Two from two: Collegians in promising start to season

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The Campbelltown Collegians are the surprise pack of the Macarthur Conference rugby league competition after winning their first two matches.

Backing up for another season after a disappointing entry into the premiership last year, the Collies downed the Oakdale Workers 20-18 at Bradbury Oval yesterday.

In round one Collegians scored a big away win over Narellan Jets to kick off the new season in style.

Now they share the lead on the premiership ladder with four points.

However, the Campbelltown club are actually the only first grade side to have won both its games.

The other two teams sharing the lead, Mittagong Lions and the Thirlmere Roosters, have played just one game and had the bye as well.

At the other end of the ladder there are also three sides sharing the cellar on zero points from their first two matches: South West Goannas, Narellan Jets and -here’s a bit of a surprise – Picton Magpies.

Camden Rams and The Oaks Tigers are in fourth and fifth pot with three points each.

These two had a draw when they played each other in the opening round but won their respective games on the weekend.

East Campbelltown bounced back from its first round loss to win the big Campbelltown derby against the Kangaroos 32-16 at Waminda Oval on Sunday.

The Eagles were only leading 14-12 at half time but went on with it in the second half, scoring a total of seven tries for the match.

The competition goes into a break this weekend for the Easter holiday and returns a week later for round three.


The Oaks Tigers 24 def Picton Magpies 22

Campbelltown Collegians 20 def Oakdale Workers 18

South West Goannas 6 Camden Rams 80

Thirlmere Roosters 60 def Narellan Jets 10

East Campbelltown Eagles 32 def Campbelltown City Kangaroos 16

Bye: Mittagong Lions

Photo courtesy Warren Gannon Photography

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