Butchers exact revenge on Barracudas


The J&K Butchers recorded a big win in the first round of the new Senior Touch competition on Thursday and exacted revenge for their grand final loss last season.

Their game last week against the DC & C Barracudas was a replay of the 2022 grand final but this time the tables were turned with J&K Butchers giving the DC & C Barracudas a 19-7 hiding.

Sarah Morley led the scoring for the Butchers touching down for four tries in the first half and another in the second half to contribute a total of 10 points to her team’s winning tally. (Female tries are worth two points.)

The Butchers other try scorers included Zac Broughton (2), Kai Taylor (2), Molly Carter and Tadgh McMullen.

Ashton Dietrich (2), Seb Best, Elodie Manns and Peta Woods scored for the Barracudas.

Red Hot Chilli Steppers started their season off on the right foot with a comprehensive
15-6 win over Haymans Snowflakes.

The Chilli Steppers were quick out of the blocks and by half time had a 6-1 lead before Haymans Snowflakes had warmed up.

The Snowflakes put on a better showing in the second half scoring five points to the Chilli Steppers’ nine points.

Best and Fairest points went to Gerald Mackey (Chilli Steppers), Sosie Barton (Haymans Snowflakes) and Loma Atuau (Chilli Steppers).

Last season’s B Grade winners, DJW Dingoes resumed this season where they left off last season, on a winning note.

They trounced the new team in the 2023 competition, Gold Bars, winning 17-1.

The Dingoes shared the scoring around with seven of their team members scoring tries, with three players, Jayde George, Bridgette Negfeldt and Bethany Smith, scoring doubles.

Troy Knight was the lone try scorer for the Gold Bars.

The closest match of the round was played out between the Phat Athletes and the Rusty Snails with Phat Athletes finishing with a 6-3 win.

Returning to the side after a few years absence, Todd Fugar scored twice for Phat Athletes with Amie Hill, Kai Greenwood and Matt McBride crossing for a try each.

Alec Fraser, Jason Hampel and Nathan Prince scored a try each for Rusty Snails.

Rusty Snails’ players Ethan McLeod and Lisa Dormer shared in the referee’s Best & Fairest points with Fugar.