Welcome to another Feisty 4th's Match Report.
Your loyal correspondents are pleased to announce that their recent day-trip out to merry Merrylands bore fruit for the good guys, with a 19 -17 win. Woo hoo!
Can’t say it was the most enjoyable of experiences, and in the 2nd half we certainly learned how much the Merrylands boys relish the vast array of options when we kick the ball straight to them, but it does see us retain #1 spot on the ladder for another week.
Thanks to, from the back: Tommy B, Matty Mac, Sean Zip Zip Brannan, Mick, Scotty, Jason, Dave, Slutty, Little Sull, Josh, Hans, Buzz, Andy C, Enda, Pickle & Ady.
A few headline facts to digest:
We’re on the home-stretch gentlemen... three home games to go before the semis... no more traveling.
We need to show our wares this Saturday against Petersham who are #2 on the ladder (with a game in hand).
We’re dropping like flies (Scotty had a season-ender last Saturday with a bicep injury) and need all hands-on-deck.
We need to firm up our game-plan (this is code for ‘time to start training’... see below)
Big Day Out for The WAR Brides (Women. Against. Rugby.)
Yes, it’s that time of year again, when we invite our homeland security contingents down for Ladies Day.
So bring down the better halves, ply them with cheap alcohol, and get them to mumble something vaguely supportive about our superhuman sporting efforts.
Emily and the powers-that-be put on the best Ladies Day in living memory last year, so take it from us, it’s worth planting the seed... so to speak... and getting the fairer-halves down to Killara Park this Saturday.
We’re delighted to confirm that it’s full-steam ahead for the VIP opening night of Jaquesy’s Bar & Grill.
Everything’s all locked and loaded for 21st August. Jules & Tony are good to go, so book the babysitters gentlemen.
More details as they come to hand.
Major Sponsor Update
Kens of Kensington has come and gone.
Granted Kieren '...orightyafokkor...oim in' O'Hegarty and Enda had a ball or two while it lasted, but in hindsight... and there was plenty of that going on as well from all reports...it wasn’t a match made in heaven.
Which got us thinking.
It’s been far too many weeks since we’ve extolled the virtues of young Hans (and his 3.9 daughters) from Krenmayr Bierhaus International.
Every home game Hans religiously wheels out his antique esky collection filled with all the goodies a victorious super-athlete could ever desire. Rain, hail or shine. And don’t we love it!
We also have a sneaking suspicion that, beyond the now-compulsory gold-coin club donation young Hans insists on before we partake in his healing elixirs, the canteen is doing a roaring trade in old farts who have a ‘taste-up’.
Well done Hansy-boy (and good luck from us all as 3.9 becomes 4 in the coming weeks)!
Kylie’s Player of The Round
3 Points to Dave Wightly for his try-scoring stardom and fiery tackling antics.
2 Points to Hans from Krenmayr Bierhaus International who repeatedly and selflessly threw himself under the legs of a constant stream of high-speed Merryland Expresses.
1 Point to Sean Zip Zip Brannan for his hard-work and commitment whilst bleeding profusely from a head wound.
See you Thursday for training gents. It'll be a good one as Kokoda has organised coaches from the ARU to come on down and teach some old dogs new tricks.
Those who showed up earlier in the season when the ARU coaches were there... Iain Tuipupu Davison (back this week, no longer feeling torn cultural loyalties like last week) and Kieren '...orightyafokkor...oim in' O'Hegarty... will attest to how enjoyable it was.
Kylie, Amy, Sue, Marion, Heather, Mel, et al... you're going to hear some pretty compelling reasons as to why your worse halves shouldn't / can't / won't train. Block your ears and push them out the door for the good of all.
And please get there early Saturday to do a poo-patrol and be dressed by 11.30.
Lots of love,
Roy, David and David