Congratulations go out to all this weekends winning teams
FMG Third Grade Division 2 – Wests Scarborough 8 def Coastal Cavaliers 7
Belt Up Colts Competition – Perth Bayswater 20 def Wests Scarborough 16
Commiserations to Ra, Mason Mikey and the team for fighting to the finish.
It’s not a good feeling coming second at the Big Dance but the whole club is proud of your achievements for season 2019.
To the greater Premier Grade squad you have a lot to be proud of for this years effort, we nearly had 3 teams into the finals but for an administrative SNAFU we may have got there.
Keep your heads held high with what you have achieved, I know Ra, Mason and Keith have high standards to train and play by, but that makes for a more competitive environment.
To Will and Mikey B, hang in there guys being a Reserve Grade coach is tougher than any other, as you are getting squeezed from both sides. I congratulate you both and the team on your efforts this year.
To the Magnificent Third Grade Machine, that first half you looked like a badly tuned V8, spluttering coughing and stalling as the faithful on the sideline willed you on to somehow get back into the game.
The half time speech from an Angry Chris Naylor was like putting a new set of spark plugs in 6.5 liter V8, adding some avgas and tuning the donk just right.
Second half out they came down 23-3 at half time, a questionable advantage call leading to an opposition intercept try 5 min in, Score 28-3, and then the V8 hit top dead center with a 3 degree advance on the timing and for 18 minutes the Thirds played like they were doing 2.3s quarter mile drag runs with flames shooting out the side of the big blue Drag Machine.
31 points in 19 mins is unlike anything I have ever seen on a rugby field, two completely different sides had taken to the pitch and Wanneroo had no answer to what was happening to them.
Thirds you have had a mixed season capped off with a remarkable performance that will go down in Club History as one of the greatest games played by a Nedlands team.
To Blackie and his faithful band of vagabonds and ruffians, a Big thank you for your efforts this season, the senior grades were greatly helped by some of you stepping up and being counted as Nedlands Club Members. hang in their there a some club legends seriously discussing comebacks to help out the “Fly-in Fly-out” Fourth grade in 2020.
I hope everyone had a good time on Saturday and Sunday and hope that most of the players and club members made it home by Monday Morning at the latest.
President Nedlands Rugby Union Football