2nd half demolition

Boys in black put a team that trains to the sword.

The team
The winner Old Xavier team

Wallabies day rolled around again and yet again it was time for the annual fixture between Old Xavier and Melbourne University. Old Xavier had enterred a strong team, but Melbourne Uni had abandoned the gents concept and fielded a full team of grade players. The first half was tight with the teams trading tries. But in the second half the Old Xavier backline started to hum and it turned into a route.

A timeline of the match highlights follows:

  1. Great interplay between forwards and backs leads to Old Xaviers first try:
  2. Melbourne Unis Number 8 brushes of poor tackling to score:
  3. A Marty Tighe chip is charged down for Melbourne Unis second try:
  4. Halfback Wilson Tighe powers through some ineffectual defence:
  5. Wilson scores another sniping down the blindside:
  6. Pete Shaw spaks the turnover and Marty Tighe finishes in grand style:
  7. The Old Xavier number 8 powers over after some fine forward lead up work:
  8. Rob Shaw finishes of a great Old Xavier team try:
  9. Rob Shaw finishes of some back line brilliance:
  10. More back line brilliance and a great offload lead to Old Xaviers 8th try:
  11. Straight from the kick-off Old Xavier go legth of the field to score an awesome team try:
  12. Mark Bowker intercepts a quick line out and shows a clean pair of heels to the defence:
  13. A quick tap and Old xavier are away as aubrey Inston caps a great day for the boys in black:

A gallery of photos from the day is available here:https://shawfactor.com/2006/06/15/shaw-cup-7-gallery/

Author: Peter Shaw

Is the founder and president of Princes Park Touch and the leader of the LocalHero project!

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