Kildare controls tens tournament convincingly

RUGBY UNION

KILDARE Catholic College produced an overwhelming result in the Southern Inland Rugby Union high school tens tournament yesterday to celebrate victory in both divisions.

Stamping its place as the premier rugby union high school in the region, Kildare claimed a 26-12 victory over Griffith High School in the year 7-8 final before romping to a 28-7 win over Tumut High School in the year 9-10 competition.

A massive total of 24 teams converged on Conolly Rugby Complex yesterday for the annual high school competition which celebrated the highest numbers since its inception.

Beating out about 300 players for the honour, Kildare stars Jake Gaynor (year 7-8) and Hayden Ashcroft (year 9-10) were named player of the final in their respective divisions.

SIRU 10s ... Mater Dei Ben Melton pins the ears back when he spots the line. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Mater Dei Ben Melton pins the ears back when he spots the line. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Damiel Johnston (Yanco) goes in for a try against Sacred Heart Cootamundra. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Damiel Johnston (Yanco) goes in for a try against Sacred Heart Cootamundra. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ...red Heart's defence Ryan Connell and Harrison Howse face a stampeding Damiel Johnston (Yanco) going for his try.  Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ...red Heart's defence Ryan Connell and Harrison Howse face a stampeding Damiel Johnston (Yanco) going for his try. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Kildare's Jake Gaynor goes in under the posts. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Kildare's Jake Gaynor goes in under the posts. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Kildare's Jake Gaynor goes in under the posts. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Kildare's Jake Gaynor goes in under the posts. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Mater Dei's Corey Toole makes a great diving effort to tackle Kildare's Zac Parker. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Mater Dei's Corey Toole makes a great diving effort to tackle Kildare's Zac Parker. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Kildare's Connor McCaulay goes in for a try.  Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Kildare's Connor McCaulay goes in for a try. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Mater Dei's Nick Murphy goes in for a try despite the efforts of TRAC's Theo Metcalfe. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Mater Dei's Nick Murphy goes in for a try despite the efforts of TRAC's Theo Metcalfe. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Picture: Michael FrogleySIRU 10s ... Mater Dei's Nick Murphy goes in for a try despite the efforts of TRAC's Theo Metcalfe. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Picture: Michael FrogleySIRU 10s ... Mater Dei's Nick Murphy goes in for a try despite the efforts of TRAC's Theo Metcalfe. Picture: Michael Frogley

TRAC's James Muir puts Mater Dei's Matt Smith on his back with a good tackle

TRAC's James Muir puts Mater Dei's Matt Smith on his back with a good tackle

TRAC's James Muir puts Mater Dei's Matt Smith on his back with a good tackle

TRAC's James Muir puts Mater Dei's Matt Smith on his back with a good tackle

SIRU 10s ... TRAC's James Muir. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... TRAC's James Muir. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... TRAC's Harry Perryman. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... TRAC's Harry Perryman. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Ben Keith (WWHS) gets around TRAC's Will Kirkpatrick to go in for a try. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Ben Keith (WWHS) gets around TRAC's Will Kirkpatrick to go in for a try. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Jaidyn Wild (WWHS) gets around TRAC's Sam Bower to go in for a try. Picture: Michael Frogley

SIRU 10s ... Jaidyn Wild (WWHS) gets around TRAC's Sam Bower to go in for a try. Picture: Michael Frogley