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Southern Inland Rugby 2022

Bubba

Fred Wood (13)
Well here we are ! The business end is here . Connolly 1 is looking magnificent ( wish i could say the same for 3 and the alleged 4) and the forecast is for proper winter conditions. Massive day of Rugby !
1's
City v Tahs - I'm very wary of this game , they are after all the only side that has beaten us all year. And i think this will go down to the wire . The City boys will not be as complacent and will be at near full strength for this one and from what i gather Tahs are in a similar boat . Physically City a re a bigger side and on wet day that may prove a decisive factor. City by 5

Griffith v Aggies - Tough game regardless of result . Aggies have shown that they can hang in there and thrive in pressure siutations. I suspect though that losing Lemmich up front will be a massive issue for them. Griffith will be strong and possibly have a cast of thousands for this game. Griffith by 8
2's
City v Griffith - City has been the front runner all year and but had a big blip last week in the run to semis . Griffith is strong but City by 7

Hay v Aggies - Hay are tough no doubt but are low in numbers and aggies are fit and have heaps of numbers. Cant see any other result but an aggies win

3's
City v Reddies - I'm tipping City by 15 . Spud would kill me if I didnt tip City
Griffith V Aggies - Griffith by 12 .

Womens
Reddies v Griffith - i think this could well be match of the day in some respects . Reddies are fast and well drilled and Griffith are the same but have genuine size as well. Reddies track record speaks for itself in the womens game and i think that will continue. Reddies by 10

Tahs v Aggies - Another good game on the cards. Tahs are quick , like proper fast . But so are aggies , this could be a see sawing game so to speak . I think Tahs just a bit to polished for Aggies. Tahs by 10
 

yourmatesam

Desmond Connor (43)
Griffith v WAC is grand final day for these guys, they’ve both gotta let it all hang out and see what happens. My expectation (based on the two games I’ve watched all year ) would be to see a strong forwards game from Griffith and for Aggies to try and stay mobile with ball in hand. A huge motivator for the Blacks will be a home game next week if they win.


If I was involved with Tahs, I’d be coasting this game and aiming for no injuries. City should be keen af to get into the GF and avoid a trip to G town next week.
 

Bubba

Fred Wood (13)
We saw some cracking games played on saturday. I missed the Hay v Aggies game but am told she was a ripping game . Have to give Hay credit , they dont ever give up. Obviously I am very happy from a City perspective - the job is not done and we know that.

So Tahs, Aggies , Reddies and Tahs Girls make the trip to face Griffith in all grades this saturday. Thats a very strong position for Griffith to have going into a Grand Final qualifier ! You would have to suggest that Griffith and City will be the bulk of the games next week perhaps ?
 

yourmatesam

Desmond Connor (43)
Well done to City on having all three Men’s teams into the Big Dance, that’s a great effort and not one that I can recall another club emulating any time recently.

And wraps to Reddies Women’s team on another big year booking themselves another GF berth. They’ve definitely been a strong force in SIRU for a number of years!!

From a gate perspective, I reckon SIRU would like some more variety in the attending clubs. Not much can be done about that now.
 

paul bristow

Billy Sheehan (19)
I reckon the Blacks v Waratahs game in first grade is 50/50. Griffith had their best team on the paddock last Saturday. Waratahs should hold no fears coming up here on the weekend. Good field, good facilities. Whichever team wants it the most will win.
 

Bubba

Fred Wood (13)
I reckon the Blacks v Waratahs game in first grade is 50/50. Griffith had their best team on the paddock last Saturday. Waratahs should hold no fears coming up here on the weekend. Good field, good facilities. Whichever team wants it the most will win.
I have a phobia of writing Tahs off . Coming off the loss on the weekend you'd think its Griffiths for the taking but you cant write them off ! Griffith will be looking at where city was dominant to get the direction to win this semi final. If I was Blacks I'd be looking at Tahs set piece as a vulnerability and as a source of penalties - the ref's have shown they will reward sides with dominant legal set pieces. If i am Tahs i'm looking at that rolling maul they have (and very effective) and the speed of Day etc out wide. Tahs forwards just have to get some sort of parity and front foot ball for the backs and it changes everything this week.

