CHEVALIER’s First XV notched up its third win of the season with a 41-7 thumping of Blue Mountains Grammar on Saturday.
Playing back at home after the bye last week, it didn’t take long for Brisbane Broncos league recruit Daniel Alvaro to cross the line after breaking through half a dozen hapless Grammar defenders.
Blake Hamilton crossed the line minutes later, before another Alvaro try gave the home side a 17-0 halftime lead.
Firsts coach Peter Reeves said it was always going to be tough for Grammar to come back in the second half.
“We just ran away with it after halftime,” Reeves said.
Will Norrie, Corey McIntyre, Rhys Allan all scored in the second half, while Alvaro added another try to bring his tally for the day to three.
The match could have been a whitewash but for a lucky Grammar try and dying minutes to bring some respectability to the scoreline.
Reeves credited strong support play for Chevalier’s big win.
“The boys have been working hard on their support play, and working to build a platform from which to attack,” he said.
Reeves said Rhys Allan and Will Norrie both worked tirelessly on the field all day.
This Saturday Chevalier takes on Central Coast Grammar away, in what Reeves said would be a tough match up.
“Central Coast have a strong forward pack and a really strong backline,” he said.
“Even though we beat them in the semi-final last year we’re still going to be working hard because it will be a tough game.”
Alvaro re-signed with the Broncos last year for two years.
He played with fellow Mittagong Lion star Matt Thorpe at the Easts Tigers in the Mal Meninga Cup, which is the northern equivalent of the SG Ball, this year.
It is understood the club want the 102kg forward to re-locate to Queensland after finishing school.