Round 3 Wrap

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Round 3 Wrap

Dear Southern Districts One Club 2012,

What a day- the sun was shining and the birds were signing and Forshaw Rugby Park hosted 5 grades of rugby, while the colts headed to the seaside of the peninsula to Manly.

The results at Forshaw were:

5th grade- lost 19-12
4th grade- lost 29-19
3rd grade- WON 20-17- in the last minute
2nd grade – lost 42-11
1st grade- lost 42( 6 tries) 41( 7 tries) 2 bonus points and running 3rd on 12 points

While over at Manly the colts had a mixed bag:

3rd grade colts -  lost 24-18- bonus point loss 2 weeks in a row
2nd grade colts -  WON 32-19- bonus point for 4 tries- our spies say it was a great team effort- Well done Alex and the boys
1st grade colts  - lost 46-16- down 22-16 but the boys are coming up against some good sides and have a few good players up in grade at the moment.

With the ABC TV  in town it was a great day on and off the field and Forshaw was bathed in sunshine while a great crowd was entertained by 13 tries in a point a minute. While the Rebels didn’t get the win they certainly gained some fans by providing some great attacking raids and no doubt scored what will be rated as the best try of the season- a length of the field effort with Nicky Price, Rohan Saifoloi and Brackin Karauria – Henry finishing it off and had the crowd on their feet.

Not to be outdone the lower grades also showed that attack is also high on their priority list with some dazzling tries. Some of the star performers early in the day were Marc Leabeater who played in 5ths, 4ths and 3rds in his first game at the club for 3 years; Jordan McGregor who played 3rds, 2nd and 1sts while it’s great to see Andrew (horse) James back on the paddock for the Rebels. A special mention to the reserve referee in 5th grade- well done Rob and the boys appreciated you stepping up and taking over the injured ref.

Off the field we would like to recognise a couple of hard working volunteers of our great club. To Grahame (Kid) Langford, Neil “titch” Swayne and John( windscreens)  O’Brien for running the line in lower grades each week. This is a competition requirement both at home and away and these lads are qualified and do a great job each week – without you the game can’t go on- so thanks lads. The colts have gathered together a great off field team led by Ben Janssen who has done a magnificent job with the registrations and collection of player subsidies. Ben has had great support form Glenn (pooky) Simpson, Thomas Sa’u  and Anthony (TC) Chalmers - you guys are doing a great job and the colts boys and coaching staff as well as the club certainly appreciate your efforts- while we welcome new comer Barkell- dad of James our colts head coach

Next week the grade are off to Coogee to battle the Wicks while the colts will be at home. The first game at Coogee will be the fighting 5ths at 9.45am and the first game at Forshaw is 3rd colts at 12.15pm.

A couple of dates for the diary

Saturday 12 May – vs. Sydney Uni ABC MATCH OF THE DAY and SDRC juniors recognition day
Saturday 2nd June- vs. Penrith – LADIES DAY- groovy baby is the theme
Saturday 23rd June- vs. Easts- BACK TO PORT HACKING DAY. ABC MATCH OF THE DAY - This is a 1pm kick off due to the test match against Wales being a 3pm start at the SFS.

Don’t forget- if you haven’t joined yet -it’s never too late– its easy just click here to become a member or look the part in the 2012 polo shirt or for the executive Rebel – the 2012 tie is not to be passed up. With all the TV exposure coming up it could be a good opportunity to become a sponsor and get that all important media coverage!!!!!

On a sad note the club wishes to pass on its condolences to Keith and Rob Fleming (our match day filming team) whose mother passed away on Friday 27th April . We also pass on our condolences to Grant O’Neil (Grants engraving) and his family for the recent passing of his father. Our thoughts and wishes are with you .

Craig Hawkings
General Manager
Southern Districts Rugby Club

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