Keith vs Burnside
Ground: Burnside Park 4
Time: 2-45pm


Team List


Forwards
Bruce HALLINAN
Darren MOKE
Steve JONES
Kristen CURRIE
Stuart HERRIOTT
Jeremy DAINES
Paunga MOALE
Andy PETI

Backs
Bevan WEBB
Thomas CLARKE
Chris JONES
Murray PICKEN
Steve ELLS
Ross SINCLAIR
Alan O'CONNOR

Reserves
Colin GRAVETT
Phil KEARNS
Greg BROWN
Brian GRIFFITHS
John LUXTON
Mossie O'SULLIVAN
Loni FUNAKI
Joseph MOALE
Daire KENNEDY


Points: 5-0, 10-0, 12-0, 17-0, 19-0, 24-0, 26-0, 31-0, 33-0, 38-0, 40-0

Tries: John LUXTON (3), Steve ELLS, Poanga MOALE, Ross SINCLAIR

Conv: Brian GRIFFITHS (5)

Pen:


Player of the Day: Stuart HERRIOTT, Steve JONES
Most Valuable Player: Jeremy DAINES


Photographs here: http://keith.org.nz/?itemid=1920

Videos here: http://keith.org.nz/?itemid=1919

Point by Point Scoring Trend


Overall Points Differential




A GAME PLAN SO CUNNING YOU COULD PIN A TAIL ON IT AN CALL IT A MANX CAT



Gloriana! Glorianus! What a stunning day for rugby. A full team and a team full of teamliness. And shit.
After last seasons trouncing of the Black Adders, I was worried that we'd rest on that win and coast our way to the finish, but happily, there was not one mention of it in the sheds or out on the field. We're getting into a proper head space for rugby and it's showing. What was the past has gone and the team you have on the day vs the team you're playing on the day is all that matters.

Andy got over his lack of talky talky to rouse the boys and Griff (who was officially playing soccer if you happen to bump into his missus) took over the directing duties in the second half. And pleasingly, the team listened. Mostly. Let's not pretend we're a team who follows direction blindly.
While on paper we had their scrums beaten, in practice we had trouble with a steady platform, often whirling around like dervishes, but in general, Daz and Bruce did their job. Jeremy got his MVP for doing lineouty things well and side of the scrum things weller.

Tom was replaced by Griff and the difference was palpable. Kicking wise. And Bravo replaced Scooba and added to the scoring thrice. *1
In fact, overall, all replacements at half time did excellent and admirable work which makes competition for the starting XV even tougher. Which is good.

Six New Boys in the team, with another Scoring on Debut *2 makes for a great season start when also adding in the last games New Boys. Things appear to be on a great track for a good team in our 40th season.




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