Moree show promise at Coonabarabran gala day

Hit up: With the support of his team Moree's George Diprose tackles a Narrabri opponent in the U8s on Sunday. Photo: Supplied.

Hit up: With the support of his team Moree's George Diprose tackles a Narrabri opponent in the U8s on Sunday. Photo: Supplied.

Moree Junior Rugby Union travelled to Coonabarabran for their gala day on Sunday.

It was a welcome return to the paddock with the U10s playing three games.

The first was against Coonabarabran and after a weekend off, the boys were a little slow out of the blocks. The games ended in a three-all draw with some great passages of play.

It was fantastic to see some of the younger and first time players showing commitment and improvement every week.

The second game against Narrabri ended in a draw. After narrowly losing a fortnight ago in Inverell, the players were focused for this great match.

From the kickoff, Moree knew it was going to be game on. The talk, teamwork and commitment working together was fantastic among players. The Moree forwards once again showed their defence up front along with some great pick and drives and cleaning out.

Harry George was strong in leading from the front and Will Slack Smith a great communicator in setting his back line. Neither team gave up and it remained tight until the final whistle. 

Moree won the final U10s game 8-2 against Barraba. Special mention must go to Will Stevenson, Orion Eke and Max Fernance who played well and helped their team until the final whistle.

“We had many great plays throughout the day and notable mention must go to Tom Barnes, Will Sciban, Hugh Reardon and Gilbert Tighe for consistency throughout the day,” coach Craig Warby said.

U8s put one team in and played four games winning two against Scone and Tamworth, drawing one against Narrabri and losing to Barraba. 

“The team played really well – some attacking rugby with great passing to score some excellent team tries. We will be working on defence this week at training,” coach Damien McCormick said.

Best performers on the day were George Diprose, Harry Guest and Harry Rogers.

U6s had a skills day two of the NSW Rugby development officers.

They had a game at the end which all the kids enjoyed.

The junior union competition continues at Barraba this Sunday before breaking for the up and coming school holidays. 

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