Join Brothers and see the world – well, Manly, Ryde, and now, Vaucluse. The rain once again meant that we played our second home game away from home. Ten minutes before kick-off we had 11 players warming up, but fortunately, the arrival of three others meant that we took the field with 14. Amongst them, Ollie, Jake, and Jack have only played a handful of games of rugby, while James and Reid haven’t played a game for several years. Colleagues had a full team and close to another team as reserves, were bigger and better-drilled, and probably thought that they were in for an easy win.
Colleagues scored two more tries before the final whistle and we also went close on a couple of occasions. Final score was 19-5 to Colleagues. That was our best game this season – you can coach skills but you can’t coach the type of commitment we saw on display from everyone on the field on Saturday. Valentius tackled his heart out, James McMahon had no fear running into packs of opposing players at great speed, while the opposition coach even commented halfway through the game how well Chris Salem was playing.
3: Leo Shanahan
2: Chris Salem, Valentius Wirjana
1: Reid McNamara