SATURDAY was a good day for the Bega Roosters Minor Rugby League Club.
With two teams competing for the under 11s and under 16s honours, the club came away with the crown in both match ups.
The under 10s had a flying start to see them come away winners 46-24 over Moruya-Tuross, while the under 16s in a tightly contested game overcame the Tathra Sea Eagles 30-8
The headline act, under 16s match, shaped up to be the biggest of the day and did not disappoint fans.
Both teams took the field with heavy hit-ups and blazing runs exciting the crowd.
James Bower-Scott led the way for his team early on with an excellent kicking game.
Both teams scored early, but Tathra missed the kick, while Bower-Scott’s boot was on the mark taking Bega to a 6-4 lead.
It was the Sea Eagles to strike next, but were again unable to convert their efforts taking a narrow 8-6 lead nearing half time.
The Duncans, James and Mitch, were working overtime for the Roosters, throwing themselves into tackles.
Meanwhile, Tathra’s attack was working overtime, with forwards Connor Car and Irah Schilling-Messariti launching some inspirational runs.
Tathra looked a strong contender for the win leading to half time, but it was a blistering second half showing from the Roosters that would deny the Sea Eagles.
Into the second half, both teams gave away some unfortunate errors that saw them lose possession in their defensive zones.
It was a blitzing run from Bower-Scott through the ruck which saw him break through the Sea Eagles line to put the Roosters back in control.
He converted his own to widen the gap to 12-8.
Bega quickly followed it up with another try after regathering the ball on a clever attacking kick.
The Roosters got back into the attacking half again and were awarded a penalty on the Sea Eagles’ 30-metre line.
Bega opted for a kick, which missed, but were then awarded a second penalty and took the kick once more.
Bower-Scott nailed it through the posts and the Roosters led 18-8.
From the restart the Roosters regathered the ball in a stunning play down the right wing.
Back on the attack, Bega made no mistake spreading the ball wide for each of its tackles that sent play soaring down the left wing to cross the line.
With the conversion successful the Roosters looked commanding at 24-8.
The Roosters continued their onslaught as the clock counted down, taking advantage of every error they could.
The fullbacks were strong picking up every Tathra kick and running straight back to attack.
Bega’s Marty Scott-Thomas dived over the line down the left wing to seal the deal.
Bower-Scott added the extras and at 30-8 it was all she wrote.
Meanwhile in the under 10s it was two standout performances that saw the young Roosters post the biggest score of the day.
Noah Murray and Matt Wheatley slammed down a handful of tries each in the Roosters 42-24 smashing of the Moruya-Tuross Sharks.
The Sharks took the kick and in the very first set Noah showed his skill with a blinding run across to the right wing, which saw him dodge the entire defensive line and post the early points.
As the Roosters regathered, Noah went in for an early second.
Then Matt got his own across the line.
By half time the Roosters led 32-0.
However, in the second half the Sharks put on a determined effort and pulled the Roosters back to 32-24.
With only minutes to go the Roosters held off the Sharks attack and regained possession.
Matt crossed again to claim a hat-trick of tries and Noah crossed for his fifth taking the Roosters to a full-time score of 42-24.