Did you know:
That our current Waratahs (11) in total, 8 of them have scored 1246 points between them. Last week against the Highlanders when Israel Folau scored his second try it was the SUFC groups 100th try. Bernard Foley past his 850th points with the Waratahs.
It was also celebration time for Uni supporters last Saturday night, firstly for Bernie Foley running on for his 100th NSW game and this week will be his 100th Super Rugby match. Secondly, as Brad Wilkin came into the game off the bench for his first Tahs game, in doing so he becomes our 238th State player.
This week see two more players reach their 50th Club game. They are Chris Talakai and Josh King, congratulations fellows.
James Kane reach his 100 points in 1st Grade when he went over for a try against Souths in 1st Grades 40-12 win. He is now on 104 1st Grade points and 112 Club points this season.
Cameron Lawrence playing up in 2nd Grade, now moves his club tally to 80 tries, he becomes the 5th highest try scorer in the Club’s history behind Ted Magrath, Michael Griffin, Tom Carter and Nathan Trist (all 1st Graders). Cameron has played most of his matches for Uni have been in 3rd and 4th Grade, so his achievement has been a total of 20 minutes less per game, then the above four.
I had people ask me where Matt Dowsett has been over the past couple of games, Matt picked up a bad knee injury against Manly and shall miss the rest of this season. So my new go forward replacement is Ben Carolan, who scored twice (should have been three) in 3rd Grade and now has 8 tries in the last 4 games. Ben is a hooker/back rower while Matt was a speedy winger.
Our first three grade teams have come up with the number 19 in the last three games, 7 times in fact;
1st Grade vs Easts 27-19,
2nd Grade vs Manly 19-13, vs Easts 29-19 and vs Souths 54-19
3rd Grade vs Manly 19-12 and vs Easts 19-19.
All four Senior Grade teams have the best for and against in their respective competition. The club currently has 4 of our 7 teams coming first.
Of a maximum 32 bonus points up for grabs so far this season our senior sides have picked up 29. Our average tries per grade team is 7.54 tries in each grade, each round.
I should mention to our supporters of our Colts teams, that last week I mentioned the 2004 Colts team losing 3 games early in the season and still winning the premiership. What I didn’t tell you was that side had five future Super Rugby players of which 3 became Wallabies and 3 players who played for years in our 1st XV. It could well happen again for our Colts, that they produce the same talent.
Max Robson sits on 96 points all in 2nd Colts with 5 more goals.
Eddie Poolman (7) and Angus Chadwick (7) moved into third spot in the Colts 2018 highest try scorer list. Both are one behind Max Robson (8) and two from the leaders Jack Murray (9) and Strath Yeo (9). The last three names didn’t score a try on the weekend (Jack Murray and Strath Yeo were both out through injury).