|GREAT START BY COOMBABAH
This year the school has received great support through the Canberra Raiders, and, in particular, Mr. Paul Bramley, head coach of the 2008 Queensland Cup Premiers, Souths Logan.
Mr. Bramley is assisting the Affiliation by working with all rugby league program participants weekly, and the results have been immediate. ‘The Raiders are certainly keeping a very close eye on a number of students’, Mr. Bramley stated.
The Coombabah High Titans Cup side were outstanding defensively on Monday night against Beaudesert, but with a completion rate of 30% it is very hard to win.
Leading 10-6 with one minute remaining, the toll of a heavy defensive load allowed Beaudesert to score off a grubber, kick and convert to defeat Coombabah 12-10. It certainly was a game the boys have learnt from after a dvd review highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.
Stand out performances on the night were Kris Palmer and Ryan Epa.
Tuesday night the U/13 team took on Mountain Creek.
The boys performed well, accounting for Mountain Creek 24-8.
While they still have a lot of improvement to go, they are starting to gel as a team and are developing their skills further.
Some of the boys who played well included Josh Willets and Jordan Scott who led the team around well, Jayden Thompson, who scored a very good try of a kick charge down, and Shayde Werahiko, who always took the ball forward.
Well done boys, let’s keep moving forward.
Tuesday at Runaway Bay was an important day for Coombabah Rugby League.
The U/14 took on the highly fancied Mountain Creek outfit. From the opening whistle it was obvious the Coombabah boys had their minds on the job.
The forwards made good yardage and the backs were able to capitalise with points. The boys played well, playing some constructive, mature football! Herald Pajonoc, Nathan Wilson, Lance Tonga,
Dylan Cooke and Corey Withers all had fine games.
The boys are looking forward to the rest of the season. 36-0.
On Wednesday night the U/15’s went up to Mountain Creek for the first round of the competition.
They performed well to put themselves in a position to win the game. With minutes to go they had a try disallowed, which would have put them in front. Brendan Elliot was the best performed during the game.
On Wednesday night the Open side, participating in the Andrew Gee Level Two competition came up against their coastal neighbours,. PBC.
From the kick-off Coombabah competed well against the much bigger PBC side, but it wasn’t until midway through the first half on the back of four non-complete sets that PBC scored and converted to go into sheds at half time leading Coombabah 12-6.
The second half witnessed a real arm wrestle with Coombabah hitting the lead with 12 minutes remaining at 22-16, but a try with 5 minutes remaining locked it all up at 22-22.
With a last throw of the dice, Coombabah scored a great try to Jeremiah Niah which was converted by Mitcham Ardler to give Coombabah a well ground out win, 28-22
A solid performance by all boys, with special mention to Captain Glen Marks, Jordan Andrewes and Ben Thompson for their consistent effort for the whole game.
Congratulations to Brendan Elliot on his selection in the South Coast U/15 side, we wish him the best of luck at the State Carnival.
Congratulations to Jordan Andrewes on his selection in the South-West Opens side to contest the State Carnival. Unfortunately, due a broken hand, Jordan could not trial for South Coast, but through recent solid performances gained selection for South-West.
Best of luck at the State Carnival, Jordan.