Melbourne Grammar versus St. Kevins rugby 2006

Fawkner Park was the venue as one of Victorian rugbys fiercest rivalrys was resumed to kick off the Victorian Schoolboys rugby season. Both schools were represented by teams at under 16, second, and first XV level. And all three games were crackers.

Handshake
Teams handshake

In the Under 16’s Melbourne Grammar came back after conceding an early try to score four out of the next five to run out comfortable winners.
Highlights follow:

  1. A fumbled from a kick leads to the opening try to St. Kevins:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_U16s_try1.mpg
  2. St. Kevins turn the ball over in a maul near their own line, and Grammar score:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_U16s_try2.mpg
  3. A rumbling run from a quick tap leads to a Grammar try besides the posts:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_U16s_try3.mpg
  4. The Grammar No. 8 scores from a rumbling run from the back of the scrum
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_U16s_try4.mpg
  5. Grammar keep the ball alive through several phases before a great run to score:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_U16s_try5.mpg
  6. St. Kevins peg one back but is to little to late:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_U16s_try6.mpg

Second Grade was dominated by St. Kevins who scored 4 unanswerred tries in a comprehensive win.
Highlights follow:

  1. St. Kevins scrore of a well worked line out move and some poor tackling from MGS:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_2nds_try1.mpg
  2. Grammar think the ball is out but St Kevins score in the corner after keeping the ball alive through several sets of hands:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_2nds_try2.mpg
  3. St. Kevins taake advantage of some stretched MGS defence:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_2nds_try3.mpg
  4. A jinking step takes advantage of tired Grammar defence:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_2nds_try4.mpg

In first grade Melbourne Grammar School started strongly but St. Kevins slowly turned the tide to run out ultimate winners 29 to 7.
Highlights follow:

  1. The Melbourne Grammar fly half scores a fine solo try from seconds after the kickoff:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_1sts_try1.mpg
  2. St. Kevins hit back by taking advantage of some over eager Melbourne Grammar defence:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_1sts_try2.mpg
  3. St. Kevins keep the ball alive through several phases until a beautiful dummy opens up the MGS defence:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_1sts_try3.mpg
  4. St. Kevins score with a great backline move from a scrum:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_1sts_try4.mpg
  5. St. Kevins take a quick tap and spin the ball to score their fourth:
    https://shawfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006_mgs_v_stk_1sts_try5.mpg
  6. Finally a gallery of the various images from the day:
    https://shawfactor.com/2011/05/05/2006-stk-v-mgs-gallery/

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