Rightio. First something which demonstrates the level of detail your correspondent goes to.
Those whose lips weren’t too “red-wine red” from The Third Half Lunch at The Foreshore on Saturday would have noticed how Jake “the Muss” McKellar takes his penalty punts Aussie Rules style. Which is strange because he didn’t play Aussie Rules as a kid. But upon further investigation it can be revealed that Jake’s grandfather Craig McKellar was a legendary Aussie Rules Ruckman, playing 135 games for Melbourne and Richmond. He also represented both South Australia and Melbourne. So there you go, another piece of valuable rugby trivia.
And apart from Whale and Muzz McLean, there was another legend on the sideline at The Foreshore on Saturday. Our esteemed sponsor Kent Swick brought down a bloke called Lucky who has played rugby for the USA. Lucky wore a belt buckle bigger than most halfbacks. But unfortunately Lucky wasn’t so lucky for Neddies.
In glorious conditions, Neddies took the field against Kalamunda after wins in reserves, thirds, fourths and women’s. Things looked to be going to script for a clean sweep in the first half, with tries to two of the old hands – Shane Hemi and Nate Roberts – giving Neddies a 17-3 buffer at half time.
But while Neddies has made a habit in recent weeks of closing out games late in the second half, the visitors had different ideas. The ever-dangerous Bulls ran in two of their own tries. And suddenly the scores were all tied up at 17-17. Both teams had late shots at goal to snatch the win, but in the end it finished in a draw. There was, however, a record set on the sideline, with Dave Allport managing to talk for the full 80 minutes without appearing to draw breath.
Saturday sees Neddies hit the road again to take on local rivals Cottesloe at Harvey Field.
So get down there and show your colours.
Be there. Be loud. Be proud. Be lucky. GO NEDDIES!!
And in case you missed yesterdays post time is running out to secure your tickets to our Long Lunch featuring MC John McGlue, comedian Paul Martell, All Blacks legend Ali Williams, former Wallaby prop Dan Crowley and more!
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