If your copping that sort of abuse and you go up 22-5 can hardly blame them for firing back, happens on every level of sport so expect nothing less from 16/17 year olds. Was at the game and thought Padua were going to blow them out but Ashgrove put on a forwards clinc in the 2nd half. twenty metre driving mauls, pick and drives and starved Padua of any ball or territory. Thought Padua were shook up by a bit of blue before halftime, either that or just thought they had it won at the half and werent expecting that much of a response from Ash.
Ashgrove #1 who I heard was an Australian schoolboy (can anyone clarify) did more talking than playing, was outplayed by his opposite. Tried to start a fight almost every 5 minutes. Will get what's coming to him
Very much doubt he was an Australian Schoolboy, he had a good crack though and in the end I think that Padua were out off by it all. Ashgrove has avery intimidating home ground. The big grand stand makes it feel all the more real and the support group sing all day long. Though their performances have been waning recently, they are still very much a part of the Ashgrove community with people always talking about the performance of the schools rugby team. Enough to make me watch them instead of my local premier club.
On another note I noticed Ashgrove lost their starting Number 8 in the opening minutes and his replacement was more than apt, extremely impressive forwards display from ashgrove with their loosehead, second rowers blinside flanker and replacement no. 8 putting in some very hard yards.