Local players do their clubs proud in Group 7 teams

SHOALHAVEN rugby league players were well represented at the 2014 CRL under 14s and 15s championships held in Wagga Wagga from May 10 to 11. 

GOOD FORM: Sam Stevenson plays hard for the under 14s Group 7 representative team.

GOOD FORM: Sam Stevenson plays hard for the under 14s Group 7 representative team.

Berry Magpies players Sam Stevenson, Dean Kinlyside, Lachlan Morris and Ben Mallia, Keneti Carrett from Culburra Dolphins and Austin Thompson from the Bomaderry Swamp Rats all were named in the 20-man under 14s squad to represent Group 7.

In the under 15s Bomaderry’s Drew Gough and Tyson Simpson, Culburra’s Ari Deleperanche and Jayden Kelly, and Sussex Inlet’s Kaha-Nui-Kei Solomona wore the blue and gold for Group 7.

Despite putting in a valiant effort, the under 14s had some tough opponents in Illawarra who won 24-4, and then Group 11, which saw Group 7 go down 34-20 and leave the tournament without a win.

The under 15s played Group 16 on Sunday morning, with Bomaderry’s Simpson and Gough opening the scoring in their Group 7’s 24-12 win.

But that afternoon they could not continue their strong form and went down to VRL 46-10.  

MAGPIES SWOOP: Sam Stevenson, Dean Kinlyside, Lachlan Morris and Ben Mallia from the Berry Magpies line up for Group 7 at the 2014 CRL under 14s and 15s championships. 

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