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Southern Inland Rugby 2021

paul bristow

Darby Loudon (17)
Never been a fan of our rep situation. No ones fault, just that Waratahs own 90% of the state. Credit due to those responsible for making Siru Rep as good as it can be. Adding Juniors & Ladies a great innovation. Looks an enjoyable/interesting day at ANU north oval.
 

centralwestrep

Bob McCowan (2)
The traditional Country Week carnival occurs in Tamworth this weekend for NSW Country zones. One could argue that this event would be a better and more challenging format for the SIRU rep team. However, alignment with the Brumbies has seen the zone excluded form this event except for one off appearance 5 or 6 years ago.
The ability to put mens, womens and juniors together this week is an excellent idea.
The Southern States carnival the juniors participate in during the July school holidays is far more ideal than the NSW junior championships. This carnival sees SIRU playing against Central West, South Coast Monaro, South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory over two days.
 

Bandar

Tom Lawton (22)
Never been a fan of our rep situation. No ones fault, just that Waratahs own 90% of the state. Credit due to those responsible for making Siru Rep as good as it can be. Adding Juniors & Ladies a great innovation. Looks an enjoyable/interesting day at ANU north oval.

Pretty sure there has been a Brumbies Provincial team for the past few years that has played against the likes of the Australian Police, NSW Country & maybe the Australian Army teams?

This year I think they are playing Brumbies Metro and from that a team will be selected to play in the Australian Rugby Sield in Adelaide later in the year.
 

paul bristow

Darby Loudon (17)
Not a howler Athol. An invention of a rule to create a penalty. Albury deliberately kick out to end halftime from 22 restart. No issue. How can anybody ask these guys questions? Players attempted to ask the obvious question at the moment but ref just waved them away.
 

Maulalltheway

Larry Dwyer (12)
The Blacks deserve at least an apology from the Ref, the Refs Association or even SIRU ( don't like your chances of either of them happening) or at the very least an Explanation as to why the on - field decision ( Penalty) was made at the time so that Everyone can move on


I completely agree with everything you say apart from asking SIRU to apologise. They had no input in the scenario so it’s no fault of theirs.

A simple mea culpa probably sees this dealt with.

However. From what I’ve heard things are going down very differently. Time will tell I suppose
 

Maulalltheway

Larry Dwyer (12)
I take on board what you are saying but SIRU is the overall body in charge of having Referees appointed each Weekend although the Refs assoc does the appointments - as I stated it won't happen but probably should

Good Luck to all the Rep Teams this Saurday in Canberra ( Mens, Womens & Juniors)


Perhaps an apology from ACT rugby and Rugby AU while we’re at it. They overarch SIRU.

This sits on the referee and the referee association. Simple as that

The zone doesn’t do every thing right but this time nothing they have done has caused this. We can blame them for lots but not this.
 

paul bristow

Darby Loudon (17)
Everyone knows Siru does a great job, as does Ref’s Association. Nobody needs apologies. At the end of the season if Griffith & Albury are close on the points ladder there could be some complaining from Blacks. Siru’s other problem is the ref? What happened wasn’t a mistake, it was deliberate. The ref will need support from both Siru & the Ref’s Association.
 

Bubba

Ted Fahey (11)
Alrighty , now that we've finished the annual rep kicking lets get back to business !

Interesting round , and potentially lop sided scores on the cards .
Albury v Reddies - Reddies forwards will give them a shake but Steamers have to much pace & will cause problems out wide. Steamers by 25 +
Aggies v Tahs - I reckon this might be a lot closer than many think. Aggies have a fair bit of go in them but Tahs size and skill will win the day. Tahs 13+
City v Tumut - we have a couple out this week but fortunately have a bye in 2's . This will be a lot closer than last start. City Head to Head .

I'm not one to whinge about the draw but you have to feel for Tumut . They've played the top 2 sides 4 games running now. And realistically another loss on the weekend would near end their season . Thats a real tough break.
 

yourmatesam

Desmond Connor (43)
Well done to Harriet Elleman, Claudia Obst and Apryll Green on their selection in the Brumbies XV this weekend. A great effort from all of them! Well done girls!
 

paul bristow

Darby Loudon (17)
Top 4 on the ladder will stay in that order. Blacks aren’t promising to do too much but Tumut have no hope of advancing given their draw.
 

Bubba

Ted Fahey (11)
Looks like we may have potential for some 'classic' rugby conditions for the weekends games. Anywhere up to 45mm on various grounds should make for some riveting forward battles .

This round ? Hard to see any shocks but I would not mind if there was !
Tahs will out last the Blacks. I keep waiting for the Griffith men to really come out of the shell but i think Tahs at home will be too much for them. Tahs 1-12 .
Albury will be champing at the bit. From all accounts they should have done a lot better against Reddies. House & Brighty will be looking for a solid win to lock 3rd spot on the ladder down. Steamers 13 +

I'm tipping City, Griffith, Tumut & Albury in the womens X's matches.
 

paul bristow

Darby Loudon (17)
Agree Reasoning Griffith played their best game this season. Thought Waratahs just couldn’t get going. Every time they looked like getting a roll on they were called back. I think Waratahs were exposed though with Blacks making numerous breaks around the edges. Aggies seem to be improving. They might add some interest in the 2nd half of the season.
 

Bubba

Ted Fahey (11)
I thought Griffith very unlucky on saturday.Large portions of that game they were by far the better team. Though to be fair Tahs work at the breakdown as well as set piece in second half really put them up against it.Some wayward kicking and a crucial missed penalty was the other issue that would have had a coach tearing hair out.
I did note that the Tahs prop deliberatley kicked the ball out to the end the game...

I think on that showing alone blacks have more than enough firepower to threaten the sides above them.
 

Bubba

Ted Fahey (11)
i'm not inferring that it should have been a penalty. I am just noting that it was extremely similar circumstances and that a different result from it occurred.

I think we would all agree that the action taken by the referee in this instance was the correct one.
 

paul bristow

Darby Loudon (17)
What happened re the incident at the end of the Blacks v Steamers game. The ref signalled a kicking the ball out motion as the reason for the now infamous penalty. I mean was the situation deemed as an accidental mistake?
 

Bubba

Ted Fahey (11)
Another short round of games this week. I think Tumut would be looking forward to playing someone apart from Tahs and City!

Griffith v Tumut - the blacks played well but without much luck against tahs and probably need a little polish in some areas of their game. I cant see Tumut winning this but i reckon it will be a good game regardless. Griffith 1-12

Tahs v City - a game that everyone involved looks forward to! Both sides have changed since the Rnd 3 outing and whilst i am definitely tipping a City win. With a cold miserable day forecast i'm tipping a close one. City 1-12

In the girls I'm running with Blacks , City, Reddies & Albury.
 

Bubba

Ted Fahey (11)
Good old fashioned game on saturday. Fair bit of fire and the banter on the field at times was quality! It was a shame the Bar TV people couldnt cover the game. Not sure of reason but im sure Rona was invoked at some point.

Griffith really needed that win to stay in touch and i think you can safely say Tumut wont make it now. Theyd need to win the rest of their games ( Aggies A, Albury H , Reddies A, Tahs H & City A) to make it secure. Or at least get some very good results go their way.

Apart from a double bye, Tahs have Albury H , Tumut A , Griffith H & Reddies A in the run to september.

City have Reddies H , Aggies A , Giffith H , Albury A and Tumut H.

Albury play Griffith H , Tumut A , Tahs A ,City H and then a bye before semis.

Youd say top 2 are locks . The fight for 3 and 4 will be very interesting!
 
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