Xavier wins major rugby cup
XAVIER Catholic College has won the prestigious Under-16 Boys Coast to Country Rugby Cup in Forster.
The team had two hard-fought wins in the Regional Qualifying Tournament at Woodlawn on the way to the finals.
"Our captain, Lewis Allen was declared unfit due to injury," coach Luke Sullivan said.
"In the first final against Port Macquarie, our blindside flanker, Tom Harris was slightly concussed but our boys dominated, winning 12-0."
The entire second match saw Xavier compete against a strong headwind and a determined St Edward's Christian Brothers College, who won 5-0.
The match produced some brilliantly structured forward movements, engineered by half back Sam Lucas.
"That loss inspired our boys against Newcastle High, which I considered one of the biggest and best teams there," Sullivan said.
Newcastle had no answer to the committed Xavier team who won 7-0.
Unfortunately Hamish Fisher literally exhausted himself and was unable to play against Farrer Agricultural High.
The grand final saw Xavier up against St Edwards and the boys were keen to revenge the earlier 5-0 loss. They did just that winning 3-0, thanks to a Dan Boardman penalty goal.