By Raymond Hudd (Coach)
It’s a very tough assignment playing Penrith out at Nepean Rugby Park. This particular game on any calendar year speaks volumes about the character of the individual. Penrith will punish you if you fail to both mentally and physically turn up.
Mentally one must produce the required discipline, drive and determination to succeed on the day. No short cuts. Physically one must impose their will over their opposite endeavouring to emerge successful at each engagement, first whistle to last. The ferocity of the contest is a sign of respect.
Whatever the result one must remain dignified and humble content with the effort that is left out on the field.
Well done 2nd Grade!
By Jack Leary (Coach)
After a close loss last week, Uni did well to bounce back with a strong win. The team responded well to feedback during the week and came out with a more aggressive attitude. Our work around the collision against a big side was what enables us to shut Penrith out of the game early. The forwards in particular did well to ensure uni were in control for the majority of the game. Still early in the season (which means there is plenty to work on) but we are looking forward to building on the win moving forward to set the platform for a good season.
By James Cameron (Coach)
4th grade scored 35 points in the first half and then 55 points in the second half for a 90-0 win. While it’s always great to score plenty of tries, the most pleasing thing was not conceding any points to the opposition. The players will have to learn to trust their defence more as a period of indiscipline allowed Penrith to spend time inside Uni 5 metres; resulting in a yellow card to Uni but fortunately no tries to Penrith. Similar play against Randwick this weekend will sure result in points for the opposition. Although the backs were primarily the ones finding themselves on the score sheet, the loose forwards were the reason why. Ben Carolan and Max Hughes in particular were stand-outs with their work rate and impact at the breakdown.
By Robert Taylor (Colts Head Coach)
The Colts coaches were very happy to get three wins on the board and to have minimal injuries against Penrith in the weekend. Notable the 3rd Colts played extremely well to win 50 to 12 and get their winning season underway.
This coming you will see some very good rugby when the Colts head to Coggee, we have many players returning from injury, rowing, representative rugby, Easter holidays making this weeks selections a real headache in many positions.
By Gabriel Enright (Coach)
Great bonus point win by the 3rd Colts team – 50-12 overall and 33 to nil in the second half. The team played on their wits with 3 backs covering a short fall in the forwards and ending up being our best players on the day. Some really promising attack and defense will carry the team into this weeks encounter against Randwick