The Batemans Bay ‘Boars’ attended the annual Kiama 7s tournament on Saturday, now in its 49th year, contesting the Country Cup division which has become a fun but important part of the clubs preparation for the season year on year.
An early 8:15am start against last year’s winners the Goulburn ‘Dirty Reds’ was not ideal as a number of players arrived last minute or after the whistle, and it showed in the opening minutes with a number of basic errors. In a game of what could have been, the boys went down 22 to 14 but were enthusiastic about what they could produce throughout the day.
In their second game against the Molong ‘Magpies’, and with a solid warm-up the players came out firing and raced to a 4 try to nil half time lead. The reserves would finish the job winning 32 to 7.
Last pool game saw us up against local competition in the Jindabyne ‘Bushpigs’. This game was much more stop start and after racing out to a 3 try to nil lead, would eventually win 17 to 5. This would not be enough to progress to the Final though as only the top of each pool would do so, the first game coming back to haunt them.
Goulburn would eventually win the Final of the Country Cup against Kiama, with Shute Shield Club Warringah the winners of the Premier Division competition.
The senior men will now convert their attention to the 15 a side game, travelling to Nowra on the 14th of March for pre-season fixture. We are still on the lookout for a few more players with training continuing Tuesday and Thursdays at Hanging Rock from 6pm.