Round 3 U16 Torrens University Cup Match Wraps

Eagles ruck Tom Luck wins the tap against Norwood's Oliver Ormsby. Picture - Hannah Howard

Eagle Rome Burgoyne, son of Power star Peter Burgoyne, kicks one of his two goals. Picture – Hannah Howard


Woodville-West Torrens’ fast start allowed it to cruise to a 46-point U16 Torrens University Cup win against Norwood at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Booting six of the first seven goals of the match, the Eagles established their dominance early to eventually break away to a comfortable 55-point margin by three-quarter time.

Ruck Tom Luck impressed for the hosts with 19 disposals, 19 hit outs and two goals while Jett Hasting (32 disposals, 10 marks, 1 goal) and Rome Burgoyne (21 disposals two goals), the youngest son of Power premiership star Peter, also had an influence.

Norwood’s Anthony Mustaca led the way for his side with 26 disposals and seven tackles while Jacob Newton and James Boffa were also commended for their efforts.

Norwood’s Jacob Newton streaks away with the ball. Picture – Hannah Howard

Glenelg displayed tremendous resilience in earning an eight-point comeback victory against Sturt at ACH Group Stadium.

Despite failing to score in the opening term, the Tigers slowly worked into the contest before blowing the Double Blues away with a 5.0 to 2.1 final quarter.

The Bays’ Archer Rouvray was his side’s best after finishing with 21 disposals, nine clearances and seven tackles while Conor Gluyas (24 disposals, two goals) and Bradley Rowe (five goals) were also crucial contributors.

Sturt midfielder Ned Atkinson was prolific with his 28 disposals and two goals while Harry Willis and Cameron Kelly were also recognised by Double Blues coaches.



Central District stormed to its first win of the U16 Torrens University Cup season with a 59-point triumph against West Adelaide at Hisense Stadium.

With a total of 37 more kicks and 54 fewer handballs, the Bulldogs used their direct style of play to their advantage to lead the inside 50 count by a commanding 52 to 33.

Joshua Reichelt, Mitchell McDonald and Ariel Rothe played their roles for the visitors nicely while teammate Isiah Nettle booted four goals from his 14 disposals.

West’s Noah Baker and Gus Downs battled hard for their team while Angus Liebich again found plenty of the ball to register 27 possessions.

South Adelaide ensured it would remain the only unbeaten team in the U16 Torrens University Cup with a statement-making 70-point victory against North Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

The Panthers’ inflicted the first loss on the Roosters this season by establishing a comfortable six-goal advantage at the first change, which ballooned to 57 points by three-quarter time.

South’s Sid Draper continued his sensational start to the year with 29 disposals, 12 marks and three goals while Phoenix Hargrave also hit the scoreboard from the midfield with a goal to go with his 31 possessions and 11 marks.

North rated Henry Turner (22 disposals) as its strongest performer while Tom Tasker was also prominent for the visitors with 29 possessions, seven clearances and six tackles.


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