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On Sunday the CBD comes alive with the grand finalé flat out alongside Riverside Drive in the City of Perth Special Stage.
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All of our senior grades are participating in finals except our 4th grade who as usual had a mighty social season of fun. It demonstrates the club has had a great season and could top it off with your great support and possibly some pennants! Win lose or draw, it will be a great effort by all. The teams would appreciate all the support we can muster and we would love to see and past mates at the sidelines starting this coming Saturday 18th August. Fixtures are:
Hartfield Park Saturday 18th August
13:30pm 2nd Grade Kalamunda v Joondalup
15:30pm 1st Grade Kalamunda v Nedlands
11:45am 3rd Grade Kalamunda v Coastal Cavaliers
13:45pm Women’s Kalamunda v Nedlands
Join us after the games on both Saturday and Sunday at the “Bull Ring “ to either celebrate winning through to the finals or celebrate a successful season.
It was farewell to The Foreshore on Saturday as Neddies hosted Wests in Round 5 of the new Premier Division competition. And what a cracker of a game it was to mark the last home game of the 2018 season.
In last year’s semi-final, things went down to the wire between these two arch rivals before a last minute penalty goal gave Wests the win. And while 80s band Split Enz reckoned history never repeats, the Finn brothers were wrong. Because history bloody well did repeat on Saturday.
In glorious sunny conditions which couldn’t have contrasted more from previous couple of wild weekends, the premier grade team took to the field after wins in reserves and thirds, a forfeit in fourths and a bit of a touch up by Paly over the Neddies women’s team.
It didn’t take long for Neddies to score more points than they did last week in the whole game against Soaks, with centre Ammon Matuauto motoring through for the first try. It was a sign of things to come. By half-time Neddies had jumped out to a handy 26-12 lead after three more tries to Logan Ede, winger Liam Van Der Westhuizen and workhorse loose forward Shane Hemi.
But like last week, a yellow card against Neddies marked a critical momentum shift in the game. Wests stormed back with three consecutive tries to take a 31-26 lead. When Neddies rallied with a late converted try to level things up at 33-33, it looked like the game would end in a draw. But then history repeated itself, with Sully’s boy Walter nailing another last-gasp penalty goal to give Wests a 36-33 victory. Either way, it was a rip-snorter of a game of rugby – and one which gave the club’s flash new scoreboard a real workout.
The bonus point was enough for Neddies to pip Soaks for the minor premiership, setting up a return to Hartfield Park on Saturday for a do-or-die semi-final with Kalamunda in what is the club’s 36thconsecutive premier grade finals appearance.
As has been a feature of the season thus far, there have been plenty of Colts and former Colts doing the business for the premier grade team. And on Saturday it was young prop Noah Harris continuing that trend with a solid performance in the front row. It was also great to see another former Neddies Colt turned premier grade star in Justin “Busty” Webster back at The Foreshore watching proceedings with his young family, still looking fit enough for a canter on the wing.
So on to this weekend when four Neddies teams will be chasing a ticket to the big dance at three different venues (See details below).
You know the drill.
Be there. Be loud. Be proud. Go the Finn brothers. GO NEDDIES!!
Premier Grade: Neddies v Kalamunda @ Hartfield Park 3.30pm
Third Grade: Neddies v Palmyra @ McGillivray Oval 12 noon
Reserves: Neddies v Baysie @ Success 1.30pm
Women’s: Neddies v Kalamunda @ Success 1.45pm (TBC)
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With the delivery of the sponsored tables we are now focussing our efforts on replacing the club house chairs.
Each chair costs $40 and comes with the donors name on a plaque.
To date, we have had 23 chairs sponsored and delivered. Our target is for a total of 100 chairs, which will be enough to fill the tables available.
Every chair helps! If you wish to support the Club with this initiative, please pay over the bar and advise the details required for your plaque. Chairs are ordered in batches of 10 and normally 2-3 days delivery there-aft.
Final table delivery arrives … finally!
