Blueys v's Kings

4 July 2004

Blueys v's Kings With some 20 players unavailable due to injuries and other reasons, Blue Mountains Rugby was always going to do it tough against the Kings Old Boys last week. The Lapstone Hotel First XV were soundly beaten by the Kings Outfit to the tune of 30 -7. The Blues lost prop Greg Devine early in the game with a recurrence of a shoulder injury which caused problems in the scrums. Fullback Nat Baker never stopped trying and was rewarded with the Blues only try, which came in the first half from a break in their own 22.It was converted by Dave Twomey.Best & fairest: Nat Baker(3 points); Jack Daniels(2); Matt Bell & Tim Edwards (1 each). Second Grade were defeated by a strong Kings side; going down by 21 points to nil. Best & fairest: Jeff Apps(3); James Brownlee(2); Matt Nelson(1); Player's Player: Jeff Apps. Third Grade went down by 13-7 with the try scorer being Five Eighth Lee Hinton who also converted his own try. Strong games from Greg Bignal & Ben Bifield. Best & Fairest: Greg Bignal(3); Ben Bifield(2); Chris Hill and Travis Seagar(1 each); Player's Player: Chris Hill. In a hard fought encounter Fourth Grade came from 10-6 down at the break to salvage a draw; the scoreline-13 points all. Veteran forward Peter Rech led by example with great support from Chris Hughes and Dave Todd. Best & Fairest: Peter Rech(3); Chris Hughes(2); Dave Todd(1); Player's Player: Peter Rech. In the Colts fixture, the Junior Blues drew with St.George 12 points all with tries to Josh Grant and Ben Dorrell with Grant adding a conversion. Best & Fairest: Luke Wheatland(3); Ben Dorrell(2); Josh Lowndes(1); Player's Player: Nathan Maguire.
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