East Campbelltown Eagles halfback Shannon Gallant 100% conversion rate in today’s match was the difference that earnt them the 36-34 win against the Helensburgh Tigers in the Sydney Shield competition.
Gallant successfully slotted six out of six goals in a match that saw both teams concede the same amount of tries, with a missed conversion by Tigers as a cause for the two-point differential.
The Tigers dominated the scoreboard majority of the game and won the first half battle as they lead the Eagles 16-12 at half-time.
Even coming out of the sheds for the final forty minutes, The Tigers turned it on, with halfback Mitchell McCrae scoring in the first minute back on the field, followed quickly by a try to Eagle Kobe Chamberlain to make the score 22-18 Tigers way.
Tiger William Russell scored his third and final try for the day at the 65th minute just before the Eagles were about to wreak havoc in the final ten minutes of the game.
Alapati Potifara, Johnny Da Silva and Mavoni Tuifua all scored for the Eagles in the timespan of seven minutes at the backend of the second-half and Gallant’s trusty kicking skills ensured they left as winners with a close 36-34 defeat.
Cronulla-Caringbah have defeated Sydney University in a try-for-try thriller at Cronulla High School to the tune of 26-20.
Sydney University were gallant in defeat as they searched for their second win of the season and actually scored the first try through front-rower Tristan Alvarado.
Cronulla-Caringbah answered back almost immediately however when a front-rower of their own Hayden Fepuleai crashed over to create a 6-all ball game when the game was not even 10 minutes old.
The see-sawing event continued when Sydney University scored in the 20th minute, but to the flavour of the game Cronulla-Caringbah were next to score, this time through interchange player Joseph Tramontana.
12-all was the half-time score and it would be Sydney University to open the scoring in the second half when back-rower Jack Boyling nudged his side in front.
A penalty goal to Sydney University pushed their lead out to eight, but tries to Bailey Hayward and Callum Tutauha gave Cronulla-Caringbah the 26-20 win.
Moorebank 50 def Wentworthville 4
Ryde Eastwood 50 def Belrose 6