First XV - had a bye this week
Second XV - St Kevins 19 def. Marcellin 17
The Second XV played their match away at the prestigious Toorak grounds. Marcellin started very well scoring the first try with a superb run from Weston who scored the try which was converted by Grundy. It didn't take long however for St Kevins to break back and they scored two tries in quick succession with only one converted taking the score to 12-7 to St Kevins. When they scored again one would have forgiven the boys for dropping their heads but this was far from the case. With the score now 19-7 to St Kevins the Marcellin boys started to put some great phases of play together and were rewarded with two tries. They went unconverted and left the game poised at 19-17 going into the final 5 minutes of the match. Marcellin were by now playing the better rugby and had St Kevins camped on their try line. We were rewarded with a couple of penalties which were taken quickly as they played on in the hope of scoring that final try. St Kevins defence was resolute and held us out. The final attack was repelled and the whistle blew. The one that got away....
The Weary Dunlop Shield
U15's - Marcellin College 53 def. Ivanhoe Grammar 0
A very dominant display of rugby as this game was eventually called off by IGS under the mercy rule.
U13's - Marcellin College 24 def. Ivanhoe Grammar 12
This was a very different IGS side to the team that had gone down to Marcellin 65 - 0 at Chelsworth Park a few weeks earlier. The Marcellin boys had to play some good team rugby to win this match.
Tries to Kairouz x 2, Maharaj and Licastro
Conv. to Maharaj and McCormack
Best Back: Michael Toniolo
Best Foward: Michael Licastro
Best Team player: Connor Sinclair
Best Player: Zac Vitalos
Marcellin retain the Weary Dunlop on an aggregate score of 77 - 12.
U14's - Marcellin College 45 def. Scotch College 17
The score line doesn't perhaps reflect the ebb and flow of this match. First, Marcellin scored two converted tries, and then Scotch were let right back in the game with two quick tries from them. With the score at 14 - 12 in Marcellin's favour it was still evenly poised. However, then the boys played a team game scoring freely until letting Scotch cross their line close to to full time.
Best on Ground:
Leo Rusher - 3 points
Andrew Whelan - 2 Points
James Iakovidis - 2 points.