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MANLY 2013

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Cattledog

Sydney Middleton (9)
It was great to see the 2002 U'11 Manly Junior Reps playing together today on the Village Green - Michael Hooper, Dan Alley, Adam Crerar, Harry Bergelin, Tyron Rota and Jordy Reid!!

Given the way your 2013 u11's smashed everyone this year I'm forecasting 2023 not to be a bad year either!
 

Cattledog

Sydney Middleton (9)
Thanks for everyone who helped facilitate the Penrith Colts fixtures at Manly last Saturday. The boys had a great day and are learning the age old truth that some of the best aspects of the game of rugby don’t actually occur on the field!


Special thanks to:

· Manly Roos Juniors for the use the Kierle Park Rugby & Croquet complex.
· All the members of the Manly Club who showed support for the day.
· The Manly Club providing a free BBQ for the Penrith boys after the match.
· The Manly Club for their hospitality at Manly Oval & Speeches
· Our Refs for the day who did a fine job.
· Our bus masters Sila & Ben Manu
· Bruce Worboys for his attendance & support at Kierle Park & Manly Oval.

Good luck to everyone from Manly for the rest of the season and thanks again for your support.
 

Dave Beat

Paul McLean (56)
Thanks for everyone who helped facilitate the Penrith Colts fixtures at Manly last Saturday. The boys had a great day and are learning the age old truth that some of the best aspects of the game of rugby don’t actually occur on the field!


Special thanks to:

· Manly Roos Juniors for the use the Kierle Park Rugby & Croquet complex.
· All the members of the Manly Club who showed support for the day.
· The Manly Club providing a free BBQ for the Penrith boys after the match.
· The Manly Club for their hospitality at Manly Oval & Speeches
· Our Refs for the day who did a fine job.
· Our bus masters Sila & Ben Manu
· Bruce Worboys for his attendance & support at Kierle Park & Manly Oval.

Good luck to everyone from Manly for the rest of the season and thanks again for your support.

Glad the club enjoyed the day.
 

The Galah

Darby Loudon (17)
Thanks for everyone who helped facilitate the Penrith Colts fixtures at Manly last Saturday. The boys had a great day and are learning the age old truth that some of the best aspects of the game of rugby don’t actually occur on the field!


Special thanks to:

· Manly Roos Juniors for the use the Kierle Park Rugby & Croquet complex.
· All the members of the Manly Club who showed support for the day.
· The Manly Club providing a free BBQ for the Penrith boys after the match.
· The Manly Club for their hospitality at Manly Oval & Speeches
· Our Refs for the day who did a fine job.
· Our bus masters Sila & Ben Manu
· Bruce Worboys for his attendance & support at Kierle Park & Manly Oval.

Good luck to everyone from Manly for the rest of the season and thanks again for your support.

Cattledog as one reasonably close to the action at the MMM's your sentiments and thanks are greatly appreciated - Manly Oval really is the complete Shute Shield experience ! Realise you blokes are up against it a bit out there with the hierachy ( Bruce W may be a notable exception) seemingly doing little more than pay lip service to the development of the game in the west but I heard some good and encouraging feedback about what Penrith are doing with the colts and building culture from the ground up . Certainly a deliberate focus on properly resourcing colts and supporting junior clubs is paying big dividends at Manly. Reckon we'll need all the support we can get (like Souths and Woodies) if the Uni juggernaut is to be stopped in the finals but we'll be putting out a very competitive squad
 

Dave Beat

Paul McLean (56)
Cattledog as one reasonably close to the action at the MMM's your sentiments and thanks are greatly appreciated - Manly Oval really is the complete Shute Shield experience ! Realise you blokes are up against it a bit out there with the hierachy ( Bruce W may be a notable exception) seemingly doing little more than pay lip service to the development of the game in the west but I heard some good and encouraging feedback about what Penrith are doing with the colts and building culture from the ground up . Certainly a deliberate focus on properly resourcing colts and supporting junior clubs is paying big dividends at Manly. Reckon we'll need all the support we can get (like Souths and Woodies) if the Uni juggernaut is to be stopped in the finals but we'll be putting out a very competitive squad
And 2 rounds to go, bring it on.
 

Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
It was great to see the 2002 U'11 Manly Junior Reps playing together today on the Village Green - Michael Hooper, Dan Alley, Adam Crerar, Harry Bergelin, Tyron Rota and Jordy Reid!!
How did this cohort go through the years at State Champs?

There is some serious footy talent there.
 

Dave Beat

Paul McLean (56)
Two games remaining against teams that will provide good focus across all grade and colts teams leading into the finals.

Looking forward to seeing the team sheets over the coming weeks with the returning fresh players (& some further goal kicking depth).

Marlins see off Emus and eye big prize

By Adam Lucius

The Marlins continued their march towards the big end of season games with a predictable and emphatic 71-12 disposal of Penrith at the Village Green on Saturday.

