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U18 & U16 Boys Defeat Bridgewater with strong defensive effort

Posted on 3/18/2018 7:52:09 PM by Mudturtle Rugby |   Return To Blog
In a rematch of last year's High School Club rugby state championship, Union beat Bridgewater 99-0 for the league opener. After receiving an offload from inside center Ryan Rhatigan, outside center Ryan Dones took the opening kickoff between the posts. Dones went on to score 3 more times for the Mudturtles. Captain and flanker Sebastian Morales punched in a score moments later, capitalizing on the handwork put in by 8-man Griffin Gonzalez who had a long break on an pickup play off the base of the scrum. Morales would finish the day with three tries in total. Hooker Matt Hickey crossed the try line in support moments later. Rhatagan broke through the game line to finish off the first of his two tries. Captain and flyhallf Hunter Musson added another try on a breakaway. Musson converted nine of ten conversions for the day as well. Scrumhalf Sean MacLaney finished half with an individual effort off the base of the scrum by picking up the stolen hook and scoring. Jordan Barham, loosehead prop, converted the kick. Union 68-0.
Tighthead prop Isiah Alejo opened the second half with a long run through the Bridgewater defense. Winger Sam DiDominico took one in the corner of the try zone. Union 99-0.
Try Conversion
Dones Musson
Morales Musson
Hicky Miss
Rhatigan Musson
Dones Musson
Dones Musson
Dones Musson
Rhatigan Musson
Musson Musson
MacLaney Barham
Alejo Miss
Morales Barham
MacLaney MacLaney
DiDominico Miss
Morales Rhatigan
The U16 game saw the Mudturtles winning 64-5. Shayan Burns scored four tries and converted 3 times. Andrew Gomez punch in try in the second half. Second Row Liam Jackson scored on a long breakaway try.
U16 Game 1st half
2' Try Bridgewater no Conv 0-5
18' Try Union yes Conv 7-5
22' Try Union (Shayan) yes Conv 14-5
2nd half
31' Try Union (Shayan) yes Conv 21-5
36' Try Union (Andrew) yes Conv 28-5
39' Try Union (Shayan) yes Conv 35-5
45' Try Union (Cas) no Conv 40-5
50' Try Union (Liam) no Conv 45-5
53' Try Union (Cas) yes Conv 52-5
58' Try Union (Tim) no Conv 57-5
60' Try Union (Shayan) yes Conv 64-5
Conversions
Christopher 2/4
Shayenne 5/6