6/29/2012

John I Dent Round 13 Previews


Musashi Match of the Round:
Queanbeyan (5) v Uni-Norths (4) Campese Field, Queanbeyan
First Grade: 3.05pm, Reserve Grade: 1.40pm, Colts: 12.15pm


Queanbeyan have slipped to 5th place on the ladder as a result of their tough and narrow loss to Wests last
Saturday. In a game that could have gone either way, Queanbeyan were unable to secure back to back wins
which would have seen them create a buffer between Uni-Norths and Royals. Queanbeyan have made four
changes this week with Les Makin back from Australian under 20’s duties to strengthen the front row. Chris
Beath will start in the second row, with John Southern playing blindside flanker and Lachlan Freeth slotting
into inside centre.

Uni-Norths have broken their 6 match losing streak with a huge bonus point win over Easts 61-7. Fly half
Tom Gilmore was instrumental splitting the Easts defence on numerous occasions while Captain Bhiamie
Williamson led from the front scoring a double. This comprehensive win has seen Uni-Norths jump ahead of
Queanbeyan on the ladder, setting up a very important and highly anticipated match this Saturday. A win this
weekend for the Owls followed by the bye next weekend will boost their chances of securing a spot in the top
four for the time being.

The last time these two teams played: Round 6, 2012 (Queanbeyan 19- Uni-Norths 14)

Royals (6) v West (2), Phillip Oval, Phillip
First Grade: 3.05pm, Reserve Grade: 1.40pm, Colts: 12.15pm


Wests again had another close encounter, this time with Queanbeyan, going on to win the game 19-16.
Brumbies contracted player Fotu Auelua scored one of the three tries for the Lions and Gus McKerchar
kicked two conversions to secure the three point win. Hoping to continue a four game winning streak, four
changes have been made to take on Royals. Aaron McInnes moves back into the familiar No.8 position after
playing inside centre last Saturday. Other changes include Andrew Parsons retuning to inside centre, Chad
Joseph to open side breakaway and Tom Ruediger onto the Wing.

Royals will be looking to upset second placed Wests this weekend in front of a home crowd at Phillip.
Coming off the bye and just sitting outside the top four, a win this Saturday will boost Royals confidence as
they strive to find consistent form. Blind side flanker Soakai Tai makes a long awaited return for Royals this
Saturday adding size and aggression to the forward pack. Brumbies contracted players Siliva Siliva and
Kimami Sitauti will again turn out for the Royals team this weekend.

The last time these two teams played: Round 6, 2012 (Wests 40- Royals 17)

Easts (7) vGungahlin (3) Griffith Oval, Griffith
First Grade: 3.05pm, Reserve Grade: 1.40pm, Colts: 12.15pm


Easts are at home again this weekend and will be continuing to look for their first win of the season. After a
disappointing loss which saw Easts let in nine tries to one, defence has become an issue. With the inclusion
of Brumbies Contracted players Ben Hand and Jerry Yanuyanutawa in the forward pack, Easts will be hoping
their defensive effort will be improved which will hopefully lead to some free flowing attack. Josh Munro
moves from wing to fullback this week with Lincoln Magee shuffled to the wing position.

Gungahlin will be riding high after last Saturday’s comprehensive win over the previously undefeated
Tuggeranong 29-12 at home. In a game full of tense moments and a standout performance by Brumbies
contracted player and Musashi man of the match Ita Vaea, Gungahlin came away with a bonus point win.
Gungahlin have made four changes this week, with captain Ben McGee shifting from the second row to
No.8, Darragh O’Byrne into the second row, Leigh Watson in from second grade to fullback and James
Lovell onto the wing.

The last time these two teams played: Round 6, 2012 (Gungahlin 29- Easts 10)