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  • Writer's pictureKristie Laird

Round #6 wrap-up

In cold and windy conditions, the Knights hosted nine games at Chittick Oval on Saturday, as part of round six of the South Coast Group 7 Rugby League competition.

One of the highlights of the day was the match between the Knights Under 10Bs and the Bomaderry Swamprats, with both teams proving they were very capable in both attack and defence.

The Knights started strongly with Arlen 'The Guru' King continuing his impressive run of try scoring, crossing over from dummy half.

Zedd White did a great job as first receiver, directing the players around the field, whilst Oscar Cottrell, one of the teams most improved players, proved a handful for the opposition with some impressive runs.

Oscar was well supported in the middle by Zander Williams, Max Oliveri, Josh Shoard and Coby Rogers.

After the break, the boys continued to play some quality footy with Aiden Young, Ziggy Scobie, Izack Campbell and Callum 'Sweats' Hughes getting busy in defence, whilst Archie Shelley proved that size doesn’t matter as he threw himself into every contest with great determination.

Coach Marc Laird was happy with the continued improvement of his team.

“Whilst we’ve had some good results over the past couple of weeks, I’m not worried about the scoreboard. What is important to co-Coach Steve Emmett and I is that the boys continue to improve each week - growing in confidence and enjoying being part of the team.

“It doesn’t matter if they are the fastest or biggest player, they all play an important role within the team,” said Marc.

The Knights ran out winners 26-16 with Will 'Wildman' Evans living up to his name with some menacing runs and strong tackles, and was a deserving recipient of the Coaches Award.

“Max Laird finished with a hat trick of tries and tackled anything that moved, and was a popular choice for Players’ Player as voted for by his peers.

“A special mention to Jack Ryman who, although injured, turned up to cheer on his team mates and assisted with scoring. He also stayed around for most of the day, helping with time keeping and packing up the ground at the end of the day. Well done Brutus!”

Later that afternoon, the Under 11Bs defeated Albion Park Oak Flats 22-16, before the Under 11As thrashed Berry 52-4, and the Under 10 Girls League Tag team smashed Bomaderry 52-4.

Next Saturday, the Knights will host nine games at home against teams from Gerringong, Bomaderry, Milton Ulladulla, Albion Park Oak Flats, and Stingrays. The first game kicks off at 8am with the Knights Under 16s Girls League Tag team taking on the Gerringng Lions in the local derby.

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