Wallaby Michael Hooper, playing his first and only club game for the year, scored a hat-trick of tries and brother Richie swept in for two from the wing.

Mali Hingano and Jacob Woodhouse also picked up doubles.

Manly scored 11 tries in all.

The home side led 31-5 at the break and scored at a point a minute in the second half to stretch their undefeated run to six matches.

"It was good that stuff we talked about pre-game we were able to put into place," coach Phil Blake said.

"I was also happy we continued to be ruthless in the second half when we could just as easily clocked off.

"If you're a good side you keep the foot down and go on with it. You don't relax and we didn't."

Michael Hooper's presence ensured there would be no let up.

Blakey said: "He was phenomenal. He needed a blow out and the boys enjoyed playing with him.

"He's an outstanding player and he really embraced playing for us."

Hooper said: "It was great to play with my brother and mates and it would be good if I could do it more often.

"The team looks really good and we just need to get past that roadblock in the semis to give ourselves a chance of winning it.

"I'll be watching with interest."

While Hooper won't be there again this year, the Marlins expect to welcome Rebels trio Luke Jones, Pat Leafa and Jason Woodward from this week.

With Matt Lucas - and possibly Cliffy Palu – to return, Manly boast awesome depth at the right time of the year.

Manly travel to North Sydney Oval to meet a desperate Northern Suburbs next Saturday.

Penrith Prove That Emus CAN Leave the Ground


By Graeme Hodge

In a magnanimous gesture, Penrith Emus relinquished their Home Ground advantage and agreed to a bus trip from Nepean Rugby Park to take on the Manly Colts at what is fast becoming known as "Fortress Keirle Park"!

The games were moved forward so that all Colts players from both Clubs could adjourn to nearby Manly Oval to enjoy the 1st Grade game. The Penrith Colts players then accepted our invitation to come back to Manly Bowling Club to complete their experience of Rugby culture.

A great day for all who love Rugby. So to the 2 games (Penrith don't field a 3rd Grade Colts side):

1st Grade Colts


In a game which entertained the assembled "crowd", Manly convincingly beat Penrith 76-20. It took a while, though!

Early in the game Penrith jumped out to a 3-nil lead and requested a photograph of the scoreboard! 20 minutes in it was only 14-13 to Manly and it was game on! Plans to send some players off to Grade were in jeopardy.

After a stern address from the Coaching staff at half-time, the players came out and played more accurately and with improved structure.

Amazing how, when players went to ground rather than pushed low-percentage passes and support players ran straight lines from depth rather than being lateral, the points began to flow!

Coach, Jono Harvey was happy about Manly's 12 tries but unhappy about conceding 3 tries to Penrith! When asked about his view of the game, Jono said, "I am happy to put that game behind us. A game against Penrith is always a danger game so we'll take the Bonus Point win and move forward with no injuries or suspensions. The other lesson to be learned from this game is that with either 4 or 5 hard games coming up in a row, we need to learn to switch on our intensity each and every week"!

With 7 players leaving the field at or after half-time in order to gain some experience in Grade, the Coaches used the maximum number of reserves. This, in turn, provided valuable experience for many of our 2nd Grade Colts players.

2nd Grade Colts


A 56-5 victory to our 2nd Grade side sees that team possibly securing 4th spot heading into the Finals Series. The positive aspect is that our destiny is in our own hands-it appears that if we beat Norths next week we'll finish in 4th spot!

With 3 more forwards returning from absence or injury, the 2nds pack is beginning to assume a menacing presence! Whomever is not selected in any given week by 1st Grade Coaches Harvey and Mills will add some much-needed starch to the 2nd Grade pack.

The backline has enough points in it to threaten any other team in this Comp-as long as those backs enjoy at least an even share of possession.

Our 2nds started from the opening whistle, scoring the first try within the first 2 minutes. 9 more tries followed in what was a commanding display.

The games against Norths next week will be vital-not only for 2nds but for all 3 Colts teams in relation to their individual goals. We can't be beaten for 2nd spot in the Colts Club Championship but it would be ideal if we could assert our superiority against Norths who are in 3rd spot!
Rep Honours for Manly Junior players
Eight MJRU players were selected for Sydney team that beat Country 27 – 5 on 28th July.

From this team boys 6 were selected in the NSW U17 team:
Ben Crerar
Conor Davidson
Harry Lowe
Scot Moran
Declan Moore
Nick Newman
The other two boys in Sydney team are Scott Williams and Will Cronin.

Congratulations!
 

Crashy

Nev Cottrell (35)
Just out of interest, Manly RUFC allegedly posted a profit of $300k or similar in season 2012 which was a fantastic result. Are the Marlins set to post a similar financial result this year?
 

Dave Beat

Paul McLean (56)
Crashy, it was a bit less than the $300k, it is on the Manly Website
Looking good this year at between $120k & $150k.
 

