FARRER’S First XIII couldn’t put a foot wrong in the first half of yesterday’s University Shield clash with Macksville High at Farrer and then got an early mark in the second half.
The green and golds ran in eight tries in the first half to lead 44-nil and, after posting a couple more four-pointers after the break, the injury toll got too much for the visitors and the game was called off early.
“We played well,” Farrer coach Damian Kenniff said.
“That made the job easier.
“If we had been off our game it might have been interesting.”
The Brady twins, Matt and John, had a field day in the try stakes.
John finished with two, both scored after backing up well from his own kicks.
But brother Matt outdid him in the end with three tries at left centre, including the last of the game.
Farrer created plenty of chances and backed up well, while the kicking game was accurate and any chances Macksville had were well defended.
“I was happy with the way we completed our sets,” Kenniff said.
“We took our opportunities and played smart against a team that could have been dangerous at this time of year.
“Callum Hayne was safe under a few kicks and we nullified everything they tried, which was good.”
The other good news for Farrer is that it has a near full-strength squad for what it hopes will be a charge to the final.
Farrer will now take on Eagle Vale High in the quarter-finals in Sydney.
FARRER 54 (Matt Brady 3, John Brady 2, Brad Cappello, Kyle Avery, Ben Allen, Tremayne Sanbrook, Logan Harris tries, Harris 7gls) d MACKSVILLE 0.