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Season 2000 Results

Season 2000 started off in a blaze of glory as Macquarie University second division side defeated a depleted UTS side who were last years second division premiers.

Since that first weekend in April the tree frogs have struggled for consistency with several injuries to key players. However the first weekend in May saw a complete turn around with Macquarie picking up a much needed victory over cellar dwellers UWS Nepean 28 - 0.

  Second Division NSWTSRL Ladder

1 UWS Macarthur * 11 9 0 0 2 264 106 33
2 Uni of NSW * 11 7 0 2 2 236 172 29
3 Canberra 12 8 0 4 0 274 199 28
4 Macquarie Uni 12 6 0 4 2 180 156 28
5 ACU 12 6 1 4 1 196 174 27
6 SRA 12 5 2 4 1 248 156 26
7 Sydney Uni 12 5 0 6 1 257 244 24
8 Newcastle 12 0 1 9 2 140 254 15
9 UWS Nepean 12 1 0 11 0 106 414 14

LEGEND P-Played; W-Win; D-Draw; L-Loss; B-Bye; F-Points For; A-Points Against; Pts-Points; *-match deferred till later round

  Round by Round

Round 1

Player's player: Bryan Summerhayes

Round 2

Player's player: Jason Fuller

Round 3

Canberra Uni 20 def. UTS 0
UWS Macarthur 38 def. UWS Nepean 10
ACU 18 draw SRA 18
Uni of NSW 22 def. Macquarie Uni 10
Sydney Uni 34 def. Newcastle Uni 22

Player's player: TK

Round 4

Sydney Uni 25 def. Canberra Uni 22
ACU 30 def. UWS Nepean 6
SRA 26 def. Macquarie Uni 16
Uni of NSW/UWS Macarthur - deferred
Newcastle Uni - Bye

Player's player: Jason Fuller

Round 5

Canberra Uni 12 def. ACU 0
Macquarie Uni 28 def. UWS Nepean 0
UWS Macarthur 30 def. Newcastle Uni 14
Uni of NSW 32 def. Sydney Uni 10
SRA - Bye

Match Report Courtesy of TWT Wednesday May 10, 2000

Brogan hat-trick

MACQUARIE University rugby league team posted its second win of the season after tossing UWS Nepean 28-0 at Ollie Webb Oval last Saturday. Utility Steve Brogan nabbed a hat trick of tries with Robert Gaudiga crossing for two and John Spariegot booting four goals in a great team effort. Nathan Mares and Bryan Summerhayes turned in outstanding games for Macquarie who shut out Nepean with robust defence.

Macquarie's initial win was over last year's Second Division premiers UTS while the team has suffered narrow losses against Macarthur, University of NSW and State Rail Authority. The Students' next fixture is in a fortnight against arch rivals Sydney University.

Player's player: Nathan Mares

Round 6

Canberra Uni 32 def. Newcastle Uni 0
SRA 58 def. UWS Nepean 0
UWS Macarthur 30 def. Sydney Uni 22
Uni of NSW 26 def. ACU 10
Macquarie Uni - Bye

Round 7

Macquarie Uni 18 def. Sydney Uni 10
UWS Nepean 36 def. Newcastle Uni 22
UWS Macarthur 20 def. SRA 12
Uni of NSW 40 def. Canberra Uni 30
ACU - Bye

Match Report - Greg Cumberland

Saturday 20th May saw Macquarie University take on arch-rivals Sydney University at home. The first ten minutes of the game say the Tree Frogs at their attacking best scoring three unanswered tries.

The first try was scored after some good work by the backs. Centre Tim Gauci receiving a great ball from Luke Gavan just on halfway, broke the line before offloading to newcomer Troy Porter who raced in to score. The second try was again scored by Troy Porter, coming off the wing into the centres after an unfortunate injury to Brendan Blaiklock. Porter got a great ball from Jason Fuller before racing around the defence to score, again another try from halfway. The third try was Porters turn to deliver a good pass after great work from both centres and the fullback Bryan Summerhayes. Porter offloaded to Fuller who raced around to score. The try was started by great lead up work by Rob Gaudiaga playing at lock. Rob's value to the side has become evident in the past weeks as he can fill in in the halves, lock,hooker and in the backline. A quick play the ball after a good bust straight up the middle by Gaudiaga was enough to catch the defence napping. An oppurtunistic try to Sydney University saw the Tree Frogs go into the halftime break leading 14-4.

