Great games played by the Colts

Jack McPherson runs away from the Bungendore Tigers.

Jack McPherson runs away from the Bungendore Tigers.

Lewis Mould has a fast run for Colts.

Lewis Mould has a fast run for Colts.

Cooma Colt Justin McDonald outruns a Bungendore Tiger.

Cooma Colt Justin McDonald outruns a Bungendore Tiger.

Full On Constructions and Rhythm Snow Sports Under 6s

The Under 6 Colts were at home to the Bungendore Tigers on Sunday with another great show of both attack and defence displayed by the Colts. The Colts were first to put points on the board through a great run from Othon Morgan after defending the first set from the Tigers. It was a good effort in defence from Neariah Smith, Archie Kaufline, Lachlan Bryan and Mitchell Fletcher with some big hits from Othon Morgan and Kyte Lee however the Tigers kept the intensity up and managed to get three unanswered tries to take the lead. Aiden Dixon, Ikani Smith and Rhylee Rosenbaum-Robinson hit back in attack to put Kyte Lee and Othon Morgan in good field position to tear through the Tigers defence and level the score with a try each. The Tigers managed to score another try to take the lead going into the last 10 minutes, but the Colts were able to hit back with another two tries to Kyte Lee taking the final score the Colts way 20 - 16. It was another great effort by the Colts to take the win at home yet again. The medal winner this week was Kyte Lee.

South East Embroidery Under 7s

The South East Embroidery Under 7 Colts converged on the Cooma Showgrounds for round 11 of the Canberra Junior Rugby League and their performance was nothing short of spectacular. After the long and dreary drive from Bungendore the young Bungendorians probably wished they'd stayed at home as the Colts put on a display of skill and power. Dempsey Woolf, Charlie Payne, Charlie Perea and Tyrell Bartlett were devastating in defence and set the platform for their team mates to show some razzle dazzle and run over 10 tries. The deceptive speed of Hunter Caldwell, the footwork of Khian Flanagan and Jett Kelly, and Jack Dunn's ferocious power were too much for Bungendore as they struggled to contain the young Colts. Especially worthy of mention was Connor Nelson's try which had more twists and turns then a Hollywood soap opera and left the crowd screaming for more. The Black, Red and White almost kept their opposition scoreless but regardless the final score was still impressive with a 48 - 4 win. Next weekend the boys travel to North Canberra for what will be their biggest test to date, so this week they will be finishing their homework early to ensure they get enough sleep and are in peak condition.

Snowy River Painting Under 8s

The Snowy River Painting under 8s played at home this week against the Queanbeyan Blues. Both teams came out firing and there was no shortage of tries being scored. Queanbeyan had the lead after the first break but Cooma didn't take long to level the score. A late try took Queanbeyan away with the win 38-36. This week's try scorers were Charlie Fleming, Nazareth Smith, Cameron Filtness, Clayton Clarke, Jacob Smith. Lachlan Sky and Allira Williams also scored their first tries for the season. Josh Williams and Thai Brazaulitis had a brilliant game in both attack and defence which saw Thai take out the player of the week, all in all it was a very good team effort well done to everyone.

Monaro Panel Beaters Under 9s

The Monaro Panel Beaters under 9's took on the Bungendore Tigers at the Cooma showground on Sunday. With no reserves, they all had to muscle up and focus on their jobs. Bungendore scored early and looked a formidable opponent. The Colts composed themselves, then started to click into gear. There was some great defence from Jack 'thumper' McPherson and also Azak Morgan and Tommy Russell. Then the Cooma boys opened up the throttle and scored some great tries though Justin McDonald four tries, Louie Mould three tries, Copper Inskip and Jordan Williams bagged one each. Thumper, Mason Turner and Shane Williams all kicked goals. Making the final score 42-8 in favour of the Colts. Cooma were best served by Justin, Louie, Cooper and Jack. Choc award went to Tommy Russell and Shane Williams. Pie and drink award to Justin McDonald and the medal went to Jack 'Frosty' Kleven for his tackle and strong run.

Sportspower Cooma Colts Under 10s

The under 10 Colts suffered a narrow 12-10 defeat against competition leaders Gungahlin Bulls.

All players stepped up to the plate, with many playing their best game to date. Alex Aitkenhead by far the big improver, his enthusiasm in attack and his aggression in defence stepping up a notch or two. Same for Jonah Perea, running and tackling with plenty of vigour and kicking a goal. Talon Kelly saved the day many times and crossed for a try, showing his true speed.

