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Keith vs Burnside D4
Ground: Burnside Park 7
Time: 2-45pm Team List
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May I just say first up, this relatively young Burnside Team are a credit to rugby, their club and to themselves. Getting your arse kicked every week can be an awful thing, but these guys keep smiling, keep playing, keep taking every opportunity to pounce on a mistake by the opposition, and when it's all over, they have a beer and chat about rugby, life and shit. I was impressed.
During the week, I had this nagging thought in the back of my head that based on Burnside's current form, we'd simply switch off and treat the game as a forgone conclusion. And we know how that attitude can backfire. Even international teams can get into the wrong head space. I am however, extremely glad to report that Keith had a game plan, had focus and had the right desire to win by scoring tries not by waltzing past the opposition, but by working the ball, working the mauls and working the play. Which is how it's supposed to be done. I was impressed.
Looking at the score sheet should tell you all you need to know about who was in the right places at the right time, but others who not always get their name on that scoring sheet, did their part and made others look good. When you've got an average age of over 35½, we weren't short of experience (10 centurions on the field), but it was the newer rugby recruits who still impact on the team. Brad and Alan on the wings put it some excellent runs with Jared following through with a try. Tom wanted a 100% kicking record, but missed 1, then got 1 but had it disallowed so he ended up with 6 out of 9. And Cal got 2 out 2 to show how it's done. Not that he was skiting or anything.
A warm welcome back to Keith Rugby to Stewart Rankin for his second Keith game. His first being over 20 years ago. Once a Keith, always a Keith. Perc popped his boots back on again and we hope to see more during the season, but notably absent was my son, Dick and Piez. I'm sure they were all at a fitness and skills camp preparing for next week.
There was too much good shit happening on the field to be fair to everyone in this report, so I'll finish up by saying what a fantastic job everyone did and it was simply the best game of footy this year. And not because of the score, but the manner in which we reached the final score. Well done everybody.
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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
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Committee - Isaac ARAPAI, Damien BREEN, Kristen CURRIE, Cal DALL, Peter HADDOCK, Bruce HALLINAN, Steve JONES, Phil KEARNS, John McKEAGE, Bevan WEBB, Kevin WILLIAMS