This weekend we've got Milestones, Retirements, Must-Win Rugby and the Presentation Night.
If you didn't get down to Woollahra Oval on Saturday you missed out on a great game of rugby by our first grade side. Two minutes into the game saw us reduced to 14 men when a red card made an appearance. From there it looked like it might be one way traffic in favour of Colleagues but our boys dug deep to remain competitive.
With 20 minutes to go a nasty collision left Hugh Baillie with a broken leg and brought the game to a halt.
With the ambulance on the way the game was moved to the adjoining field to finish. Upon recommencement the Brothers team, and especially the forward pack, lifted. Our scrum started to drive forward against the Colleagues pack and were rewarded with a push-over try.
Solid defence and driving attack saw the boys score in the final 5 minutes and hold off a determined Colleagues side to win 31-30. A bonus point win for us and 2 points for Colleagues.
To the delight of Bailles, who was now off his tree sucking on the green whistle, and the annoyance of the ambo's, the team gathered around him to sing the club song and celebrate a momentous win with their team mate. Get well Bailles.
After the weekend's rounds the Kentwell cup ladder looks like this leading into the final round. With 3 teams all vying for 3rd and 4th place on the ladder.
Balmain v Mosman, Brothers v Drummoyne, Knox v Old Iggies, Colleagues - Bye.
So, what are the scenarios?..... You can work them out. It gives me a headache.
Either way, it's Must Win Rugby for Brothers to guarantee a spot in the finals.
Don't miss out on seeing what is sure to be a great game of rugby this Saturday.
After 24 years and stints as President, Coach, Manager, Linesman, Club Captain, Raffle Ticket Seller, BBQ Apprentice, Clubman of the Year and a grand tally of 410 games (with 1 more to come on Saturday) Adrian Brannan (Yep, that's him in the middle showing the young guys how you belt out the club song) will be pulling on the the boots for the last time when he runs on for 4th Grade this Saturday at Roseville Chase Oval.
After 24 years there's plenty we could say about Aido but it's fair to say his contribution over the years, both on and off the field has helped make Brothers what it is today. You'll be missed mate.
You're all encouraged to get down to Roseville Chase Oval this Saturday in time for 4s to run on (10:45am in case you're wondering) and cheer on Aido in his final of many games for the club. Afterwards there'll be plenty of time to hear a dud joke and have a beer or two or three.
Another great clubman marks a major milestone this weekend. After having careful calculations, playing multiple games and hoping to avoid injury over the past few weeks Liam Casey runs out for his 200th game with the club this Saturday. Be sure to be there to cheer both him and Aido on this Saturday.
Well done Reliable.
And if all that isn't enough for you the day ends with Presentation Night after back at the Willoughby Hotel.
Festivities start upstairs from 7:30 with cocktail food, Beer, Wine and Soft drinks.
Wives, Girlfriends, Mums & Dads are welcome to come join in the festivities.
See you there.