Burke Cup - Round 03
May 6, 2017, 2:00 pm
Drummoyne
38 - 7
Knox
Drummoyne Oval
2nd Grade

Match Report

DDRFC 2nd Grade vs Knox Old Boys – Round 3 ‐ 2017

Result: 38‐7 win

Tries: Hugo Dubler, Filipe Labalaba, Tom Stephenson 2, Luke Battenbough, John Sinisa

Con: Tom Stephenson 4

B&F:
3 – Reuben Brock
2‐ John Sinisa
1 – Filipe Labalaba

The week was quite disrupted due to a number of players and the coaches attending a wedding in Bali during the week and a number of players needed to be found in order to field a full team.

An early Red Card to flanker Oscar Fraser for a lifting tackle meant the team was on the back foot with only fourteen players, however the defence held early, with a turnover as Knox were hammering the Drummoyne line.

A penalty to Knox and some back chat to the referee gave scrum half John Collins the opportunity to take a quick tap and give the ball to winger Hugo Dubler who sprinted 50 metres to score the opening try.

Lock Filipe Labalaba was next to score after picking up the ball and strolling through the middle of the ruck and scoring under the posts. Winger Tom Stephenson converted to take the score to 7‐0.

Stephenson was next to score in the corner after lock Reuben Brock made a break from a loose ball and gave a great pass 10 metres from the line. Stephenson then slotted the conversion from the try line to take a 19‐0 lead into half time.

Fullback Luke Battenbough was first to score in the 2nd half after another quick tap from Collins. Knox finally got on the scoreboard after a dropped ball was picked up by a Knox player who scored under the posts.

Stephenson scored his second try after number eight Rabeeh Karaali made a great line break, which was followed up by some sloppy play before ball went through ten sets of hands before Battenbough put the ball through a gap for Stephenson to run untouched under the posts to take the score to 31‐7.

Captain and Fly‐half John Sinisa completed the scoring with a try set up by replacement winger Pat Long. Stephenson converted to take the final score to 38‐7.