Harden Murrumburrah Junior League, May 16, 2017

Picture: Harden Murrumburrah Junior League facebook page.
Picture: Harden Murrumburrah Junior League facebook page.

THIS Sunday we are hosting representative games Group 9 v Illawarra.

The action is kicking off at 11am – it will be a busy day for the twin towns with many visitors expected to come through the gates  

Local boy Joie Whybrow is playing in the 14s and in the 13s Northern Cooper Cross & Will Fahey, Boorowa, so come up and cheer on the local boys.

  • Under 13: Group 9 Northern  v Illawarra, 11am
  • Under 13: Group 9 Southern  v Illawarra, 12.15pm
  • Under 14: Group 9  v Illawarra, 1.30pm
  • Under 15: Group 9  v Illawarra, 2.45pm


HARDEN/Boorowa Steggles under 7’ played a brilliant game winning against Cootamundra.

Playing against a much larger side, the players never took a backward step.

Try scorers were Phoenix Daries, Billy Fogg, Deklan Friend, Hamish Kennedy, Bailey McKinnon, Angus Whybrow, Ethan Abnett, Justin Woodhead and Tarell Karaitiana Halls.

The coach was happy with the effort from Cooper Downey and Harry McMahon performing extra well.                                                     

Player profile: Bailey McKinnon. More guts than a Bull Ant who's defence and running with the ball is continually improving as the season progresses.


Junior rugby league news.

Junior rugby league news.

HARDEN/Boorowa Carrington Hotel & Crossbuild under 9s gave our team two games and allowed Tamsyn Ritchie to score a hat trick of tries in each.

Tries were also scored by Monica Taylor, Emma Craig and Mickaya Crisp-Zagar, Grace Shea was also great in defense as was Breanna brown and Shadae Crisp-Zagar.

Lowanna Potts and Juliet O’Brien showed grate improvement and it was brilliant to see all our players playing together for the first time this year.


HARDEN/Boorowa Courthouse & David Hinds Builder under 13s had their first Boorowa home game last Saturday against Cootamundra.

The game started very slow for the home team conceding 24 unanswered points before they remembered how to tackle.

A couple of huge tackles from Cooper Cross saw the Bulldogs finally coughing up the ball in good attacking territory and four tackles later Cooper crashed over for a try next to the posts, 24-6 at half-time.

The second half started like the first with Coota scoring two soft tries before the local boys switched on again through some great defence from Beau Abnett and new recruit Jack Kennett out wide.

Cooper took full advantage and crossed for two more tries.

The Bulldogs tried everything to finish our boys off but more great defence saw jack Kennett pounce on a loose ball and bust through a couple of tackles before running 70m to score an excellent try.

Our young guns Dan Canellis and Harvey Gay who stepped up from the under 11s tackled the big boys brilliantly and Nathan Welch, Billy Ward and Jack Innes were strong up front once they switched on.

Fergus Munns, Joe Prosper ran the ball strong whilst Patrick Davis, Hamish Minehan and Jesse Glover were great in attack once we got our fair share of the ball.

Josh Flick has been super consistent all year and got through a power of defence he also got thrown around by the big Coota forwards but got up and smiled at them when playing the ball.

Players player went to Beau Abnett who had a great game in attack but was rock solid in defence. Final score 32-22                                                                                                  


THE Harden/Boorowa Brown Farming, Piesley Transport and Coopers Butchery under 14s, came up against a depleted Cootamundra Bulldogs on Saturday with a dominant 60-8 scoreline.

First half tries to Tobias Piper, Joie Whybrow, 3, and Josh De Mont, 2, saw the side lead 32-0 at the break.

The boys picked up where they left of in the second half with four pointers to Whybrow, 2, Anthony Brown, 2, and James Collins with five goals to Whybrow and two goals to Jacob Piper to round of a successful afternoon the side will now prepare for a tough clash with Kangaroos this Saturday in Wagga

Other Results: Under 10s had a close one winning 18-12, under 11s were beaten on the bell 10-6, under 11 Tag had a good win 24-16, under 13 Tag went down 28-18 and under 15s Tag lost by a couple of tries going down 14-4.