The Southeast Thistles faced two opponents this past Friday at Maple Grove Rugby Park the first is the Assassins A squad the second was the 30OC temperature.
The Thistles got a really quick score off the starting kick off. The Thistles number 4 received the ball and when he was tackled the ball was cycled out of the ruck and sent out to the backs quickly who found a hole in what appeared to be a team that had forgot the game started and the Thistles scored a quick try.
Once The Thistles Scored that try the Assassins came full force and the Thistles had to work hard to get every point after that but the heat seemed to attack the Thistles a lot harder than they were prepared for. With a lot of scrums it took a toll on the tight 5 and The thistles had to use some subs early in the game. At the half the Thistles were trailing and had a lot of work ahead of them if they wanted to win.
The Assassins played a very tough defensive game and attacked non-stop for the entire 80 minutes of the game and with the Thistles quick try to start the game angered the team and they held the Thistles off in the second half. The Southeast Thistles lost to last year’s second place team the Assassins A 39-22.
The Thistles tries were scored by:
Jay Masi – 2
Nato Lomanikovuravura – 1
Ife Bakosokoso – 1
Simeli Naivalu kicked 1 convert
We are always looking to teach the game we love please if you are interested in learning come to our practices on Mondays and Tuesdays at AD Penner park 6:30 – 8:30.