Jet’s jolly spectacular try helps secure grand final win
BARNSTORMING Jet Duval has paid the ultimate tribute to his Casino RSM Cougars under-12 teammates after helping them secure Group One Junior Rugby League grand final success.
"These guys are like a family to me," he said.
Twelve-year-old Jet was one of the stars of his team's triumph over Lennox Head, racing about 30m and holding off would-be tacklers to score a superb try in his team's hard-fought 10-0 triumph.
The Casino West Public School pupil said he was delighted with his efforts in front of hordes of cheering parents and supporters at Lennox Head's Williams Reserve, which helped seal a third successive grand final victory for his talented team.
"I didn't think I would get there," he said.
"I just tried to keep running and palm off (the tacklers).
On Saturday, deciders were played in the different age groups to end the 2013 season.
Jet said his team's victory was built on solid foundations.
"I think our defence was really good," he said.
"We have got a really good coach, we played really well - we've got everything.
"I'm just really happy."
Jet thanked everyone who has assisted the Cougars this season.
Among the other winners in the various age groups were Ballina Blue under-13s, Casino under-14s, Kyogle's under-15s side and Marist Brothers in the under-16s.
- Under 10s: South Grafton 34-18 Lennox Head
- Under 11s: Northern United 6-12 Grafton
- Under-12s: Casino 10-0 Lennox Head
- Under-13s: South Grafton 20-30 Ballina Blue
- Under-14s: Lennox Head 8-10 Casino
- Under-15s: Marist Brothers 12-36 Kyogle
- Under-16s: Marist Brothers 24-6 Clarence Coast.