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Another great clean sweep, and this time around it was a real top class effort against a club that came up to the goat track well entrenched in the semis in all but the Colts. Sensational effort and now we hold a very handy lead in the Club Championship race. Its not over yet, but we are now in the box seat for promotion to First Division. Amazing situation and a great indication of how much depth and talent we have at the Blueys this year, but we still have a real tough road ahead of us, two big away games and of course Back to Lappo Day. Going to be a crucial month for the club, then of course on to the semis, onwards and upwards!
The Firsts finished off a fantastic day for the club with a much more determined effort humbling third placed Hills 28-0. The Blueys committed themselves up front to concentrate on structured Rugby, and our pack through its size and talent gradually wore down the opposition. With exceptional phase play and then the ball went went wide and it was all over red rover! Sai, Togo, Gav and co had em for breakfast. Great preparations for some tough games ahead, particularly the two away games, and while he was quiet before the game Gav was outstanding on the paddock, his wealth of experience and obvious footy talent was something our visitors had no answer to.
BM 28 ( Sai 2, Junior, Apolosa tries Gav 1 con 2 p)
Players Player Gav Duncan
Will soon having to bring blood pressure pills for Wade and Pete as once again the Seconds got off to a painfully slow start, but when they decided to get their backsides into gear it was all over with the boys running out comfortable 39-7 victors. Hills put up plenty of fight early, but the Blueys got fair dinkum, and we were able to dominate up front, and slaughter them out wide. Fullback Steve Frias played an exceptional match, and was a worthy winner of man of the match honours with an eye catching display.
BM 39 ( Yeti, L Butler, T Childs, L Mclean, S Frias, R Delai, E Baleivalu tries J Wickenden 2 cons)
Players Player Steve Frias
Colts put up a really dominating display 32-7 in a six try romp which puts them back in the top four. They played plenty of good footy, but will need to step up even more for the tough road ahead for the semis. Luke Ruttley was a standout in all aspects of the game, playing himself to a standstill, but still conserving enough energy to give the Hills first grade hooker a match to remember later on, with some pleasant sideline banter! The young Blueys showed once again they have the talent to go much further, and are proving entertaining footy, the next three weeks are going to be crucial.
BM 32 ( M Mcallister, C Lowe, T Sargeant, B Borg, L Croft, B McCallum tries T Sargeant goal)
Players Player Luke Ruttley
In a game with a fiery finish, the Blueys avenged their only loss of the season brushing aside second placed Hills 28-12 Right from the start the mouthy Hills boys found it hard to match our brutal forward power and constant energy, and while they certainly didnt give up, the end result always just looked like a matter of time. Afro was sensational, not only did he score two tries, he just made life pure hell for the Hills defence and attack all day in a masterful display, and he had plenty of others to help him on his way. Aaaron Childs in particular, while Shane Shackleton left many a defender in his wake.
BM 28 ( Afro 2, J Richey, I Docherty, tries J Richey 4 cons)
Players Player Afro Afolau
In another match in which the Hills boys were very vocal, their position at the top of the table came crashing down when a very determined Blueys team defeated them 20-10. The visitors tried everything, but when the boys needed something to keep them at bay, they found it, and some of the tries scored were the result of real determination and guts, although Grant Skinners was a result of him getting over the stripe to avoid the nudie run for 2018! When looking for those who made special contributions it was hard to go past skipper Dayne Nicholls who as usual was inspirational in his 250th game, while Joseph Faoagali was in sensational touch all day.
BM 20 ( T Robinson, A Bissett, G Skinner, J Faoagali tries)
Players Player Joseph Faoagali