The Broulee Dolphins Under 18s charged into their first match of 2017 season at Captain Oldrey Park today. Western Districts Under 18's travelled down from Canberra to test themselves in a trial match in the lead up to the commencement of the ACTJRU season.
The match was trial format, broken into three fifteen minute periods. The first period was fast paced and high quality rugby. There were no cobwebs after a long off season with Broulee sharp in attack and defence. The newly formed backline shifted the ball with ease as the forwards dominated the breakdown. Both teams crossed the line to head to the first break 5-5. The second period was owned by Broulee. They continued to win the breakdown contest and fought hard to score their second try, taking a 12-5 lead to the break. In the final period, Broulee had strong early possession. However, Wests took the lead on the back of a couple of strong individual tries late in the final period to steal a 22-12 win. Dolphins Coach Michael Nicoletti was delighted with his team's performance. "It was a strong all-around performance from Broulee today" "Our backs used their speed and skill well and the breakdown was dominated by our forwards" "With the ACT Schoolboys trials commencing at the end of April, our boys are showing form at the right time" The Dolphins Juniors will take a break from training over the school holidays and will re-commence on 27th April. Round 1 of the ACTJRU competition is 6th May. There are limited places left in the U10, 14 and 18 squads. For more information and registration go to www.dolphinsrugby.com
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