That's the one. Rouse Hill v Redfield Old Boys.
So if chatter on the subbies facebook side is correct Hornsby are now off to the central coast comp. Another club dissapears from subbies with further ramifications for next years Divs. Im sticking with 3 x 8 team comps in Div 1, 2 and 3. Beecroft can replace Hornsby in Div 3 and Campbellton maybe into Div 4 if not off to the illawarra.
Brothers won't do it unless there are some tasty allowances to go with it. Last time Subbies forced them anywhere they were mighty pissed off, and this talk of amateur rugby would be laughed at by the Brothers heavyweights.
You dont think Subbies will force both Brothers and Newport up to Div 1 to fill the gap?
I also wonder whether St Ives would be happy to avoid the chop. They have had a touch few year, maybe div 3 might be more their style?
Im not sure either club has the depth to field enough teams to be a Div 1 club. I'd suspect both of them would end up being in Beefcrofts current position and only able to field 3 teams. Brothers have had a great rise through the DIV's and are building nicely with a colts program to position themselves for a tilt at Div 1 in the next few years. In Newports case it was only last year that they forefeited 4ths for the season so any move to DiV 1 would be very detriemential to theirplans of stabilizing player numbers within their club.
Div 4 finals results:
Minor Premiers Redfield OB def Blacktown 32-26
Sydney Harlequins knock out Canterbury 40-12
Minor Premiers Redfield OB def Canterbury 52-15
Sydney Irish knock out Sydney Harlequins 40-7
Minor Premiers Blacktown go down to Redfield OB 39-14!
Sydney Harlequins knock out Rouse Hill Renegades 23-8
Looking more like a ROB clean sweep every day. Club of the Year coming up.