Round 4 Wrap – Dukes vs Terrey Hills @ Terrey Hills

Round 4 saw the Dukes travel to the outskirts of Sydney for their match against the Terrey Hills Wolves.  The Dukes coming of 2 narrow defeats were looking for their first win and Terrey Hills looking to consolidate their position in the middle of the table after a mixed start

The game started with both sides going up and down the field, but the Dukes were getting on top after about 10 minutes, grinding down the Wolves, with some strong forward running and great set piece.  

Turn overs were common from a held up maul and the Dukes tight 5 controlled the game.  
Some great kicking from the halves and strong running and great hands from the backs put Terrey Hills to the sword, and at half time it was 29 – 0  

A 5 minute lapse and ball watching in the 2nd half let the Wolves get over the line, but all in all the Dukes followed the plan and did the job they went to do.  Final score 48 – 7 on a hot Sydney afternoon.

Dennis Lee got back into his 2012 try scoring form, with 4 tries in the game, 1 each going to Captain Tom O’Connor, Fly half Aaron Nunn, Utility forward Mick Hodgetts, and Centre Luke Greer. Aaron Nunn 3 conversions and Joel “Junk Yard” Smith the 1 conversion.

Players coming back from injury this week, Alex Schulz and Ryan Bowring.  Great to see you back in Dukes colours, and for Ryan, his first competition cap as a Duke after moving from Oatley.

Also 2 others getting their first Caps for the Dukes in James Tesoriero and Justin Rahuba.  
James playing his first senior game of rugby after playing Juniors with Coogee, and Justin making the big move from Atlanta Georgia, plays in his first game of rugby ever.  Great to have you guys at the Alexandria Dukes.

Around the grounds

The Meldrum cup has had its usual ups and downs with some clubs going from big winners to big losers from week to week.

But Round 4’s biggest result of the weekend was down at CA Redmond Oval.  It had 86 points scored and no winner.  The draw looks to be a Subbies record with a 43 all draw.

Next week the Dukes take on the Cloey Blowies and it should be a hard encounter, with Clovelly showing some great form in most of their games thus far.

The game will be at McKay Oval No.2, Centennial Park and kick off will be at 3:15.

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