Match Reports are written immediately after the game and are a representaion of what happened on and off the field. Other information such as players, reserves, points and scorers are also included along with previous game reports from matches against that team with photographs and videos if available.
AND I WOULD WALK 500 MILES AND I WOULD WALK 500 MORE. EXCEPT I DIDN'T.
Seven strangers in the Keith Pavillion on an early April Saturday. Only one thing it can mean. New Boys!!
So welcome to all those new to Keith and welcome back all those who forgave us last year and the many that years preceded. It's good to have you all drinking Speight's and playing rugby.
Thanks also to Chief and Poacher for remaining at their posts of Coaches and to Trouty for being the "Manager" although Sonny Phil still seems to be doing the same things he's been doing since he retired as manager. But hey ho.
As usual, Poacher and Chief we getting anxious about numbers and then they checked their watches and we still had an hour to go but as happens every time, numbers arrived in time. Some Keiths are still away doing pre-rugby shit and they'll be back in a week or so fit and rearing to go.
The game started as we meant to continue, with Rob JONES slotting a penalty, but naturally, Shirley Not The Wankers came back with a try and some kicking to take out the first half even though Jamie GRIEVE stole a certain try off Pieman AND Bruce. And Lucey, true to form, coughed a try scoring opportunity. Luckily it was caught on video so he can't embellish how many were tackling him.
There were a few instances of argy bargy and a bit of unnecessary handbags which resulted in a few cases of ten in the bin for both sides. Not an auspicious start, but not surprising considering Shirley Not The Wankers are in fact, Wankers.
Second half proved much the same as the first, except Dick Power proved his name and slotted in for an easy try while half the Shirley squad was busy telling Freddy how much they hated his rugby jersey. New Boy Calum (One "L") showed us we have more than one kicker now, since Motu defected over to University.
I know Chief and Poacher are sorry some of the New Boys and the Old didn't get to play, but more numbers is better than too few, right? Later on in the season you'll be glad of a rest when the body starts to show the slings and arrows of the outrageously hard games still to come.
Breen, now starting his third season, has reached the personal milestone of being in the double figures club by reaching 10 games. Frankly, I didn't think you'd ever make. But well done.
Bur today saw the last regular game for Paddy Dempsey who's moving up to the capital to be closer to the seat of governmental power (and prostiutes). We will miss him on the field tremendously. Not so much back in the clubrooms as he didn't appear often. Good luck Paddy.
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Incorporated  29th March 2004 Secretary - John McKEAGE
Affiliated with Christchurch High School Old Boys' RFC (Incorporated  19th October 1960) Secretary - Geoff FALLOON
CLUBROOMS & PLAYING FIELDS
The H.S.O.B. RFC Clubrooms are located at 10 Riccarton Avenue with changing rooms at 5 Ayr Street. Playing and Training Fields at Bob Deans Fields, North Hagley Park and Training Fields at South Hagley Park
Head / Forward Coach - Phil KEARNS Back Coache - Cal DALL
Manager - Peter HADDOCK Keith At Large - Steve JONES Financial Controller - Kristen CURRIE Clothing Officer - Damien BREEN
Social Media Officer - John McKEAGE
2018 Anniversary - Peter HADDOCK
Committee - Isaac ARAPAI, Damien BREEN, Kristen CURRIE, Cal DALL, Peter HADDOCK, Bruce HALLINAN, Steve JONES, Phil KEARNS, John McKEAGE, Bevan WEBB, Kevin WILLIAMS