Superloans 85’s 51 vs MSP 85’s 14
Last Saturday the J’ville Under 85's played MSP at Prince of Whales on a cold, wet and windy day and a bog of a field. MSP took the lead with an early try, but it didn't take J’ville long to find their rhythm with the forwards laying down the foundation at scrum time and some slick hands from our backs. We went to half time 24-14. The second half was very much the same with MSP at time showing they weren’t going down without a fight. With 25 mins to go the Terror brotherhood closed them down in all areas and we eventually won 51-14. Thanks to team management Rod and Roko and a special thanks to our supporters who came out on a cold day.
Paul Te Ariki (Head Coach)
Just to add to Paul’s note, the 85’s are the hot property at the club winning their last 4 matches and have only actually lost twice this year, once narrowly to Wellington and also a tight loss against last year's Paul Potiki finalists, Avalon.
From the first round default it is some turnaround for the boys who head into a Paul Potiki round amassing more than 50 points in each of the last 3 games.
Great work boys, enjoy the week off and hit Upper Hutt next week with everything.
Superloans Colts 12 vs Upper Hutt Rams Colts 46
J’ville played an Upper Hutt team that was out to make a statement after been demoted from Div 1 to Div 2. J’ville’s inability to shut down the Upper Hutt ball carriers proved decisive as UH support players were gaining good go forward throughout and consistently asked questions of the J’ville defence. Other areas that let J’ville down was ball retention as they just couldn’t string together phases and build pressure.
Whilst J’ville got back into it in the latter parts of the second half where they managed to pressure UH in their 22 for 20 mins the damage had been done before hand. What compounded the problem was the constant string of injuries throughout. That meant the bench was cleared before half time. Stand out players was fullback Morgan Williams and No 8 Tyler Hall who didn’t stop trying.
Hiko Davies (Technical Support / CDO)
Superloans Cripples 32 vs Petone Brotherhood 7
Cripples played the Petone brotherhood away. Last game of the round 4th vs 3rd. We were again light in numbers only having a couple of subs. Weather was windy and wet, we probably played our best game of the year winning 32 to 7 and 6 tries to 1. Our backs are showing the form that has won us many games and our forwards defence is becoming a wall. We finished 2nd for the round and it starts again this week. I believe we are on track to defend our title. Some of our injured troops hopefully start to hit the track again soon. Thanks, Tah for running with the boys.
Richard (‘Noff’) Eckhoff, Chief
This Weeks Games:
· Woodridge Homes Premiers vs Wellington, Helston Park, 2.45pm
· Quay Marine Premier Reserves vs Wellington, Helston Park, 1pm
· Superloans Colts vs Wellington Colts, Alex Moore Artificial, 7.30pm (FRIDAY NIGHT)
· Superloans 85’s have the bye
· Superloans Cripples vs Upper Hutt Rams Pirates, Trentham Memorial Park 2, 2.45pm
· Johnsonville Pressies vs Northern United Pressies in Red, Porirua Park 1, 2.45pm
Get along to support our teams!