Keith vs Christchurch C - 20th July 2013
Keith vs Christchurch C
Ground: South Hagley 5
Mark Van GROENEDAAL
Points: 3-0, 8-0, 11-0, 16-0, 18-0, 18-5, 21-5, 21-10, 21-15, 21-17
Tries: Richard POWER, Seamus MRPHY
Conv: Brian GRIFFITHS
Pen: Brian GRIFFITHS (3)
Player of the Day: Rob FOLEY
Most Valuable Player: John LUXTON
Photographs here: http://gallery.keith.org.nz/2013/20130720/Videos here: http://keithrugby.com/keithvideos/2013/20130720.html
THAT'S THE LAST TIME I WANT ANYONE TO CALL ME A 'FUCKWIT' TODAY PLEASE.
It always makes me nervous when the coach wants the boys down at the game earlier than usual. Especially a whole 30 minutes earlier than usual. So many times in the past we've done it for a must win game and came away over prepared and over wrought with ideas about winning that we forgot what to do on the field and came away loosing.
Not this time. We were focused and determined and switched on in all the right places. Except for Toad who didn't warm up correctly and 'pinged' his hamstring within 4 minutes of kick off.
Goober came off then as well, but with a much more legitimate reason. The Doctors at A&E finally said he didn't have a broken jaw, but probably a concussion, which everyone knows, is cured by drinking back at the clubrooms several hours later.
Today was not only a must win game for us, it was a personal milestone for Rob "Poacher" FOLEY who reached 200 Club games (587 points) and we the Keiths, the one remaining playing Cranium and the Club thank and congratulate him for his service, and Sally for letting him out most Saturdays. Well done that man.
Hiss and a roar. That's how we started and that's how we finished the 1st half half. And I suspect that Trouty is re-evaluating how he thins about using Liam. Last 20 impact player or full 80 don't fucking stop smashing up the middle player. It's hard being a coach.
After a wee rugby break, Bravo has bulked up a bit and is proving his skills of old have never left, and in fact the entire squad has woken up and shown their mettle. I think it's because of the Irish influence.
But then, if we can do it, so can Christchurch. And they did. changing their tactics, we took 20 minutes into the 2nd half to work them out and combat them. In that time, however, they scored 3 times and if they had of had a kicker, we would have been screwed. But time, circumstances and shit like that were on our side and the whistle blew with only 4 points between us. It's hard being on the sideline sometimes managing heart attacks and palpitations.
We drank some Lichtenstein beer back at the sheds and then a shit load of Speights at the Club while making fun of the shorter members of the team whenever Sonny Phil's 14 year old daughter came nearby. Shit she's tall. Piez was keen to buy himself a bachelor for the evening, but never had the cash. Good times.
See ALL of you pricks at training.
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