Brumbies Selection for Finlay Johnson
A special congratulations and good luck is extended to Finlay Johnson from the Grenfell Rugby Club Inc, for his selection in the Under 15s Brumbies squad.
Finlay has been selected to play in the second row (lock) and will represent the Brumbies at the following events;
27 May – Brumbies Vs Illawarra Vikings at Nowra
9-10 June – State Championships at TG Milner Field Sydney
5 August – Brumbies Vs Victoria at Wagga Wagga
September – 4 day tour to Queensland (to be confirmed)
NSW Country Championships
– Good Luck Central West
The Grenfell Rugby Club Inc would like to wish the Central West Women’s team good luck in this weekend’s NSW Country Championships at Tamworth.
Special mention should be made of the following Pink Panthers who will be part of the Central West squad; Charmaine Buckley, Sarah ‘Polly’ Eppelstun, Liz Hewitt, Betty Doolan, Nioka Coe, Krystal Fyfe, Torika Thorn and Nicky ‘Cobar’ Miller. Go Girls!
Pink Panthers Impressive Win Against CSU
A sea of Pink Panthers converged on R B Bembrick Field at the weekend to take on the Bathurst CSU Ewes. In the previous weekends match the Pinkies had surprised CSU with a 17-0 victory and Saturday’s result was only more impressive for the girls.
The Pink Panthers had a hefty advantage from the start with an amazing 20 players to Bathurst’s 10, and came out firing putting the opposition on the defensive. Some quick and dominant phases from the forwards allowed the backs to spread it wide, and Tarcia Skinner dodged 3 defenders to put the ball down in the corner for the Pinkies first of the day. Conversion unsuccessful 5-0 Pinkies.
Minutes later it looked to be a replay of the Pinkies first try with Tarcia making a break down the wing again, but this time she offloaded to Jody Leibick for her first try of the season. The kick was again unsuccessful 10-0 Pinkies.
CSU answered before half time finding a gap in the Pinkies defence and gliding through to run away with a try under the posts. Conversion unsuccessful 10-5 Pinkies. Unfortunately for CSU this was their only shining moment with the Pink Panthers running away with the game thereafter.
It was not in any way a one “Panther” show with further tries coming from Taya Frost, Ashleigh Simpson, Michelle Munro, Shiona Woatherall and Mel Orcher. 2 of those were converted by Betty Doolan and Sheree Logan. Well done Pinkies.
Player’s player went to Betty as well as 3 points. 2 points went to Mel Orcher and 1 point to Ash Simpson. The Pinkies will this weekend have a bye and return on 2 June against CSU in Bathurst.
CSU Aggies Plow Panthers
Grenfell Panthers first grade took on the Orange CSU Aggies at the weekend in Round 7 of the ANFD Cup Southern Division competition. Unfortunately another disappointing loss to the Panthers now leaves them in fourth position on the table with Blayney leading the way.
The first half began with the Panthers looking to have the upper hand especially in the scrum. The Aggies seemed to be no match for the Grenfell forwards and allowed Matt Tozer to cross the line 15 minutes in. The kick was unsuccessful, score 5-0 Panthers.
The Aggies managed to find their rhythm half way through the first half and produced 3 successive tries much to the Panthers dismay. The only positive was that the Aggies kicker was having a shocker and missed all 3 conversions, leaving the score 15-5 at half time.
The referee was given plenty of constructive criticism throughout the match but this didn’t help the Panthers case, with CSU continuing their attack and putting 2 more tries on the board in the early stages of the second half. Fortunately the Aggies kicker was still having no luck with both kicks going wide, score 25-5 Aggies.
An ankle injury to Matt Tozer put a further damper on the match, but the Panthers continued to work hard and finally found some salvation through a try from prop John Amey and a successful conversion from Stuart Hughes (finally someone could kick). Score 25-12 Aggies.
A try from CSU, converted by their replacement kicker in the dying stages of the game took the final score to 32-12 Aggies.
An aggressive attacking game from Stuart Hughes got him Players Player and 3 points. 2 points went to Jimboy and 1 point to Clint. The Panthers this week will have a bye and hopefully this will allow the injured players’ time to recover.