Western Australia

Round 3 Review: Doc Neeson and Brocky’s Tracksuit

Round 3 Review: Doc Neeson and Brocky’s Tracksuit

17/04/2019, Western Australia, Rugby, Pindan Premier League, Article # 28760816

Round 3 of the competition saw Neddies hit the road again, this time to Bennett Park to take on traditional rivals Wests.

Continuing the trend from the first couple of rounds, there were some new faces in the starting line-up including centre Teegan Minkley and the return of halfback Nate Roberts and big winger Zach Makavilitogia.

The earlier results were in Neddies’ favour, with the third grade’s 41-14 win followed up by a 28-19 win in reserves.

And things started well for the Neddies premier grade when Teegan Minkley crossed for an early try. Wests countered with two quick tries to snatch a 14-7 lead before David “Duck” Neilson (not to be confused with the late Angels front man Doc Neeson) nailed a penalty goal to reduce the margin to 14-10.

Things then started going a bit pear-shaped for the Neddies scrum, which culminated with Wests being awarded a penalty try. At 21-10, things looked a bit ominous for the visitors.

But then the momentum of the game shifted. First Jackson Neilson crossed for a try to reduce the score line to 21-15, and then a converted try to inspirational loose forward Shane Hemi straight after the break put Neddies back in front 22-21.

When Duck slotted his second penalty goal, Neddies were in front 25-21. What’s more, the injection of super sub Damo Pacecca put the Neddies scrum back in forward gear.

But the late stages of the game belonged to Wests, who rallied with a converted try and two penalty goals for a final score line of 34-25. Interestingly, Neddies would have pinched a bonus point had the ref not intervened to over-rule both his linesmen on one Wests penalty kick. Even Hulk thought it had sailed wide. But he later conceded he was at the bar at the time.

Apart from the Waiuku workhorse Shane Hemi, Grayson “the pride of Gore” Knapp was a stand-out for Neddies up front. Hats’ off as well to the Wests’ supporters, who are always good to have a beer with. Even Westie Man.

Round 4 of the competition sees Neddies return to The Foreshore on Saturday week (after the Easter break) to take on ARKs. This is not to be missed because it is Past Players’ Day, which is code for extra bar staff required. The crack is for past players to wear their oldest piece of Neddies kit. Note: If there is anything older than Dave Brock’s Neddies tracksuit it probably has a national heritage listing. However, there has been a late betting plunge on George Horsham, who is rumoured to have kept some of his gear from the victorious 1947 Grand Final triumph.

Be there. Be loud. Be proud. GO NEDDIES!!

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Squad Announcement

Squad Announcement

12/04/2019, Western Australia, Rugby, Pindan Premier League, Article # 28760826
Here's the Pally Premier Grade team to face Soaks this Saturday

http://www.palmyrarugby.com.au/news/squad-announcement-2416262.html
Round 3 Fixtures

Round 3 Fixtures

12/04/2019, Western Australia, Rugby, Pindan Premier League, Article # 28760827
This Saturday we venture to Allen Park, Swanbourne with four senior sides to face Soaks!

http://www.palmyrarugby.com.au/news/round-3-fixtures-2416253.html
Palmyra Junior set for Western Force Debut

Palmyra Junior set for Western Force Debut

11/04/2019, Western Australia, Rugby, Pindan Premier League, Article # 28760828
Young Gun Michael McDonald has been named on the Western Force bench for this Friday Nights Rapid Rugby Match

http://www.palmyrarugby.com.au/news/palmyra-junior-set-for-western-force-debut-2415845.html
Past Players Day – 27 April 2019 and Upcoming Events

Past Players Day – 27 April 2019 and Upcoming Events

08/04/2019, Western Australia, Rugby, Pindan Premier League, Article # 28760817

Join us in the special day for all Past Players to enjoy a catch up with old club mates and enjoy retelling stories of old, whilst you enjoy watching the future stars as we take on Arks.

And don’t miss out on our upcoming events.

See you there

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Round 2 Review: Phil Kearns and the Skyward Dreadlock

Round 2 Review: Phil Kearns and the Skyward Dreadlock

08/04/2019, Western Australia, Rugby, Pindan Premier League, Article # 28760818

After a tear-away win in the season opener against Soaks at the Foreshore, Round 2 against Paly proved a much tougher proposition for Neddies across the river at Tompkins Park.

Apart from the usual beer, burgers and live Super Rugby on the big screen, there was added entertainment in the form of non-stop sideline commentary throughout the premier grade match which had shades of Phil Kearns calling a Waratahs match.

Taking the field after a come-from-behind 36-29 win in reserves, a forfeit in thirds and a 19-0 win in fourths, the Neddies premier grade team took to the field playing into the sun and breeze. It was something of a revamped line-up from week one, with the likes of skipper Mike Egan, Aiden Laxton, Hershelle Classen, Drake Robson, Kauri Cudd, and newcomers Kaleb Whakataka and Jonathan Tiueti all out for one reason or another. Apart from Force trio Tom Sheminant, Tevin Ferris and Heath Tessmann, this meant first starts of the season for the likes of former Colt Cameron Brown and the returning Maia King. But perhaps the biggest surprise on the team sheet was that of evergreen halfback Mike Botes, whose last outing for Neddies was back in the days when the players wore white shorts.

