Sydney Middleton (9)
Heavyb, was it a tactical call to play a 3rd grade and forefeit colts?
Div 3 Mid season Wrap
ROBS (1062) Pros: Sitting a top the 1st grade ladder and 3rd in 2s and 3s. Should breeze into finals footy and are a real chance in 1s and 2s for silverware. Playing for a fallen clubman they’ll be motivated.
Cons: Traditionally solid in Colts it is unusual to seem them struggling.
Blacktown (1006) Pros: acquitting themselves well in DIV 3 with strong on field discipline seeing them 2nd in 1s and colts in the 4. 2nds still a chase for semis and numbers strong across the grades
Cons: there aren’t any. Momentum is there’s and I can see them building into the 2nd half of the season.
Newport (992). Pros: in the Top 4 across the grades with their colts a cut above this years competition.
Cons: shocking 2nd round draw sees away games to HAC, HV and Blacktown testing the notoriously poor travellers.
Iggies: (884). Pros: top 4 across the 3 grades and should be every come semis time.
Cons: have previous Form for mid season fades and the tone will be set starting this weekend away against Newport. A good result there and it’s game on for the rest of the season.
Beecroft (842). Pros: 1st in 2nds and 3rds and colts look semi finals bound.
Cons: 1st grade mid table and a few injuries up top could dilute strong 2s and 3s.
HAC (594). Pros: A physical 2nds outfit.
Cons: loss of 6 players to two blues and another 6 retirements has decimated their higher grades. Not a patch on the last few year sides and could struggle late for numbers as teams fall out of contention.
Brothers (378). Pros: 1st grade competitiveness, 4 of last 7 at home.
Cons: player numbers, last start 98-5 and 45-0 lower grade results (@ home) and a game day colts forefeit tell me it’s going to be tough to hold it together for the rest of the season. Bring it home heavyb.
HV (278). Pros: surprisingly the disappointment of 2019 after such a strong season last year but always come home strong and 4/7 at home will help.
Cons: injuries and players drifting away due to losing touch with semis will test their club mettle.
1st grade: GF. ROBS vs Blacktown. Winner ROBS
2nd grade GF. Beecroft vs Newport. Winner Beecroft
Colts GF. Newport vs Blacktown. Winner Newport
3rd Grade GF. Beecroft vs Newport . Winner Newport
Another pile of Halligan games this weekend. Menai might win the Halligan Cup without having filled out a single team sheet correctly
Petersham v King's Old Boys II (Leichhardt Oval #2) 09:50 AM
Petersham 4ths v King's Old Boys (Leichhardt Oval #2) 10:45 AM
Lindfield 4ths v Menai (Soldiers Memorial Park #2) 10:25 AM
Briars v Sydney Harlequins (Rothwell Park) 10:30 AM
Colleagues 6ths v Sydney Convicts (Woollahra Oval #3) 12:00 PM
Lindfield v Mosman 7ths (Soldiers Memorial Park #2) 12:30 PM
Hunters Hill v Forest (Boronia Park) 01:00 PM
Wakehurst v Lane Cove (Wakehurst Rugby Park) 02:00 PM
Good to see Wakehurst and Covies getting out 2 teams each.
However, I often wonder if this is pretty normal at clubs with more depth that if you don't come to training etc, you will play 2nds and the guy that turns up gets the start in 1sts.
Rheumatoid Rhonald. Like a Greek with a crook back, Arthur Itis, I crack you up with the banter and leave you in awe with my tipping.
Shammies, Dirty Red Bastards, Whalers, Goats
Old Soldier by loads, Pats by loads, Epping by loads and Hunters Hill loading up the paper bags of old (they are sniffing Balmain's blood in the water and have "acquired" some new cattle. they are making moves right now to play for div2 glory and hope for div1 reinstatement. After getting news from the spies, I'm re-evaluating my GF tip to be Pats vs HH.
Brothers, Breakers, Agriculturals, God Squad
Berries, Briars, Irish, Merrylands
Lice, Lions, Burra
Cove, Raptors and Pfitzy's mob by default. Congrats on shaking off the nudie run.
HH v Forest- Interesting match up this one after being spanked earlier in the season Hunters have shown vast improvement and Forest have lost 2 and been pushed to the limits in their last outing. Ladies Day at Boronia should make for some interesting viewing. Hunters maybe just based off momentum from last up win