Chanel College shuts out spirited Tannum Sands side
RUGBY LEAGUE: Chanel College dominated Tannum Sands High School 22-0 on Wednesday to play off for the upcoming prestigious rugby league GIO Schoolboy's Trophy.
The slick Chanel College back line kicked into gear creating two first-half tries with quick passing after some hard lead up work by the forwards.
Bailey Audet opened the score for Chanel and Lachlan Pacheco followed afterwards with goalkicker Lyncoln Rebel converting the first try.
The half-time score was 10-0 to Chanel and the team came out in the second half hungry for more points.
Chanel kicked off the second half with Nick Holmes crashing over for a four-pointer and Rebel finished with a conversion extending the lead to 16-0.
Tannum Sands came close to getting points on the board but Chanel's strong defence, led by its forwards, kept them tryless.
Several times players on both teams were passionate about the game and placed great value on trying to dominate the ruck.
Versatile Chanel player Ronan McGuire skirted down the sideline on the last pass of the game to score in the corner just before the final whistle was blown.
Rebel slotted the conversion to seal the victory.
Chanel coach Chris Andersen was happy with the win but remained realistic with team improvements required for the next game.
"Always happy with a win. We are in the rugby league GIO Trophy competition and need to work on our fifth-tackle options," he said.
The GIO Trophy is played by Queensland Secondary Schoolboys and provides an opportunity for local schools in a state-wide competition.
Tannum Sands coach Rob Paul was glad the team had a go against its strong opponents.
"We didn't play our best game and Chanel deserve to go through, but the Tannum boys had heaps of fun," he said.