The Rat Report: Under 13s win grand final

Premiers: The triumphant Bomaderry Swamp Rats Under 13 premiership-winning team.
Premiers: The triumphant Bomaderry Swamp Rats Under 13 premiership-winning team.

Bomaderry Swamp Rats reign supreme, the Swampies are the under 13 Premiers for 2017, making it back-to-back premierships.

The players were strong in both attack and defence and played as a team like they have all season.

Centre Drue Johnston played an outstanding game against Milton, scoring for the Swamp Rats after making a break down the sideline to run away and score under the posts and when Jeramiah Welsh converted, it gave Swampies a 6-4 lead.

Powerhouse Jarrah McLeod dominated after he ran 70m down the sideline to also score under the posts and the ever consistent goal kicker Jeramiah converted the try to go into the halftime break with a 12-10 lead.

Drue Johnston made it a double for the game after receiving an of load from Jarrah to charge over the top of the defence and score his second try near the posts.

Toby Scotcher converted the try to take Swampies to an 18-10 lead.

Not to be outdone, the brilliant Jarrah McLeod was smart enough to get the ball in a one-on-one strip only metres from the tryline and charged through the defensive line to score.

He then went on to convert the try himself, taking the lead out further to 24-10.

Jarrah made it a hat-trick for the game and secured the premiership for the Swamp Rats in the last minute of the game.

He put through a chip kick and ran through to collect the ball and score under the posts.

He went on to convert the goal and secure the win as the full-time siren sounded.

This saw Bomaderry 30 defeat Milton 20.

Man of the match went to the master Jarrah McLeod.

Presentation day will be held tomorrow, Saturday, September 16, at Bomaderry Bowling club starting at 11.30am.

The AGM will be held October 16 at Bomaderry Bowling Club commencing 6.30pm.

We would love to see some new faces on the committee.

Registration Day for the Summer Mixed Tag Competition is Wednesday, September 20, at the Bomaderry Sporting Complex from 4pm-5pm.

The summer mixed tag comp will start on Wednesday, October 11, and run until Wednesday, December 13, which is a total of 10 weeks.

It is a mixed comp made up of boys and girls, the games will be 7-a-side 20-minute halves but each team must have a minimum of three girls on the field at all times.

The competition will be split into two age groups –  it is what age you turn in 2017.  

If you turn 8,9,10, 11 & 12 you will be in the Mods. 

If you turn 13, 14, 15 or 16 you will be in the Internationals. Each team can be made up of any of the above ages.

The cost to play in the summer mixed tag competition is $10 per player. Games will start at 4.30pm.