Game report v The Originals
SOBS 5 Originals 4
Tries: Falke, Roger, Dee, Budi, Petaia
Roster: Rosette, Giraud, Falke, Greville, Sadafi, Canuel, Petaia, Hassell, Fiddis, Jette, Kempton, Antscherl, Eacret, Budiman, Dunning, Banse, Falkner, Campbell, Zamma, Horn, Graham, Thompson, Deol, Stewart, Navi
Water Boy: Stagg
On a beautiful, sunny but cold Saturday afternoon, The SOBS welcomed the Originals as a curtain raiser to the first division game between Bayside RFC and Abbotsford RFC.
Both teams had solid numbers and the SOBS welcomed new recruits Falke, from Richmond RFC and Dee Banse, the current coach for the Bayside U18 Team.
This was always going to be a tough grind, as both teams have a huge rivalry and it was the originals whom came out of the gate very strong, with their new centre running over anyone that got in his way and scoring two quick tries for an early lead. Apparently he was an ex NFL player with the Seattle Seahawks and CFL player with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The SOBS then got on the board with a hard run by Falke, whom bashed his way through 3 or 4 Original players to crash over the line. The game then went back and forth with both teams scoring tries and at half time it was a 3-2 lead for the Originals.
After the break, their captain was able to kick and chase and touch down to make it 4-2 and it was not looking good for the SOBS, playing in their blue and white strip. However the team re-grouped and had finally figured out a way of stopping the running machine coming at them, by knocking a couple of massive hits on him. This seemed to take the confidence away, as he started to cough the ball up, which led to a nice break from new player Dee, who side stepped twice and found a way throughthe defense to touch down. After that the SOBS piled the pressure on and came back to tie the game as Petaia crashed over to make it 4-4. The final nail in the coffin was a beautiful kick and chase by Budi to out run the defender and score in the corner. The final whistle was blown shortly after and the SOBS had prevailed and taken a hard fought victory over their big rivals from Abbotsford.
After the match, everyone stuck around to watch a highly entertaining first division game, in which Bayside played a highly entertaining and exciting free flowing game and outran their opponents from Abbotsford 27-12.
Everyone retreated to the rotary clubhouse and a fun club evening was enjoyed by all, capped off by a joint team boat race, which unfortunately Abbotsford and their old boys rather handily beat Bayside and the SOBS, mainly because Randy let the team with his pathetic effort.