Boorowa's league teams suffered a couple of heavy defeats at the hands of Cootamundra at Les Boyd oval last weekend. The Rovers went down by 40-4 with the Bulldogs running in seven tries to one.
In the league tag, Boorowa were kept scoreless for the first time this year going down 26-0 in a tough encounter. Despite the losses, both teams remain confident they can match Cootamundra as no doubt they will cross paths in the big games later in the season.
The Rovers went into the game without a couple of key players but nevertheless had a strong enough team to challenge the Bulldogs. However, the Dogs had skipped out to a 24-0 lead by halftime. To their credit, Boorowa continued to try valiantly and didn't let the game totally blow out even though the final score was 40-4.
For the locals, Nick Stephens was outstanding again picking up three points, Josh Carmody got two points and Ned Evans continues to shine picking up one point. The Players Player went to Josh Carmody.
In other George Tooke shield games Harden 58 beat Burrangong 8, Binalong 18 beat Crookwell 14, UC Stars 36 beat Boomanulla 6 and North Canberra 16 beat Bungendore 10
The Roverettes suffered their first defeat of the season going down 26-0 to the Bullettes. Cootamundra were excellent in defence as the Roverettes threw every attacking weapon they had only to repelled time after time. It wasn't one of their better days but having only lost once this season they are in a sound position on the ladder and should start warm favorites in two weeks against Binalong.
For the Roverettes, Grace Barker again impressed with three points, two points went to Imogen Pye whilst one point went to Rachel Corkery and Lucy Woods. Imogen was voted Players Player after an outstanding game in a losing side.
In other league tag results Harden 96 beat Burrangong 0, Crookwell 32 beat Binalong 4, Gunning 14 beat UC Stars 8 and North Canberra 14 beat Bungendore 10.
Meanwhile in the U19's at Canberra the combined Harden/Boorowa side went down by 42-8 against Gungahlin.
This week sees all teams have a general bye for the long weekend.
After this weekend, the season will head into a long stretch of games without a break with round six of fifteen to be played on June 19 against old foes Binalong at the Boorowa Showground.