Thursday, 18 December 2014

Harlequin's questfor third title in a row will start March 21st

The highlight of the Dewar Shield's season will be the Grand Final rematch between Harlequin and Box Hill to be played as a curtain raiser to the Rebels Bulls game at AAMI Park Saturday 6th June, Queen's Birthday week-end.
The season will kick off on March 21st with double defending champions Harlequin hosting Melbourne Uni and Box Hill travelling to last season semi-finalists Moorabbin. Tricky first game for the other semi-finalist of 2014, Melbourne, who will play away at Footscray. The clash between Endeavour Hill s and Power House will round up the first day of play. Southern Districts will have the first bye and kick off their season on Round 2 when they’ll visit Endeavour Hills.
The Victorian competition will stop on Easter week end, April 4th, and will end on August 15th with the Grand Final, first 4 teams will participate to the play offs with the same format as 2014, i.e. first will play second in the major semi-final and 3 will play 4 in the minor SF. Looser of major SF and winner of minor SF will square off to decide who will meet the major SF winners in the Grand Final. Venues for the play offs will be announced at a later stage.
The full draft available here
By Unknown on 13:44 No comments so far More

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The tighthead prop extends his contract with the Super Rugby franchise

In a press conference in front of iconic Sir Weary Dunlop statue, the player greets the journos with a huge smile and a spanish "bueno!" that summarises his sentiment toward the announcement of his contract's extension.
At 28, Weeks does not see this move as his last grasp of Super Rugby, but is more than happy to stay: "I think I have still some more years left in me, but I can see myself finishing (my career) at the club, we got an amazing foundation already laid in the past years, but now there is stability, and that was one of the biggest things that kept me onboard".

Weeks is realistic about the Rebels' position in the competition, but also optimistic about the future: "there has been a fair bit disappointment in the past 4 years, but I'm very excited (about the future), there are young guys like Jones and McMahon that have just shone on the international scene, and a lot of youngsters coming back of the NRC, where they have had a taste of success, the excitement is around the club", he continued.
Weeks has tasted international rugby this year and is looking forward to continue his adventure in the green and gold "with the upcoming world cup, I just want more, and this is a huge driving motivation and the next step up in my career."
As a forward he has touched first hand the troubles of the Wallabies' scrum : "I think in Australian rugby we don't value the scrum enough," Weeks said "spectators don't see it as an exciting part of the game, but in reality it is one of the biggest parts in international rugby, so we have to pay much more attention on it," he added, "every front rower in Australia want to improve our reputation in this fundamental, we have worked very hard to do so, but if anyone is going to criticise Australia, they are going for the scrum".

Laurie Weeks share Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's opinion that the Australian front rowers are too honest at scrum time: "Absolutely, we are very honest were it comes to sport, but when it comes to scrummaging, everyone who played in Europe will say that it is all about who cheat the best".

Arrived from the Queensland Reds in 2011 for the inaugural Rebels season, the Sydney born prop is on of the two left foundation members of the club, the most capped Rebels at the club and one of the most loved players from the fan, to the point that he is nicknamed "the people champ".
By Unknown on 20:06 No comments so far More
  • RSS
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pagine22metri

My Blog in Italian

My Blog in Italian
More posts in my native language



    All posts by Diego Ghirardi @22metri. Powered by Blogger.