Young Sharks perfect start
The Matthews Cup and SG Ball Sharks both made it two from two to start the 2017 season with victories over Souths last Saturday.
Following on from wins over the Roosters in round two after the first weekend of matches was cancelled due to extreme heat conditions, the two young Sharks squads were both made to work by the Rabbitohs before grinding out important victories.
In the Under-16 Matthews Cup the final score line appeared comfortable however the Sharks had to battle hard to defeat Souths 22-6 in their clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium.
Prop Isaac Masima crossed for two tries in the Sharks win.
In the SG Ball a last minute try from backrower Teig Wilton saw the Sharks escape with a 30-24 victory over a determined Souths side in their round three match.
Despite the Sharks seemingly in control, a couple of defensive lapses late enabled the Rabbitohs to fight their way back into the contest, with a converted try less than five minutes from fulltime locking the scores up at 24-all with a draw appearing inevitable.
The Sharks however held their nerve, worked into field position and carrying a couple of defenders over the line Wilton managed to plant the ball down 15 metres to left of the uprights for the match-winning four-pointer.
Both Sharks sides now sit undefeated after round three, with matches scheduled against Western Suburbs and Campbelltown Stadium next Saturday.
Kick off times and team lists will be released via the Sharks website later in the week.
Round three results below:
Jonaiah Lualua, Tom Caughlan, Bronson Xerri, Jensen Taumoepeau, Teig Wilton tries; Luke Metcalf 5 goals
Nicholas Mougios 2, Wesley Veikoso, Joshua Cook tries; Dean Hawkins 4 goals
Isaac Masima 2, Elliott Moaga, Kai Parker tries; Thomas Demeio 2, Jared Domazetovski goals
Peter Mamouzelos try; Peter Mamouzelos goal
For all Round three Junior rep results see the links below.
Round 3 SG Ball results – CLICK HERE
Round 3 Matthews Cup results – CLICK HERE
For photo galleries from the two junior reps, plus the Taraha Gale Cup matches, go to the links below, courtesy of ourfootyteam.com
Harold Matthews Cup