U11 Match Report by Team Manager Pamela Campbell Jones
From the moment Jesse Batten caught from the kick-off and started the game with a strong run, the Dragons roared into their game against Uni at Caloundra on Saturday. It set the tone for the rest of the first half which was all Dragons, with brilliant teamwork and support play. They held possession for all but two plays and ran away with an imposing lead.
Uni came back strongly in the second half, but the Dragons made plenty of tackles and continued their strong team game. The Dragons dominated the scrums, and every player on the team played a top-notch game, to finish the game winners.
The Best Team Mate was awarded to Charlie Tie, who not only made several strong runs, but was absolutely on song with his tackles.
Impressive Dragons – well done.
U8 Match Report by team Manager Jero Mansell
The Eumundi Dragons U8’s had a great outing against Grammar on a hot Saturday morning in Caloundra. The U8’s were on fire with Jack Cooper leading the way with a player of the day effort, running in two tries and making a number of tackles. Henry, Hunter, Spence and Quill also made some good runs with tries resulting from good support play and passing. Zach, Finn and CJ worked hard in the tight to gain some possession and supply quality ball to the rest of the team. Excellent effort guys, Go the Dragons!!
Dragons Reserve Grade Home Game Match report by Club President Doug Toms
On Saturday 5th September a large crowd of Rugby supporters gathered at the Eumundi Showgrounds to see the Eumundi Dragons Reserve Grade team take on the might of the top of the table Caloundra Lighthouses outfit.
The weather was very warm, the pitch was firm and the game was played at a furious pace much to the delight of onlookers.
At the end of the match the Caloundra team ran out comfortable winners 60-0 but none of the 100 strong crowd gathered on the hill and sidelines were disappointed with the effort put in by the boys from Eumundi. In true Dragon’s Spirit, they competed for the full 80 minutes of playing time.
Eumundi coach, Dan Cooper, continues to be impressed by the positive attitude of the players in his squad and their willingness to learn and develop as Rugby players. The team is really starting to bond well with a full squad of 23 players turning up for matches each week to enjoy all that the game “ played on heaven “ has to offer.