The start of the season is upon us. The Saturday just gone saw the Redmen up against the Mosman Whales, or as Mickey Palmer likes to refer to them as “The Mosman Crumble” (reference to the colts GF demolishing last year!!) The weather wasn’t so great with a few scuds rolling through early, however the precipitation managed to stay away come game time. We saw a scrappy, but hard fought colts match where our boys dominated the majority of the match, with a few suspect calls going against us. Colts definitely have a great platform working towards another GF win this year.
We then moved into the grade trials where 3’s and 2’s had a combined effort for 60mins where we came out on top and saw some great running rugby. Then 2’s had there own 30min trial bolstered by a few 1st graders towards the end of the period. Mosman were a little too strong (fitness being the key) and scored a few tries late to steal a victory. Then came the grudge match with a fast paced, heavy hitting 30min trial with 1st grade. Our boys had some great attacking, front foot ball off the basis of a great scrum and building pressure to score a couple of team tries. We also spent a lot of time in defense, with very little able to break the gain line.
All in all, the results were fantastic, especially with the very limited team preparation and many last minute withdrawals. We have a great foundation to build into this year and secure a high number of wins and gran final appearances. Everyone please get down to training at RYDE International this week to build into the trail vs Hunters Hill this coming weekend.
Up The Reddies!!
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