GOOD LUCK ST DOM’S – NRL SCHOOLBOY CUP
ST DOM’S V ST GREG’S
Excerpt from The Daily Telegraph Article – 27 July 2022
The game will be live streamed from St Gregory’s College by KommunityTV at 1pm.
St Dominic’s captain Liam Ison will be torn apart from teammates, as this week’s Peter Mulholland Cup draw pits him against state mates at St Gregory’s College.
Ison, along with four St Greg’s players including Tom Fletcher, Charlie Guymer, Heath Mason and Tom Fisher, represented NSW Combined Catholic Colleges at the Australian Secondary Schools Championships earlier this month.
Even though St Dominic’s only fielded one player in that side, the school is yet to lose a game and will be determined to make it a clean sweep in Thursday’s final round clash.
St Dominic’s coach Kyle Churchill said his side would be steeled by the opportunity to play in the ‘colosseum-like feel’ of St Gregory’s home turf.
“It can be a bit of an intimidating task for some, but we’ve spoken about that and we’re excited to go down there and take the game away from them in front of their home crowd,” he said.
St Dominic’s squad will be a little different than usual, with Uaale Elisara and Bayden Moran out with injury. The latter played a crucial role in securing their last win against Hunter Sports High.
St Gregory’s forward leader Tom Fisher will make his return to the Peter Mulholland Cup to face off against St Dominic’s. Picture: David Swift
Back from injury, the return of second-rower Tom Fisher will only bolster St Greg’s already strong line-up.
He was missing from the school’s opening round game, which saw them handed a shock 24-18 loss by Hunter Sports.
St Greg’s coach Tom Morrison said he was “pretty disappointed” with the teams’ “ridiculously poor completion rate” against Hunter.
Their preparations have included going back to basics and, with the assistance of academic high-flyers Fletcher and Guymer, they have done a 180 and are now “running at full steam for the first time this year.”