I can assure you the blue and straw colours were exactly the same in my day 64 & 65 when we played in GPS comp in fact we played Shore at Northbridge 1964 and beat them 17 - 13 and it was a problem being similar jerseys, from a half back's position anyway, Riverview were premiers that year and we played them on Backfield they beat us 8 - 6 after our goal kicker (Dave Wu) missed a sitter from 20 metres out 5 min from FT. Bit of nostalgia for you Jim
TAS got the job done against Shore 3s. Was reasonably close at HT but TAS scored two in succession in the second half to put it out of Shore’s reach.
Congrats to Joeys and Kings. A great end to a fantastic season. For all its flaws, the old one round comp certainly produces excitement.
QH, did you see the 14a game? How did Shore look? I heard they had been training over time during the week to prepare. 15a is a pretty good win for Shore.
The updated GPS Rugby Premiership History 1892 onward document with today's results PLUS other statistic stuff to ponder.
Hope you enjoy. If anyone knows who won the 2nds in 1910 let me know.
To all. Best wishes. Hope you enjoyed the season. Thanks to all those who contributed in the right spirit of the game.
It is game like no other and only reveals the best in us all.
Note the scoreboard was brighter than the day
Joeys had their longest drought of 11 years and broke it in 1918. Exactly 100 years and equal longest drought 11 years they do it again! History repeats.Joeys break the longest 1st XV premiership drought in their history - hope the real drought follows suit.
Also a while (2009) since Kings have won.
In celebration of another fine year of GPS rugby (including the mighty Newigton 14s), I've just had a few glasses of a 2007 Burgundy (last time Joeys won) and am preparing to watch Wallabies v ABs.
You couldn't have made up the script for this year's GPS - magnificent.
Joeys had their longest drought if 11 years and broke it in 1918. Exactly 100 years and equal longest drought 11 years they do it again! History repeats.