Matchday 5 – PreviewMay 11, 2012
Matchday 5 – Match ReportsMay 13, 2012
Another whitewash for the boys in blue and gold with wins in all five grades.
5th Grade 26/14 – 4 tries
4th Grade 22/10 – 3 tries
3rd Grade 19/0 – 3 tries
2nd Grade 24/10 – 4 tries
1st Grade 26/15 – 4 tries
Match reports here
Congrats also to the following players who have been drafted into the 33 man training squad for the NSW Subbies Rep Squad.
Brothers have an astounding 6 players in the squad, which will get whittled down to 23 players over the next couple of weeks. They will then play NSW Country Cockatoos at 5pm on the 2 June at the SFS, as a curtain raiser to Tahs v Hurricanes. It promises like last year to be a better quality game than the Tahs!
Also, we’ve been featured in Holding’s Bits on the Subbies Website. See the piece from Scotty J on Brothers in the “Club In Focus” section.
Club in Focus – Brothers, By Club Captain Scott James
After a few very lean years BROTHERS RUGBY has proven the time-honoured mantra that a winning season on the pitch follows hard work, and a successful off-season. In early 2011 Brothers were graded as one of the clubs in the then functioning 4th Division. After being a stalwart of 3rd Division for longer than anyone cared to remember it came as a rude shock to us that we had been relegated after years of below average performances.
As anyone will tell you, change only comes when you admit you’ve got a problem. A core group of players, ex-players and club supporters set out to turn the club’s fortunes around by re-building its foundations for success in Season 2011 and beyond. After setting ourselves a number of goals last season we successfully made our way back into 3rd Division for 2012. Further planning and effort has resulted in the formation of a Colts squad, new player recruitment, and a revived club spirit that’d bring a tear to the eye of old CBOB’s everywhere.
After four rounds, with one round postponed due to wet weather, the club has got off to a flyer of a start to the season. All grades are playing well, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades winning their first three rounds, while 4th Grade and Colts have dropped a game each.
The guys are really enjoying their Rugby, and most importantly playing for each other, while the spirit (mainly beer) off the field also going well, with some dubious bets made between some of the leading characters in the playing group. As one 1st Grader can attest to from last year, after having made a bet, which he subsequently lost, resulting in getting a permanent reminder in the form of a fellow player’s name tattooed on his backside…’a bets a bet!’
Special mention to Dave Taylor who played his 300th game for Brothers against Blacktown last weekend. Well done, a fantastic achievement!
You definitely don’t see too many ‘one club men’ in the professional game anymore.