In a very close game, Butler College reigned supreme with a 16-12 victory over Atwell College in the Struddys Year 8 Grand Final.
A game dominated by defence, Butler scored early to race out to a 6-0 lead. They doubled their first half try tally with a try on half time to extend the lead to 10-0.
Atwell hit back straight from the kick off of the second half, to bring the score to 10-6. A try 5 minutes from time to Butler made it hard work for Atwell to come back, facing a two try deficit.
To their credit, Atwell kept trying all the way to the final whistle, and scored right on the siren, to bring the final score to 16-12.
Thanks to the NRL WA Referee’s Association for officiating the game, and the Fremantle Roosters Rugby League Club for hosting the Finals.
Finally NRL WA would like to Acknowledge and Thank all the Schools and Teachers who continue to support our PlayNRL WA Schools Programs and we look forward to bigger year for Schoolboys Rugby League in 2020