Anyway, the first half was a real arm wrestle with a fired-up Paly team doing a much better job of holding on to possession. When the teams broke for oranges, Paly were deservedly 6-0 ahead courtesy of two penalty goals.

Playing with the sun at their backs in the second spell, Neddies wrestled back the lead with a converted try to former junior Tom Sheminant. However, Paly seized on a momentum change following a yellow card to Ammon Matuauto to score a try which gave them a 13-7 lead. Things were heating up. Phil Kearns was in full voice. Tries to David Bailey and Tevin Ferris gave Neddies a 19-13 buffer – but it was touch and go right to the final whistle as Paly threw everything at their opponents.

For new coach Sam Rarasea, it was enough of a hair-raising experience for a couple of his dreadlocks to tilt slightly skywards. The result means Neddies will head to Bennett Park two-from-two on Saturday to take on traditional rivals Wests.

Be there. Be loud. Be proud. GO NEDDIES!!

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Home Game this Weekend!

Home Game this Weekend!

04/04/2019, Western Australia, Rugby, Pindan Premier League, Article # 28736982
Rugby Returns to The Oasis for the first time in 2019

http://www.palmyrarugby.com.au/news/home-game-this-weekend-2413659.html
Round 1 Review: The Horse Carcass and The Horse

Round 1 Review: The Horse Carcass and The Horse

03/04/2019, Western Australia, Rugby, Pindan Premier League, Article # 28733823

Saturday at The Foreshore was one of those days that made you warmer inside than the scene in The Revenant where Leonardo DiCaprio wraps himself in the horse carcass.

The future, the present and the past were all on display. The future was the mighty Neddies Under-9s, who took on their Soaks counterparts as a curtain-raiser to the premier grade game (and again at half time). This team of young terries includes the offspring of several former Neddies luminaries including Rodney Ball, Matt Caporn, Mark “Rocket” Davies, Eric Brain and Glen Williams. Most of them showed considerably more pace than their dads.

The past (or in some cases past it) were the true-blue Neddies supporters signing up with Perth’s most legendary supporters’ club, The Third Half.

And then there was the present. The premier grade took to the field for the season-opener after solid wins in reserves and thirds (including four tries and a conversion to Keith Henderson) and a bit of a touch-up in fourths (despite the rumoured appearance of former Neddies legend Brad Wilkinson).

There were some new faces wearing the Neddies strip for the first time along with plenty of Colts graduates including the likes of Hershelle Classen, skipper Mike Egan, Grayson Knapp, Kauri Cudd, Liam Van Der Westhuizen, Christoff Cronje, Damo Pacecca and Callum Thomas (after fellow former Neddies Colts Tevin Ferris and Tom Sheminant had played for the Force the night before).

Things were pretty tight at half time, when the excitement of the first game of the season distracted your correspondent from taking any notes. But with the sun at their backs, Neddies went on a second half scoring blitz to finish up 45-12 victors. There were plenty of highlights, including a scintillating long-range try from star forward Aiden “the Horse” Laxton, who has picked up where he left off last season. It was a performance fitting of a rendition of Singing In the Rain in the changing rooms, only lead vocalist Rex Julian was away at a wedding.

Firstly up for the day was the Chris Naylor led Thirsty Thirds who had obviously built up a massive celebratory thirst over the off-season to rack up a  38-12 scoreline to start the tally off for the day. We hope Keith Henderson has been saving up his money as a hat-trick is a carton, what is the shout for four tries in one game 2 cartons! and he converted one of his own tries, that makes three cartons for a busy afternoon. This for the first game sets the tone for the rest of the season. Well Done Keith!

Our reserve grade boys started off shakey (no he reffed 4ths) and showed in fits and starts that they will be a force to be reckoned with later in the year as they traded tries with Associates but the result was carved in stone by the 33 min mark with a territorial arm wrestle in the 2nd Half. 24 -14

Starting a game with 13 players was never going to end well and the rugby gods did not smile on Blackies brave troops who put up a good show but went down narrowly for 81 – 0 scoreline. Rumour has it that half the Cloudbreak mine workforce will be back in town next weekend so numbers should be better.

Saturday sees Neddies head across the Swan River to take on Paly.

Be there. Be loud. Be proud. GO NEDDIES!!

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Team of the Week - Round 1

Team of the Week - Round 1

01/04/2019, Western Australia, Rugby, Pindan Premier League, Article # 28729240
With the focus of One Club One Family this season, each week we will be compiling our best performing XV from the weekend

http://www.palmyrarugby.com.au/news/team-of-the-week-round-1-2412504.html
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