Barker scored two tries to one but lost 16/13. Good quality game where the size of Marist in the 1st half gave way to a more up beat tempo by Barker in the 2nd half. Some stout defense by both sides. Barker a tad unlucky with crossing the Marist line twice in the 2nd half only to be held up. A penalty at the death for offside (the first of the game) gave a valiant Marist team a good win.
Knox 45 defeated St Pats 21 (7 tries to 3). The halftime score was 21 - 14 to St Pats. Knox looked to be shifting sides - a lot of 3rds in the 2nds and 2nds in the 1sts. They also looked to missing a couple of players. Knox ran the ball a bit and looked to be more backs orientated than forward based. St Pats were enthusiastic and willing. They looked quite a well balanced side with some size in the forwards and backs. They did well in the line outs.
The seconds was was by Knox around 50 to nil.
It was a pleasant way to send a morning out at Strathfield.