Peter’s College Under-14 & 16 teams secured wins over their S. Thomas’ College counterparts while the S. Thomas’ College Under-18 side pulled off a slim 3 point victory in the junior matches played at the S. Thomas’ College Grounds ahead of the 1st game of the Singer Schools Rugby League.
Under 16 match
St. Peter’s College started the game in attacking fashion and it paid off when they broke through the Thomian defence to get what would be the only try of the game. The conversion was missed before the first half ended with the Peterites leading 5-0.
The second half had very little action with both defenses holding strong to deny their opposition attackers.
Full Time: S. Thomas’ College 00-05 (1T) St. Peter’s College
Under 14 match
The game got off to a very even start with both teams scoring early on to end the first half 7-7.
The second half started with the young Peterites continuously barging towards the Thomian try line, but the S. Thomas’ juniors held on strong.
The Peterites then took the lead through a brilliant try after their player weaved through a number if hefty tackles before placing the ball right between the posts after which it was successfully converted.
The junior Peterites extended their lead further after another good run saw the Thomian defense falter, allowing another converted try.
Full Time: S. Thomas College 07 (1T 1C) – 21 (3T 3C) St. Peter’s College
Under 18 match
Thomas’ dominated play early on and it paid off as they scored early. They continued on the front foot with majority of the play taking place inside the St Peter’s half and were soon rewarded with their second goal of the game. Right before half-time the Peterites pulled a goal back to cut the deficit in half going into the break.
St. Peter’s continued their momentum in the second half and soon were back on level terms after a good run led to another try and a successful conversion. The Thomians retook the lead however after successfully converting a penalty from close range.
The game proved to be a very heated and physical battle with the referee being forced to show numerous yellow cards throughout the match.
Full Time: S. Thomas College 17 (2T 2C 1P) – 14 (2T 2C) St. Peter’s College