Grand finals in the Bendigo Bank Illawarra and South Coast Group Seven Merged competition have been run and won with nine new premiers anointed at WIN Stadium on Saturday.
The under 13.2’s kicked off the day with three tries to man of the match Jarrah McLeod, who also kicked a goal for a personal tally of 14 points, helping Bomaderry to a 30-20 defeat of Milton-Ulladulla. Drue Johnston also had a double for Bomaderry while Toby Scotcher kicked three goals.
In the 13.1’s, Gerringong’s Jack Quine was judged best on ground after scoring a double while Liam Holland and Dylan Egan also bagged four-pointers in a 24-0 victory over Wests.
Gerringong also triumphed 26-20 in the 14.2’s with Bradley McDonald scoring two tries and Zachariah Rippon, Kalum Whyte (man of the match) and George Michael also got across. Kye McLaren kicked two goals and Rory Lawrence had one.
Man of the match Ben Lavender scored a hat-trick for Collegians in their 36-14 win over Corrimal in the 14.1’s with Joshua Manovski bagging a double.
Culburra got up 16-8 over Stingrays in the 15.2’s with Keeda Meehan, Jayden Brody and Kaleb Stewart scoring tries with Meehan picking up man of the match honours.
In the 15.1’s Talatau Amone and man of the match Phoenix Vetenibua-Finnerty both had doubles in Wests’ 32-18 win over Dapto. Alex Lobb, Giovanni Nassau and Brock Sepulveda also scored tries.
Bronte Girdler was player of the match in the under 16s league tag decider, scoring four tries in a 42-6 win over Woonona. Riley Scott, Tahleah Handcock, Olivia Rutten and Piper Lucas also had tries.
In the 16.2’s Jayden Murphy-Sebbens, Max Feast and Jared Jankovic (man of the match) scored tries in an 18-8 win over Wests.
In the 16.1’s Zach Herring’s two tries were enough to earn man of the match in Collegians 30-24 win over Wests. Jackson Addo, Sean Payne and Dimitri Cantarakis also scored tries while William Kerr kicked five goals.