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Head to Bowral or Bon Andrews or watch on 7Two live from 3pm
Make a day of it and head down the Hume Highway to Bowral’s, Eridge Park this Saturday to support our Shoremen in the 2016 Grand Final re-match against Sydney University.
For those of you that can’t make the trip – 1st Grade will be televised on 7Two from 3.00pm with Cameron Shepherd calling the game.
The day is designed to support Country Rugby and showcase Shute Shield Rugby in regional areas, with the Bowral Blacks playing last year’s premiers the Woonona Shamrocks from 1.25pm which will act as the curtain raiser for the 1st Grade game.
Here is the run-sheet of games being played on the day:
The Colts Grand Final re-match is closer to home at Bon Andrews Oval. Please build the crowd for what is set to be fast running rugby at it’s best.
The boys will be fired up following last week’s defeat to Southern Districts.
Here is the Colts programme.
Good Friday Rugby Report
Friday April 14th, 2017
Northern Suburbs v Southern Districts
Friday April 14th, 2017
Northern Suburbs v Southern Districts. This week’s report from around the grounds comes to you from Norths first home game of the season.
Returning to the scene of 2016’s emphatic grand final victory, it was Southern Districts who were keen to make amends for last year’s semi-final, whilst battling for the Sir Roden Cutler Shield in Norths first shield defence.
Both teams boosted by the return of Waratahs players including Irae Simone, Bryce Hegarty and Angus Ta’avao, whilst Jed Holloway lined up for Souths.
It was Souths who open the scoring and started with all the running, before a classy chip kick found Hegarty to open Norths account.
These tries would be first of many the crowed got to enjoy throughout the afternoon. As Hegarty nabbed a double scoring out wide and Ezra Luxton barging over from close range to close out the first half.
The second half saw both team’s trade tries and penalty goals, with Gary Bautz & Lochie Creagh both crossing before back to back tries from Souths saw Norths fall 1 point behind with 8 minutes remaining.
Following over 20 phases, Norths again hit the lead with some swift passing finding Creagh in the corner for his 2nd, Jack Clancy found the line to and the chocolates to Easter and Norths getting home 46 – 37.
1st Grade: 46 – 37
Tries: B.Hegarty 2, L.Creagh 2, E.Luxton, G.Bautz, J.Clancy
Goals: A.Sinclair 4 Cons, 1 pen
2nd Grade: 17 – 31
3rd Grade: 35 – 16
4th Grade: 40 – 0
1st Colts: 17 – 41
2nd Colts: 31 – 29
3rd Colts: 7 – 22
Norths v’s Southern Districts
Check out all the action from last weekend’s grade games here, all compliments of Clay Cross.
Norths v Southern Districts 1st Grade
Norths v Southern Districts 2nd Grade
2012 4th Grade Premiers – 5 Year Henderson Cup Reunion
Club legend, ex-Club Captain and now Head of the North’s ‘100 Club’ – Keith Coassin, is rallying the playing group and supporters to celebrate the 2012 4th Grade Premiership win. Keith has kept his finger on the Norths pulse whilst being away on secondment in New York for JP Morgan Asset Management with his wife Suz and his young boys (future Norths players) Billy and Ben. He is due to arrive back in Australia shortly and is itching to get back and see the boys run around in the Red & Black.
Other club legends and two time premier’s, Scott Barnes, James Fitzgerald and Simon Johnson will also be attending along with head coach, Brendan Crowe.
The group of ex-players on the day will be cheering on boys who they played with in 2012, including the likes of Club Captain – Tommy Evans, James Knight, James Stokes, Andrew Dovgan, Nick Marshall, Ash Hall, Joe Jenkins, Tom Lee & Pat Nakkan.
Details of the Reunion:
When: Saturday, 24th June at NSO vs Manly
Time: 10:45am (sharp) to watch 4th Grade
Bring: Inflated rugby tales for yesteryear
There will be plenty of banter being thrown from the sidelines from 10:45am.
Mosman and Norths building grassroots rugby in heartland Super Saturday
On Saturday April 29, all Norths teams, grade and colts play Parramatta at Rawson Oval in Mosman.
Games will start from 9.30am and entry is a gold coin donation.
The day’s objective is to showcase the pathways of rugby from 6 year olds till 40 year olds across all divisions from juniors to grade. Mosman, with over 600 kids and 182 colts and grade players is a strong heartland for rugby whose players feed into Norths.
Mosman President, Michael Flude states, “It’s set to be a blockbuster day of rugby showcasing the pathways from juniors through to Subbies, Shute Shield and beyond.
Mosman is a social club. Kids start here and then go to Shute Shield rugby and often come back here to still play when their careers and families take over.
For all levels, it is going to be a great day and we will have all bars and food options open.”
We caught up with Harry Emery (pictured below) who currently plays 1st Grade for Norths to chat about his days with Mosman Juniors.
When did you start playing rugby?
Rugby started for me when I was 4 years old playing for the Mosman Whales under 7’s in pokemon runners and headgear. Which the under sevens play touch in.
How did playing juniors for Mosman help you through school rugby?
Playing for Mosman up until I was 15 was probably the key to my rugby development whilst still at school. Playing on a Sunday after a Saturday school game allowed me to play more footy and in the club comp being competitive, learning how to compete, the feeling of winning and having fun with your mates.
Tell us about the connectivity of rugby which started with the juniors.
The mate’s I played with at Mosman all came from different schools from the Under 12s-15s and beyond, we all became really close and are still close today.
Some of us would play each other through the school system which helped us stay close as we all wanted to beat and compete against each other. Several of the boys today are competing at high levels around the Shute Shield comp which all started back at Mosman.
How has this foundation helped you now as a grade player?
Playing grade footy today all started back at the grass roots of Mosman Rugby. Learning how to compete, practising skills endlessly, mucking around with the ball and putting it out on the field has really helped me through selective systems and the way I play today.
What’s your favourite Mosman Rugby moment?
My favourite Mosman Rugby moment was after winning the grand final in the under 12s to a close game to Chatswood. As a team we all went back to Simon Johnston’s (one of the boys homes), which cemented one of the best feelings, and celebrations. From that we went on to win 3 comps in a row with Mosman.
For the young ones coming through, what piece of advice would you give?
To enjoy the experience of learning new skills, developing them and the satisfaction when you nail what you practice.
When the juniors run you on the oval at Rawson on Sat 29 April, how will it feel?
Playing back at Rawson and watching the juniors run out will bring back a lot of nostalgic memories where I started training and playing rugby. Knowing how much I looked up and aspired to be a grade footballer will bring back the determination and dreams I had as a Mosman Junior wanting to succeed at rugby and play where I am today, knowing there is still a long way to go and I still have the same aspirations as back at Mosman Juniors were it all started.
Picture shows Harry Emery with Frankly Mutton (Under 11’s) and his cousin Grayson Cayzer (Under 8’s).
‘Shoreman score first home win of the season’