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Capricornus Quarterly : CQ April 2018
WATER POLO RGS was again strongly represented in the Rockhampton District Secondary Schools Water Polo grand finals during Term 1. Played at the RGS Pool, the RGS Senior Girls won their final against Emmaus while in the Senior Boys division RGS Goats defeated RGS Buffalos. RGS finished runners- up to St Brendan’s College in the Junior Mixed Division. Water Polo returns in Term 4. Sean McDonald (Year 11) was named a shadow player for the Queensland Open Schoolboys water polo team. Picture: Georgia Hendrie. 22 SPORT RUGBY UNION Rugby players reap real rewards RGS rugby union players hit the ground running in 2018 with wins inTerm 1 for both the boys and girls. Over the School holidays RGS competed in the Open and U16 divisions at the Ballymore Cup in Brisbane. The U16s won their division after an 8-7 win over North Lakes State College with Ted Condon named player of the final. The U18s finished with a 10-all draw against Iona College but the title went to Iona based on their earlier points scored in round matches. RGS 1st XV coach, and Director of Co-Curricular, Todd Wells said it was great to see so many RGS supporters at the Brisbane carnival. At the start of Term 2 the rugby boys are back on the road to compete in the John Elders Cup in Toowoomba. In the Rockhampton District Secondary Schools competition RGS won the Open division and finished runners-up in the under-15s. Earlier in the term both these teams defeated Townsville’s Ignatius Park in invitational games at RGS. The girls were full of enthusiasm for their inaugural season of rugby 7s with teams in U13, U15 and Open divisions. RGS teams finished runners-up in all three divisions. “ Introducing the girls teams added another dimension this year and they really enjoyed their games,’’ Mr Wells said. The focus now turns to rugby league. “There’s a conscious effort to develop transferable skills (bet ween rugby and league) and develop match fitness early in the year.’’ 22 Age Champions: Secondary School Swimming Carnival 12 years: Maclean Williams/ Taryn Roberts; 13 years :Clay Valigura/ Lily Gray; 14 years: Riley Denham/ Lilly Cottam; 15 years: Timothy Cookson/ Kourtney Draper; 16 years: Joseph Milburn/ Caitlyn Goudie; Open: Jacob Spark/ Madison Cordell. Jacob Spark (Year 12, Jardine House) set t wo new records in his 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly events. The Wheatcroft 16 years boys freest yle relay team also set a new record. Jacob Spark (Year 12) and Taryn Roberts (Year 7) won their respective boys and girls 100m freest yle events. RGS also went on to win the Rockhampton District Secondary Schools Swimming title at Rockhampton’s Southside Pool. Cross Country Carnival 6 years – Mackenzie Geddes/ Presley Acton; 7 years – Olivia Corrigan/ Edward Roche; 8 years – Samantha Salanitri/ Jamaal Loomans; 9 years – Sophie Wright/ Ben Mosby; 10 years – Madeleine Green/ Nicholas Salanitri; 11 years – Sophie Ramsay/ Riley McDonald; 12 years – Maggie Tapp/ Ryley Bell; 13 years – Megan Adamski/ Connor Mills; 14 years – Leizel Kruger/ Ulrich Kruger; 15 years – Sally Adamski/ Jasper Boicos; 16 years – Grace Sypher/ Jayden Mills; Open – Sarah Hayes/ Lawson Mills. Primar y School Cross Country Champions : Maggie Tapp/ Zavier Cooper. RGS HOUSE SPORT Two is better than one House honours were on the line during Term 1 with RGS students competing in the RGS Secondary Schools Swimming Carnival and the RGS Cross Country Carnival. In the pool it was Jardine House taking top honours while at Cross Country later in the term the race was on in a tightly contested event. In the end nothing could separate Jardine and Wheatley houses which shared the top honour after tallying the points from the Primary and Secondary School students.
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