Home' Capricornus Quarterly : CQ April 2017 Contents RGS: Union champs
RGS Rugby had a busy start
to the season, producing
premiership winning form while
also hosting visiting teams.
In the Rockhampton District
Secondary Schools Rugby
Union grand finals at Rugby Park
RGS played in both the Open
and Under-15 grand finals.
The Rockhampton Grammar
School 1st XV Rugby Union team
produced its tenth consecutive
Rockhampton District Secondary
Schoolboys Open Rugby Union
championship title at Rugby
Park on Monday evening.
RGS had to work hard for the
win against Emerald’s Marist
College in wet conditions.
Scores were locked at 22-all at
full time before Ben Condon’s
try made the difference for RGS
to record a 27-22 victory.
It was a strong hit out for both
teams as they now prepare to
tackle schools from south-east
Queensland in the annual Ballymore
Cup, held in Brisbane during the
first week of the school holidays.
RGS also won the Under-15 title
with a come-from-behind 17-12
victory against Emmaus College.
Emmaus was leading 12-10
late in the game before Lamech
Gilmartin scored the winning try
and earlier try scorer Bronson
Ryan made the conversion.
RGS coach Jonathan Burr
said it was a fitting grand
final in difficult conditions.
“These two teams look set for
some close and exciting fixtures
over the next few years,’’ Burr said.
“It was rewarding to see this group
of boys finally get some success
and now they are enthusiastic
to keep it going in Brisbane.’’
RGS 1st XV and Under-15
teams also hosted Townsville’s
Ignatius Park in March, both
posting wins, and were to host
Dunedin’s McGlashan College
after the School holidays.
The First XV were defeated by
Padua 42-14. While the score
didn’t reflect the effort, Padua were
clinical in converting mistakes into
points and they were simply too
good on the day. After playing six
tough games in three days, all
the RGS players had developed
to Aaron Moore who was
named player of the Carnival.
The U15s fought hard in their
playoff, narrowly being defeated
by Padua 10-7 to finish 4th overall.
Thanks to the large number of
parents who came to support
both teams and the coaching
staff for enabling RGS students
to have this opportunity.
Melbourne tennis a hit
RGS tennis players travelled to Melbourne’s Wesley College
in January to participate in the Grand Slam Experience camp
which included match play, fitness sessions and going to the
Australian Open. The players worked with former pro Craig
Miller; nutritionist Justyna Kakla; fitness coach Jay Washington;
and pro player Sally Peers, a current tennis player pro. RGS
players on tour were Angus Houston, Ben Funch, Cooper
Wright, Kaz Killoran, Abhinav Singh and Faizan Hussain.
RGS Cricketers seeing Red
RGS Red won the Rockhampton Cricket Association Under-14 grand
final against Frenchville. RGS scored 6 for 153 before Frenchville
ended the day at 7 for 97. Finishing runners- up this season were the
1st XI (4th Grade), RGS Black (Under-16) and RGS Black (Under-12).
Also congratulations to 1st XI team member Logan Whitfield on
making his Rockhampton Open cricket debut during Term 1. Playing
Callide Dawson, the left-arm off-spinner finished with 3-31 off 10 overs
in Rockhampton’s win Congratulations too to Flynn Thomasson ( Year
9), who earned the following Rockhampton Junior Cricket
for the 2016/2017 season in All Age Groups: Batting
Aggregate, Junior Playing Seniors, Junior Cricketer
of the Season; and in the U14 Division: Champion
Player, Most Runs. Note: RGS is hosting a Junior Heat
cricket clinic on 25 April. More details are available
The RGS Senior Girls
basketball team finished
runners-up to TCC
in a tight grand final.
The Junior and Senior
are in Term 2.
RGS netballers faced some tough opposition on their biennial
Netball Tour to New Zealand’s South Island. The two teams
played six schools from Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin,
Invercargill, Wanaka and Kaiapoi. 2017 tour players are:
Alexandra Atkinson, Lilly Kele, Morghan Wight, Bridget
Young, Keera Kingston, Olivia Marks, Lara Nobbs, Ruby
Spottiswood, Makenzi Sypher, Kellie Chapman, Rebecca
Chapman, Sophie Jones, Gabrielle Norris-Kvikne,
Ashley Taylor, Laura Purvis, Mackenzie Storey, Isabel
Milburn, Tess Napper, Alyssa Martyn, Lauren Stevens,
Caitlyn Goudie. Results were not available at press time.
Picture: The RGS Netballers in Dunedin
RGS Rugby players at teh Ballymore Cup are pictured with (centre) RGS past
student Stephen Moore, captain of the Australia national rugby union team
and a member of the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby League.
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