Dave Beat

Paul McLean (56)
Sunny 23 degrees at nth Sydney oval.
2nds and 3rds both cracked the 50, free flowing rugby lead by the forwards with players always in support. A great way to start the afternoon.

Ones started in much the same way, and the first half flowed and Manly dominated but didn't convert all the dominance into points.

Tim Fairbrother went off in the first half, and further replacements were made after the break. With the replacements a bit of our structure was lost in attack defence (2 tries leaked).

Porecki had another awesome game whilst at hooker. Jordy was strong in the loose & Cadeyrn was powerful in tight.

Maile was huge in attack and defence and was unlucky not to pick up our bonus point on the bell with a huge hit and steel that George Smith would have been be proud of.

There was something fragmenting the refs (or mine) vision - I thought the North's defensive line was angled offside all game, and then when a Nths lineout throw went parallel with their backline (their jumper caught it with the outside arm) wasn't called and the crowed questioned it - ah not my vision.
 

Dave Beat

Paul McLean (56)
Interesting stats
3rd highest ties scored and it's taken until the second last round to get a mentions in leading tries - Jacob Woodhouse.
3rd in points for and we don't get a mention in leading point scorers.

Talent across the park, stats suggest a strong team across the park with good structure.
 

The Galah

Darby Loudon (17)
Sunny 23 degrees at nth Sydney oval.
2nds and 3rds both cracked the 50, free flowing rugby lead by the forwards with players always in support. A great way to start the afternoon.

Ones started in much the same way, and the first half flowed and Manly dominated but didn't convert all the dominance into points.

Tim Fairbrother went off in the first half, and further replacements were made after the break. With the replacements a bit of our structure was lost in attack defence (2 tries leaked).

Porecki had another awesome game whilst at hooker. Jordy was strong in the loose & Cadeyrn was powerful in tight.

Maile was huge in attack and defence and was unlucky not to pick up our bonus point on the bell with a huge hit and steel that George Smith would have been be proud of.

There was something fragmenting the refs (or mine) vision - I thought the North's defensive line was angled offside all game, and then when a Nths lineout throw went parallel with their backline (their jumper caught it with the outside arm) wasn't called and the crowed questioned it - ah not my vision.

It was a glorious day at North Sydney - seemed to be a reasonable crowd too- the bbq ran out which is always a good sign , perhaps a product of early start and hungry lower grades.
As with Warringah it is a shame the income from the concessions goes to the council rather than the club.
I reckon the 3's are now looking like the smokies although 2's can still finish top if Uni oblige at Randwick next week. Some poor completing marred ist grade for mine. Work to be done....
 

Dave Beat

Paul McLean (56)
Yes, completion, the first 25 - 30 min set us up.
Any news on colts, 2 from 10 conversions, and those 2 weren't off the boot of Reece
 

southsider

Arch Winning (36)
Gordon was the team to beat in those days.Manly was successful in (I think) under 14's 2005

nooo way Gordon would have been my 3rd pick, they always had VERY favourable draws and probably didn't deserve to get as many rep players into higher teams as they did. West Harbour (until they lost their league players around u16's??) and manly were always the ones everyone thought were the toughest
 

The Galah

Darby Loudon (17)
Yes, completion, the first 25 - 30 min set us up.
Any news on colts, 2 from 10 conversions, and those 2 weren't off the boot of Reece

Colts scoring 10 tries against 3rd placed side (who they play again next week at Foreshaw (why do Souths get a mortgage on colts finals ? - hate the place) can't be sneezed at but defence leaking 5 tries a little disappointing to point where we surrendered best defence stat to Uni. Apparently a good crowd in at Village Green too. No doubting the strength of the MMM's rugby community.

Should be at full strength next week with Fabian back . Norths could surprise but doubt it.....
 

Dave Beat

Paul McLean (56)
COLTS - Finals time, all three grade playing on the 17th.
GRADE - Huge game down at the Green, better live than on the box - get down there.

This time of year - games are won on the paddock, not on paper.
 

Dave Beat

Paul McLean (56)
from 7 on the weekend, and all looking forward to the coming weeks.

4ths Bonus Point win, and a good run into the semi's. 6 v 7 next week.

3rds, Bonus point and cemented a top 4 finish. Forwards played a tight game and Woods, Brisby, Bergelin enjoyed the go forward they provided. Lost (30 – 14) 4 tries to 2 during the season.

2nds, Interesting tight game against lowly placed Southern, We took out the minor premiership well done – season starts again now. Mitch Daniel had an awesome game in D and also some powerful run up the middle.

1st, Led by Jordy Reid, he was everywhere in attack and defence, Porecki continued his excellent form, and Brian Sef made countless telling tackles that shut down possible opportunities. This was excellent lead up to finals football and we played the full 80.

Next Sunday, it restarts Sat @ Sun @ 11:40 & http://www.seabreeze.com.au/graphs/nsw.asp
 
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