On Saturday the Harlequins (comprised of players from Crookwell, Goulburn and Braidwood) Under 14 Boys played Canberra Grammar at Braidwood Oval as the curtain raiser before the Braidwood Redbacks and ADFA main game.
The weather seemed to improve at kick off and the field looked fast. From the start, the game was physical and both teams showed they were up for a solid contest.
The Harlequins forwards showed good cohesion and we are now starting to see the skills and teamwork develop.
The game was well contested and the pace was quick and both teams showed no fear in running the ball.
The Harlequins capitalised on some quick phases and moved the ball wide and were first to score.
At half time the Harlequins were in front, and Grammar were throwing everything at the boys.
The boys continued to step up physically and we are now seeing some good combinations as a team. At times both teams played the game in the middle of the field, and tried to grind each other down. The Harlequins got the ball to the Backs and there were some good meters gained.
Jai Moorby and Finn Gibson scored two tries each and Angus Smith kicked two conversions.
The tackling is improving and the boys should be really proud of their efforts as their commitment and hard work is paying off. The game was played in a great spirit, and both teams should be commended.
Grammar stepped up at the end at the end of the second half and the Harlequins held them out. The final score was 24-10 in favour of the Harlequins.
Best and Fairest points went to:
Angus Smith (3)
Digby Bell (2)
Finn Gibson (1)
Next week the Harlequins will play Daramalan at 11.30pm at Rugby Park, Addison St Goulburn.