Rugby spirit not dampened by wet

Dragons at play. Photos: Leo Wiles Photography

Doug Toms, Eumundi Dragons Rugby Union Club president

Pouring rain couldn’t dampen the rugby spirit which was alive and well this weekend on the fields and in the canteen at the Eumundi Dragons Rugby Union Club home on Black Stump road this weekend. It was a fantastic club effort to kick off the 2020 junior Rugby Union season.

Once again our coaches and managers did a sterling job and players seemed to relish the wet conditions with ALL teams putting in outstanding performances. Welcome to our two new members, Matthew in the U11s and Oscar in the U9s, who fit in nicely with their respective teams.

Seems as though we need to flood our fields for future home games so the teams can perform at such a high level!

Only joking, as I’m sure our wonderful caretaker David wouldn’t be impressed with the state of the fields after another full day of wet weather Rugby. Here’s hoping for a season of fine weather, great games and fields that are green and fast with games to match.

GO THE DRAGONS !!!

U7’s Match report by Megan Youd

After months of uncertainty in an ever-changing world what is more apt than the young Titans of Eumundi Dragons and Flinders meeting in the colosseum of rugby union. The mighty U7’s Eumundi Dragons presented on a rainy day to light up the eyes of onlookers and they did not disappoint. With young Nixon running in for numerous tries, Spencer on debut taking man of the match and honourable mentions to Isla, Henry, Nate and Patrick, these young Dragons are sure to delight this season. Thank you to parents and guardians who braved the weather and to the formidable competitors Flinders.

U11’s Match Report by Team Manager Pamela Campbell-Jones

Rain and a wet field were the order of the day as the Under 11 Eumundi Dragons met the University Gold team on Saturday afternoon at Eumundi. The weather certainly didn’t dampen the energy or speed of the Dragons as they ran in their first try within a couple of minutes. The tries continued in the first half with Jett Herbert scoring a hattrick of tries and kicking four conversions.

The second half was a grinding game in the wet with both teams working hard for possession of the ball and making good ground. The Dragons won impressively with a team game where all team members played with intensity. The Dragons were lucky enough to be loaned some Uni teammates for the game – so thank you to Henry, Taryck, Riley and Connor.

The Best Team Mate was awarded to Max Thompson-Johnson who had a brilliant game both in defense and attack, scoring two tries of his own and as always, his support play.

A fabulous way to start the season Dragons.

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