2016 Langer Reserve Champions
Final Score: Keebra 34, Wavell 4
Try Scorers: Seiuli, Te Tai, Katene-Governor, Scott, Mozer, Sua
Goals: Asi (5/6)
The Langer Reserve boys travelled to Wavell SHS for their final game of the 2016 Langer Reserve competition. After wrapping up the competition 3 weeks ago with a convincing win over Marsden SHS, the boys were still focused on achieving their goal of an undefeated season. Defence was the main focus of the match after Wavell managed to score 24 points last time the sides met (Keebra 40 – Wavell 24). Keebra implemented the “blue wall” into full effect against a strong Wavell side on their home turf and forced several errors on the back of some crunching defence in the first half. This resulted in plenty of good field position which the boys capitalised on and four first half tries saw the boys leading 24-0 at half time. Daejarn Asi was, again, instrumental in attack by putting up mid field bombs so high it started to rain as well as creating opportunities and putting his outside men away for numerous tries. Laurence Tominiko continued his great form and was at his damaging best running for over 10m every time he touched the ball to lay the platform for the Keebra attack as well as being unlucky not to score a try of his own due to a dubious referee call. Laz Sua and Billy Mozer were both extremely damaging on the edges in defence and attack which saw them both cross for tries. The final score ended up 34-4 and it was a great moment to see all of the grade 12 students who are graduating this year take a hit up in the final set of the game and be sent off as undefeated champions.
The Open A’s season continues on and every single member of the B’s squad has more than done enough to warrant selection in the top side should injury or form slumps occur.