Union of Lukes for Kingscliffe
WHAT'S in a name? Well if your name is Luke and you go to Kingscliff High School there is a pretty good chance you are in one of the school's rugby union teams.
The school has a plethora of Lukes in its rugby teams - as many as six or seven - and a lot of them are in the thick of the action every week.
The school is having another outstanding year on the rugby field with only its Fester Shield side knocked out so far.
The Open boys' rugby side is into the fourth round of both the Yeates Shield (Country Schools Rugby Union Knockout) and Waratah Shield (Open event). The boys defeated Woodlawn in Lismore in the latest round, beating them 48-7.
"It was quite a brilliant performance - I haven't seen them play better," coach John Waide said.
"They dominated right from the start."
The following Tuesday the boys defeated Grafton High in the Waratah Shield 22-7.
Brett Underwood, Hugh Green and Mitchell Ridgeway all scored, with Rowan Robinson making the only conversion. In the second half Year 10 player Luke Dumas scored a nice try, while Luke Donaldson made a try-saving tackle just before full-time.
The team will now play Bishop Druitt from Coffs Harbour early next term in the next round of the Yeates as the school aims for a triple crown in the event.
The Wyburd Shild team (Year 10) is also into the fourth round (also to face Bishop Druitt). They defeated Woodlawn 33-14 at Woodlawn.
The Buchan Shield (under-15 boys) beat Alstonville 50-0 in their last game with Luke Teamo scoring four tries.