The last 4 sponsored tables have now arrived and will be delivered to the Club in time for the semi-finals next week.
This initiative has seen a total of 14 tables sponsored by members, sponsors and junior teams being supplied – enough to seat 104 members comfortably. Each table has a plaque with the donors details set in the middle of the table.
We thank each and every donor for their assistance in providing these tables for the benefit of all club users.
Freddie Krueger wasn’t there to watch, but Saturday’s game against Soaks was like a remake of his cult horror movie Nightmare on Elm Street. It was called Nightmare on Allen Park.
For Third Half supporters, the rugby was on a par with the weather – which had already turned the No 2 field at Neddies into a lake (resident ducks included) for a junior carnival held earlier in the day.
Apart from the absence of captain Mike Egan, things looked to be in reasonable enough shape for the premier grade team who took to the field after another win by the unbeaten thirds, losses in reserves and fourths and a big win by the women’s team over the girls from Perth Irish/Curtin.
And the game started well enough for the visitors with Neddies applying the early pressure. But a yellow card which reduced Neddies to 14 players marked a shift in momentum, and at half time Soaks were ahead 6-0. Then things turned uglier than Freddie Kruger. By full time, Soaks had crossed for four unanswered tries for a 30-0 victory. Like the axing of the Western Force, few could actually believe what had happened – let alone why.
The loss saw Neddies surrender the RugbyWA Cup back to Soaks. And it could also cost Neddies the minor premiership, making Saturday’s game against Wests crucial to avoid a 2 v 3 finals fixture the following week.
If there was some good news, it came earlier in the afternoon when former Neddies colt Matt Caporn played his 200th game for the club. Legendary stuff. And high praise too for the likes of Terry “Max” Smith, still playing reserve grade after all these years as a great Neddies servant.
So the stakes are high on Saturday as the Neddies players seek to bounce back against the fast-finishing Wests at The Foreshore.
It’s the last home game for the season. And the weather forecast is for sunny skies.
So get down to cheer on the boys.
Be there. Be loud. Be proud. GO NEDDIES!!!
Join the Western Force in launching our Rugby Legends Breakfast Series. This series will showcase the World’s best Rugby players and coaches in an intimate breakfast setting.
The first event will be held on the 17th of August alongside T14 Events and Promotions and will include;
Robbie Deans, former Wallabies coach, All Black and current coach of leading Japanese team the Panasonic Wild Knights.
Scott Fava, former Wallabies and Super Rugby player which included time at the Western Force in 2006.
Jaque Fourie, previously a South African Springbok and Lions player, Jaque now currently takes on the role of the Western Force defensive coach within World Series Rugby.
Nick “the Honey Badger” Cummins, previous player for the Western Force alumni and Australian Wallaby and currently the star of Network Ten, The Bachelor Australia.
From $110 per person.
To further info and to book, please visit Eventopia:
Congratulations to Jermaine Ainsley who will be starting for the Wallabies tonight against former Neddies team mates Anaru Rangi and Tevin Ferris.
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On Saturday 4th August KDRUC Women’s team played the Cottesloe Shegulls under lights at the Bull Ring – Hartfield Park Forrestfield. The game was a tribute match for Neesha Barrett, our 2017 Kalamunda Women’s Team Captain and 2018 Western Force Squad Member who is fighting her own battle with cervical cancer.
The Game was played after the traditional fixtures held during the afternoon under lights. The Kalamunda Kweens came out firing in a tough but friendly game and the motivated Kween’s cruised to a 30-0 victory.
The other 4 WA Women’s Rugby Teams – Divaz Lionesses; Nedlands, Perth Irish & Palmyra – all came to Hartfield Park after their games that afternoon to support the cause.
Along with fundraising activities during the day/night, the playing jerseys specifically designed for this Tribute Match were auctioned off with proceeds being donated to The Cancer Council of WA and Neesha Barrett.
After an excellent day of Rugby and evening entertainment this initiative raised $7,943. After costs, $6046 was equally donated to the Cancer Council and Neesha Barrett.
Well done to all involved.