Souths cut down Wattles in trial

JOHN Blaine scored two tries as Wattles went down 34-22 to Souths in the A-grade game at Platz Oval, Clifton, on Saturday night.

Matt McCarthy and Luke Baker scored a try each and Brad Glass landed three goals for Wattles.

Prop Jason Nightingale had one of his best games for Wattles in A-grade.

Five-eighth Tim Hentschel had a strong game for Wattles and Glass was strong in attack in the second row.

In reserve grade, Wattles won 22-10.

Harry Gibson scored two tries, and David Cartmill and Will Manley scored a try each.

Manley landed two goals and Brian Wilson one.

Gibson led the team well from hooker and Manley was strong in attack.

Paul Hoey and Drew Wilson played well in their comeback games after returning from working holidays in Canada.

Nick Colthrup had a great all round game at fullback.

In the under-18 game, Souths won 60-14 against an under-strength Wattles side.

Carl Gale had another strong game in the forwards for Wattles.

On Saturday, Wattles will host the Warwick Cowboys in the annual Barrett Shield games at Platz Oval.

The two clubs will meet in three grades.

Warwick had the weekend off after wins against Aspley, Border and Pittsworth.

Suburbs win U16s

EASTERN Suburbs beat Collegians 28-26 with a last-minute try in the Ian Jones and Daniel May Memorial Trophy under-16 game at Collegians Oval on Saturday night.

In the U14 game for the Dion Roche Memorial Trophy, Collegians won 36-10.

Collegians won the U13 game 16-6 and the U12 match resulted in an easy win to Collegians.

The younger age groups played at Eastern Suburbs Oval on Friday night.

Collegians won 18-0 in the U11 game.

Scores are not recorded in U7 to U10 games.

Collegians president Terry Dwan said the Saturday night crowd was excellent.

“The crowd loved the close under-16 game as the lead changed four or five times,” Dwan said.



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