As PB said whoever wants it more will get it. Me personally , I'm thinking home town advantage is very important.
 

Folkus

Bob McCowan (2)
Kick off Times & Referees for this Saturday's Preliminary Finals at the Exies Ground, Griffith;

11.40am - 3rd Grade- CSU Reddies v Griffith- Warwick Strong

12.35pm- 2nd Grade- Griffith v Wagga Ag.- James Martel

2.10pm- Womens'- Griffith v Waratahs- Tim Allen

3.15pm- 1st Grade- Waratahs v Griffith- Rhiana Bourke
 
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Bubba

Fred Wood (13)
Thoughts and some tips tips on the preliminary finals tomorrow.

3's
Griiffith will win . Reddies havent been the best travellers of late and this may be a tough away game for them. Blacks by 20

2's
Griifith v Aggies . Aggies had a super tough hit out against Hay last week. Probably best game of the day i'm told. Griffith were dissapointing against City and would be looking to fight back at home. I'm wary of both sides ! 50/50 but i'll lean blacks due to home advantage. Griiffith 7 pl

Womens
Griffith got owned by Reddies in the first half and wont be happy about it. Theyre too good a team for that 2 weeks running. Tahs are fast and well drilled. Once again home advantage is crucial. Blacks by 5

1's
Tougher than a broken nose to pick. You'd say Blacks but Tahs have some ins this week and are too good to write off . They were 2nd in the comp for a reason. Home advantage should see the blacks home but i have nagging doubts about their point scoring ability. Its a 50/50 but i'll just put Blacks in front by 3. It'll be good viewing !
 

paul bristow

Billy Sheehan (19)
Went past Exies club this evening. Everything set up ready to go for a great day of rugby tomorrow. Looks good. Hope visiting clubs enjoy their day.
 

Bubba

Fred Wood (13)
City V Griffith in the mens grades and Reddies v Tahs in womens .

Whilst a bit more variety in the GF's in Mens would have been looked for, its also a fair representation of how the season panned out. Tahs fell at the final hurdle and many would have predicted that as it was. I thought it was Tahs for the taking at the break but errors and some inspired play by Griffith saw that dashed.

Looking forward to the week ! Lets just hope the DA can do more than a token article and preferably with the right location for the GF's on it !
 

Whistle Happy

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Watched the Match on Streaming- Griffith need to play 5 times better than they did on saturday to get near City.They did score 6 tries to 2 last Saturday but their play at times was very spasmodic and untidy.
City to get the Trifecta in the Men's GF's and CSU Reddies to get the Lollies in the Women's match which has the potential to be the Match of the Day
 

paul bristow

Billy Sheehan (19)
Did you listen to the commentary while you were watching the live stream Whistle? If you did what did you think? Pretty colorful hey?
 

paul bristow

Billy Sheehan (19)
I was laughing at some of the things that the guy said but was a bit worried some people might not be as broad minded as you Bubba! Just as a way of gauging the degree of confidence in predictions out there would any gamblers take $2.00 an all up City/City/Reddies/City?
 

Bubba

Fred Wood (13)
I did laugh at the "why are all the wagga 5/8's balding" line. Also the description of a Tahs centre as portly got a chuckle !
 

Folkus

Bob McCowan (2)
Kick off Times, Referees & Assistant Referees for this Saturday's Grand Finals at the Connolly Rugby Grounds, Wagga

10.55am - 3rd Grade-
Wagga City v Griffith- James Martel- Assist. Referees - V Hellier & J Gogarty

12.25pm- 2nd Grade- Wagga City v Griffith- Warwick Strong- Assist. Referees- J Martel & M McTaggart

2.05pm- Womens'- CSU Reddies v Waratahs- Tim Allen- Assist. Referees- R Eldershaw & H Baker

3.15pm- 1st Grade- Wagga City v Griffith- Mitch Dwyer- Assist. Referees - W Strong & J Gogarty
 
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