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.
PLENTY OF PLAYERS: ✔ FORWARDS SCORE TRIES: ✔ HUBCAPS STILL ON CAR: ✔
Our first trip out to the wilds of Hoon Hay since 2004. And sweet bugger all had changed. Before the game, the boys were all carefree and having a good old joke around. Trouty tried to put the kybosh on that and went all stern and mean, but no one was really listening. Maybe we were still in shock over Muncher scoring from last week. but only because he kept on reminding us of it constantly.
Playing into the wind gave us the impetus to speed things up a wee bit and quite frankly, we had it all over the Suburbs boys. And then 'H' scored. And then George scored. And then Trouty scored. And then wee Nicky managed to get ⅔ of the conversions over. I suppose that's
better than his usual ⅓. But we don't judge you Nicky. No. No we don't.
For the first time this season, I thought the backs actually complimented the effort the forwards have been putting in and became an integral part of the game plan. Which is of course, to get as many forwards scoring tries as possible while making as few dropped/forward passes as possible.
The second half came around with a few changes in personnel. During the course of the half we replaced 14 players making a total of 29 used. Too much? However you want to feel about those numbers, they provide us with the continual speed and freshness required to maintain any advantage on the field we have.
The second half proved much the same as the first except the we were facing the opposite direction than earlier. Forwards made short work again of the conditions, with Sonny Bill Hughes feeding excellent lineout ball and taking a few tightheads too.
Uli nearly caused a riot by suggesting that Unit's feet are too fat to stay in the field of play while diving for the tryline, but Unit decided that hunting him down and killing him was a bit excessive and scoring for real was a more appropriate answer.
A.J. also scored after earlier being denied by his genes (too short to reach that extra inch) and Bravo turned up to show us he still has what it takes.
Boydy went off after wining an oscar for a sore wrist, but slotted the only conversion of the second half.
Christine Currie had a go at kicking. As you can see. She's added a level of gangliness previously thought impossible without actually being a new born moose. Seriously, I loved watching the boys play but everything came together exactly as it was supposed to come together so in a technical sense there was nothing spectacular about it. If you know what I mean.
I'm all for giving praise when praise is due, but today was Keiths doing what Keiths are supposed to be doing. Focussed running expansive careful rugby.
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