By Dan Henderson, Director of Rugby
The Dirty Reds grades headed to the “Club-Strong” Colleagues grounds for the wet-weather make-up round with all grades times being shuffled to accommodate the Wallabies vs England international.
The day started as a struggle as 4th Grade was light-on players, resulting in a 25-5 Loss against the Judd Cup’s table-topping team.
As a direct result, 3rd Grade also went down Colleagues’s table-topping Whiddon Cup side, 38-0.
Colts (33-12 Win)
The day became noticeably brighter as our Colts took the field with plenty to prove, as the first round result went the way of Colleagues.
From the outset Colleagues wanted to prove that last time was not a fluke, with 10-to-15 minutes of sustained pressure, to which our boys lifted, putting together some fantastic passages of rugby, reading every opportunity and converting their chances to points.
Outstanding games from every player that took the field saw the squad rack an impressive win – the first anyone could remember at Colleagues in the club’s history.
2nds (24-15 Win)
Taking the field 30 minutes earlier than normal, the team set about their systems from the opening whistle to stun the No.1 team in this grade.
However, this was a very evenly met match, with both teams showing moments of dominance and pressure.
The tides turned when a brilliant individual chip and chase resulted in a try, which lifted the team, and believing they could win swept through every player asked to stand up.
A brilliant win against a side they lost to in round 2! Placing the team at 3rd position on the table.