Michael Day and Aron Umback were very solid in the middle, with barnstorming runs and rock solid defence. Doron Morgan, Shawn Ingham and Marcus Riley came on the second half, giving Cooma some very good runs. Sam Williams and Adam Constance also came on in the second, Adam providing some long weaving runs and Sam strong defence. Jake Maddrell followed up from last week, running strongly and defending strongly. Cody Clarke moved closer to the middle and proved he can handle the quicker pace in there. Lachlan Hemphill and James Bannon ran the left and right very well and also made some very good runs and as always defended very strongly. James also scored a try. Tirone Morgan again was very solid, with strong running and hard hitting in defence. Barrett Bannon's passing from dummy half was top class again but this week his defence really shone through. Every player putting in 100 per cent, building nicely for a strong run to the semis. 3pts Talon. 2pts Lachlan.1pt Alex. Players of the Week Tirone and Barrett. Pizza Award to Jonah. Canteen Award to Cody.

Highland Ground Spreading Under 11s


Mainstreet Under 12s

The Mainstreet U12 Cooma Colts played the Queanbeyan Kangaroos in Cooma on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Cooma started well with good defence from several players really having a good go namely Jason Kelly, Alec Miners, Jayden Williams, Ethan Conley, Russell Haylock and Nic Zusak who ran down an attacking player and after several attempts pulled him down short of the line. All defended good throughout the game. Cooma scored first. Saddler took the line on and scored with Tyler converting. Cooma kept the pressure on the opposition attacking the line with some good runs from Tyrone Mason, Josh Sharkey, Colin Kingston, Bryson Clarke, Will Cahill and James McGufficke. Cooma were on the attack with a great kick from Tyler who found one of his runners with Jayden Williams scoring. Cooma came out a bit flat in the second half with the opposition finding players out of position out wide on several occasions and run a couple of quick tries in. Cooma fought hard with another try to Nic Zusak picking up a loose ball and sprinting away to score. The opposition held off a well improved Colts side even though they did not win they had a good moral boost with a major improvement in their game. Final score Queanbeyan 24 Cooma 14.

Franks Butchery and Inspirations Paint Under 13s

The Franks Butchery and Inspirations Paints Under 13 Cooma Colts played the Valley Dragons Green at Cooma Showground on Sunday. The Valley Dragons were the first to cross the line and through mistakes and giving away some penalties, it was not long before they scored their second try and were leading 10 nil. Strong defence from James Hayden, Sean Dixon and Archie "Hitman" Allen, allowed Cooma to gain some possession and enabled Jesse Williams to score a great solo try under the posts which was converted by Remy Oldrey. With new found fight and well led by Remy, the Colts were able to head back up field and Jayden Miners scored out wide to bring the score to 10 all. The Valley Dragons quickly put two more tries back on the Colts, but the boys were not phased and went on to score two more tries of their own to bring the scores to 20 all at half time. Through the weight of possession and the fact that the Colts had no reserves, the boys could not hold out the Valley Dragons, and with the wind in their sails the Valley Dragons went on to win the game 54-20.

The team award went to Jesse Williams, and the team medal went to David Constance for showing how dominant he can be.

Snowy Plains Merino Stud Under 14s

Snowy Plains Merino Stud played Queanbeyan United Blue on Sunday in a great game of football. Bill Zammit scored the first try after racing up the field 50 metres. Queanbeyan then snuck in two quick tries. The continued persistence of the boys saw Liam Rankin weaved his way through the opposition to score and then convert, leaving the score 10 all at half time.

The sun was shining and by half time the boys were exhausted. Queanbeyan came out strong in the second half and scored a few more tries leaving the final score 30 points to 10 points. Great game by all today and picking man of the match was hard, the medal went to Lachlan Jones.

Thanks to Jimmy Harding, Joel Saville and Matthew Chelin for filling in, and Peter Mould for running the water.

Dodd's Hotel Under 15s

A good game was had by both sides with both teams being side by side on the ladder. Both teams started with very strong defence and Cooma proved it by defending the try line well within 30 seconds from kick off due to Cooma knocking on.

Cooma was able to hold their ground and show some fantastic runs. Jake Hedger showed his speed and skill and was able to make a break with great back up from Matthew Chelin Jake was able to pass ball to Matthew and with his speed he was able to score right under the posts, with a successful conversion from Bailey Burke, Cooma leads 6-0. The game proved to be hard and fast with both sides making the same mistakes and showing a lot of tired boys, because neither team had any reserves.

Some fantastic runs where made from everyone especially our forwards Alex Swan and Joel Saville. Charlie Allen worked hard drawing his team to the line, great communication from everyone. Carson Barrett playing his second game back , showed his power in defence and was able to score the second try for the team right in the corner, with an unsuccessful conversion we were still leading 10 - 0, and that's how the score stayed. Valley Dragons just couldn't go over their try line, Cooma Colts were just stronger and played the better game on the day. Medal went to Charlie Allen.

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