2014 Grand Finals Results
Well, it's been quite a season, 22 of 23 teams made semi-finals, unmatched across the ACTJRU, Eleven of these teams made grand-finals and five won.
While the senior teams struggled, look at the results for the junior teams!!
U10, U11, U12 and U14 Royal teams all won, with U13 Royal not missing out by much. Some might say the U15s were hard done by in their semi (straining to remain polite and respectful here) and the U16 Royal and all the senior teams have struggled with player losses to other opportunities early on and later, to an unprecedented number of injuries.
Notwithstanding those player losses, in a thrilling game with the lead changing several times, the Marist 3rd XV defeated St Edmunds 14 to 12. One of the English boys on exchange from Kelly College, Tavistock, Taylor Ryan, came onto the field at about the 20 minute mark, with Marist down 3 to 5. A few minutes later, close to the Eddies line, he peeled off the left side of the scrum with the ball and in great English rugby style, drove under the defence and just managed to jam it over the line, making the score 8 to 5 in Marist favour. A few minutes later, Taylor Ryan was injured, half time called and the game delayed awaiting an ambulance. As the second half wound down, Marist kicked a penalty and Eddies scored a converted try, putting the latter one point in front, 12 to 11. Tensions were high - given the interruption due injury - it seemed only the referee had any idea how much time remained. Marist were awarded a penalty at about Eddies 22 and set up for a kick. One of the Eddies boys momentarily forgot the rules, charged down the kicker, kicked the ball away himself and scored a yellow card for his trouble. Marist converted, went two points in front and two minutes later it was all over. Marist won 14 to 12 and prevented an otherwise Eddies clean sweep of the senior divisions.
Anyway, on the basis of the junior results in particular, the future of Marist Rugby looks really, really good!
With more great coaching and positive behaviours to encourage the boys to commence or continue with their rugby, certain other teams in certain other schools have valid reason to be concerned. ;-)
Congratulations to all our boys and young men for their dedication throughout the year, regardless of the result. And thanks to the volunteers - marshalls, canteen, linespersons (how PC), photographers, match report writers (need more of them next year) and of course to the referees.
And thanks to everyone who came to the dinner - it was a really great night out!!
Marist Rugby Events
Following the finals, here's a few other things coming up:
- Senior Rugby Dinner - 4 Sep 14
- Presentation Night - 10 Sep 14
- Annual General Meeting - Oct 14 (actual date TBA)
Need more Rugby? Of course we do.
Whilst the ACTJRU season is nearly at an end, it doesn't mean we have to go looking for the summer sports just yet, check out the link to ticket information for the UC Vikings and go see one of their three remaining home games for 2014.
Gifts ideas for Coaches and Managers
Get an MRC Anorak for your coach or manager. $95 (many sizes available)
Contact Nick Housego 0414 59 82 97
FINALS - SAT and SUN 30-31 AUG 14
It’s great to see 11 of 22 semi-finalist teams win on the weekend. Congratulations to all our boys and young men who have made it to a final!
There's some great stories emerging from the semi-finals (sorry, I know more about the U16 - e-mail your story in a paragraph and I'll add it here):
Congratulations to all the boys whose teams unfortunately didn't win, including our 1st XV, for showing the determination and teamwork to get to the semis and for reflecting the positive personal qualities and spirit that make rugby great.
So, get to the finals and support the boys. The draw for all finals is below.
Good luck and GO MARIST!
Finally, for next season - the UC Brumbies emerging talent camps here
For those not interested in the fancy format below, here it is as text:
Grand Final Games
Under 9 Div 1 Royals 1 v Uni Norths 2 Saturday 11.15 Oval 1
Under 9 Div 2 Vikings White v Yass Saturday 11.15 Oval 1
Under 10 Div 1 St Edmund's v Marist Sunday 12.15pm Oval 1
Under 10 Div 2 St Edmund's v Royals Sunday 8.45am Oval 2
Under 10 Div 3 St Edmund's v Wests Saturday 9.32am Oval 2
Under 11 Div 1 Marist v Vikings Saturday 12.15pm Oval 1
Under 11 Div 2 Marist v Broulee Saturday 10.19am Oval 2
Under 11 Div 3 Queanbeyan v Easts Saturday 8.45am Oval 2
Under 12 Div 1 Marist v St Edmund's Saturday 13.15pm Oval 1
Under 12 Div 2 Queanbeyan v Marist Sunday 9.32am Oval 2
Under 12 Div 3 Jindabyne v St Edmunds Saturday 11.06 Oval 2
Under 13 Div 1 St Edmund's v Marist Sunday 11.00am Oval 1
Under 13 Div 2 Trinity v Radford Sunday 10.29am Oval 2
Under 13 Div 3 Broulee v Cooma Saturday 12.03pm Oval 2
Under 14 Div 1 Marist v St Edmund's Saturday 14.25pm Oval 1
Under 14 Div 2 Broulee v Marist Saturday 13.00pm Oval 2
Under 14 Div 3 Queanbeyan v Gungahlin Sunday 11.26am Oval 2
Under 15 Div 1 Royals v St Edmund's Sunday 13.20pm Oval 1
Under 15 Div 2 Uni Norths v Daramalan Sunday 13.30pm Oval 2
Under 15 Div 3 Burgmann v St Edmund's Sunday 12.23pm Oval 2
Under 16 Div 1 Vikings v St Edmund's Saturday 15.30pm Oval 1
Under 16 Div 2 Radford v Marist Sunday 14.37pm Oval 2
Under 18 Div 1 St Edmund's v Grammar Sunday 16.00pm Oval 1
Under 18 Div 2 St Edmund's v Marist Sunday 14.35pm Oval 1
Under 18 Div 3 Marist v St Edmund's Saturday 13.57pm Oval 2
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