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.
Crikey. What a change up. The Saracens have always been a tough team to beat and again they showed us up in several aspects of our game. Mostly the mental aspect of our game. While we weren't laissez-faire about our approach, we were at time lack-lustre about what we had to do. Lots of work to be done at training on Thursday if we want to keep our top(ish) place on the table.
Congratulations where congratulations are due, Sean for a storming barging get out of my fucking way try; Webby for being the only one on the field talking (with help from Jones and Arapai from the sideline); Trouty and Chief for doing their damndest to inspire us; Uli for not looking a day over 35; Colin for faking an injury in the hope of getting a sympathy root from the missus and of course, Tom who missed out on his 100% kicking last week but managed to get it this week (100% not over the bar or even anywhere close despite him practicing for an hour before the game).
I know we're all feeling let down in the result department, but there were some good points to be taken from the game. Such as there was enough beer for everyone in the shed afterwards; Alan has a friend to replace Dick when he leaves; someone bought the island boys a watch and a map which we need to also give to Unit and Bruce and we got Keiths returning after a while in the wilderness. Murray came back, Dick came back, Matt came back and I knew I recognised that name, Louis came back for his second Keith game in 5 years. Bravo to them.
It's difficult to quantify if we're doing poorly or doing well when you factor in the score. For example, last week we had a great scoreline and a winning attitude towards the on-field play and this week we had a poor scoreline and a not so great mental attitude. Oh wait, it is easy to quantify. Our head simply wasn't in the game and for those that had a good head space, it got beaten out of them. We have all been around a rugby field long enough to know how to play the game and we've all been around our Classics competitors long enough to know how they play the game so the only thing left to improve on is our mental game and some out basic catch pass kick run not fall over handling skills which to be fair, were not up to par from some people. No arms tackling we have down pat, but catching and running at the same time needs some work.
I'm not downcast about the game (despite the score) but I'm not up-beat about it either. Still more rugby to come in which we can show our true selves and get mohawks.
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Incorporated  29th March 2004 Secretary - John McKEAGE
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