Good Shepherd teams take out finals

Good Shepherd Lutheran College open girls and U13 boys teams have taken out their respective divisions of the Sunshine Coast Schools Rugby finals.

The open girls put on an impressive display against Nambour Christian College to successfully defend their title last Wednesday.

Undefeated all season, the girls saved their best performance for the final.

Mim Waterman made several strong runs through the Nambour pack, and quick balls to Codi Dalley set up several attacking opportunities for the speedy backline. Ariane Odore, at outside centre, didn’t make a mistake as she wove her way past the defence.

Kiani Cleveland crossed in the last minutes to secure the game 17-0.

Good Shepherd’s U13 boys gave away a considerable height advantage to their Chancellor State College opponents, but this proved to be no obstacle as the team stood tall in all other areas in what was a close encounter.

After defending for the first 10 minutes Good Shepherd scored a breakaway try through Matt Allen. The Good Shepherd boys continued to tackle hard and forced several turnovers.

Richard Martin made several breaks from scrum, half cutting through the Chancellor back line to score a try early in the second half. CJ Rutherford counter-attacked well from full back.

Defence was the key, with the whole team working together to restrict Chancellor to one try.

Good Shepherd Lutheran College ran out 12-7 winners.

The wins capped off a successful year for Good Shepherd Lutheran College rugby.

Term 2 also saw the U15 boys team win their final and last term, Year 12 student and college captain, Daniel McGhee, was selected in the Queensland Schoolboys Team.

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