The second half was an end to end affair with both sides dropping plenty of ball with the line wide open. As the bigger forwards from Sydney started to tire the smaller forwards from Macquarie started to find the gaps out wide. Breaks by Gaudiaga, Steve Brogan and John Flint didn't eventuate though a try was disallowed. Another bust by second row sensation Matt Barnes saw him score out wide to put the game out of reach for Sydney University.

The last try for Sydney Uni came late into the game. With Macquarie down to 12 men with Matt Clifton in the sinbin they scored just next to the posts though it looked to be held up by Rob Gaudiaga. The referee awarded the try despite protests from the Macquarie players.

Best on the day were the centres Porter and Gauci and the forwards led by Marchegiani and Hani made ground at will. Special mention should go to fullback Bryan Summerhayes. Summerhayes seems to be getting better and better each game. He made three try saving tackles of which two shouldn't have been made. The last was a special. The big front rower from Sydney broke through a feeble tackle with just Summerhayes between him and the tryline. Showing him the sideline, the fullback made a desperate grab for the jumper and dragged him down just as help arrived to stop a certain try. Summerhayes was safe at the back the whole game and continually pressured the defence.

Overall not a brilliant win but the first half set it up for the Tree Frogs.

Players player: Troy Porter

Best and Fairest:
Bryan Summerhayes: 3 points
Troy Porter: 2 points
Rob Gaudiaga: 1 point

Round 8

Macquarie Uni 20 def. Newcastle Uni 0
ACU 18 def. UWS Nepean 4
SRA 20 def. Uni of NSW 8
Canberra Uni 32 def. Sydney Uni 26
UWS Macarthur - Bye

Round 9

Macquarie Uni 32 def. SRA 16
ACU 32 def. Newcastle Uni 22
Sydney Uni 24 def. UWS Nepean 8
UWS Macarthur 28 def. Canberra Uni 16
Uni of NSW - Bye

Match Report - Greg Cumberland

Tree Frogs extend winning streak!

Saturday 3rd June saw the mighty Macquarie Green Tree Frogs extend their unbeaten run to four wins with a 32 -16 win over State Rail at Peter Hislop Oval. In a tough first half both teams went into the break locked at 10 all. Macquarie's first two tries were scored by Tim Gauci and Matt Clifton.

The second half saw a much more committed attack by Macquarie outscoring the home side four tries to one, Rail's last try coming when Macquarie had two men in the sin-bin.

The try of the match was a brilliant individual effort from Steve Brogan. After a break down the right side by centre Tim Gauci, Steve Brogan broke into space with only the winger to beat. Coming close to the sideline Steve chipped ahead, ran out of the field of play to go past the winger and then dived under the legs of the fullback to score a brilliant try.

The three other tries in the half were scored by five eight Luke Gavan, his try coming from a quick pass from Daniel Crute after a mistake by the Rail fullback from a bomb. A kick across field brought another try to evergreen lock John Flint who was in the right spot at the right time. The third try was by replacment fullback Michael Nahkle returning to the team after missing last season through injury.

Jason Fuller converted 4 from 7. Best on the day were Tim Gauci, Steve Brogan and in his last game for the club this year prop Christian Marchegiani

Player's player: Christian Marchegiani

Round 10

SRA 20 def. Newcastle Uni 0
UWS Macarthur 16 def. ACU 4
Canberra University 34 def. UWS Nepean 14
Uni of NSW 24 def. Macquarie Uni 18
Sydney Uni - Bye

Player's player: Steve Brogan

Round 11

SRA 54 def. UWS Nepean 0
UWS Macarthur 50 def. Uni of NSW 0
Macquarie Uni 24 def. Canberra University 20
ACU 28 def. Sydney Uni 12
Newcastle Uni - Bye

Player's player: Jason Fuller

Round 12

Uni of NSW 48 def. UWS Nepean 10
UWS Macarthur 28 def. SRA 12
Canberra University 28 def. ACU 16
Sydney Uni 50 def. Newcastle Uni 28
Macquarie Uni - Bye

  Last updated 12-July-00

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