Discussion in 'State of Origin and other State Leagues' started by obsulete, Jun 11, 2007.
Tigers RLC 30 defeated Northern Districts 20 in first grade.
For anyone interested the Royal Australian Air Force Rugby League(RAAFRL) played the South Australian State side last sat, the 8th of Oct at Hansen Reserve in Adelaide. In what was a pretty rugged match the RAAF ran out 20-12 winners. The game threatened to blow out in middle of the second half however the S.A side showed good determination and poise to keep the scoreline close.
There was a good and vocal crowd which showed Rugby League is still alive in S.A
Looks like 2 new teams in SARL to take the comp up to 8 senior teams for 2012.
Yes - there is some good news coming out of SA after a lot of very hard work over there.
I'd like to thank the mob from the Port Adelaide Cougars and the ARL development guys Dave, Kelso and others for putting a great 7 a side carnival on Tues.
My team from Woodville High won the U16s and we all had a great day.
Hopefully a few of my boys end up playing in the SARL comp soon.
From the SARL:
Welcome to Email Newsletter # 9 04/04/2012
2012 Season Round One:
What a start to the 2012 Season! Close, competitive games and a good turnout from the supporters made this season openner one of the best.
Game 1 Centrals 2 (26) def Tigers 2 (24)
Tigers second team took on the Roosters second team in an exciting 2012 season openner that saw several former players from both teams come out of retirement. It was a close encounter with the Roosters leading the Tigers 12-6 at half-time. The second half saw both teams scoring points, with the Roosters running out narrow winners 26-24.
Best Players: Brad Gurr (Centrals), Dan Wilson (Tigers).
Game 2 Knights (34) def Cougars (16)
In a close encounter, both teams showed good form early with the Cougars having a small lead of 12-10 at the half-time break. The second half saw the Knights take control of the game and run out comfortable winners 34-16.
Best Players: Michael Holland, Tamati Matthews (Knights), Shane Frankin (Cougars) had strong games for their team.
Game 3 Henley (22) drew Eels (22)
This proved to be a very even game from the onset with both teams defending their line well. The Eels had the narrow lead of 16-10 at the half-time break. The second half saw both teams come out and take each other on from the middle of the rucks. Big Kevin McInteny (Raiders) was very strong in the rucks and unloaded some good balls for support players, Scotty Stuart and Alani Halal were very influential for the Raiders. The final scoreline was 22 all.
Best Players: Alani Halal, Kevin McInteny, Scotty Stuart (Raiders). Nigel Denise, Scott Gould, Martin ORooke, and replacement Ben Smith (Eels) had strong games.
Game 4 Centrals 1 (28) def South (10)
This was a very fast game from the onset as both teams ripped into each other. Souths experienced players Anthony Gouldsmith (Turbo) and Heath Tiffin, led the way to give South a 10-6 lead at half-time. The second half saw Souths big forwards tire, and the experienced Centrals players in Dave Robbinson, Adam Levi, and Ash Fatiki (Fatty) take control of the game. Centrals ran out winners 28-10.
Best Players: Anthony Gouldsmith, Heath Tiffin (Souths), Ash Fatiki, Adam Levi, Dave Robbinson (Centrals).
Game 5 Tigers 1 (24) def North (20)
In a grand final replay, this game was played at an amazing fast-pace with both teams throwing the ball around. Tigers scored two quick tries early in the match, which prompted North to life with their big centre Jay Geerse scoring just before half-time. The second half saw both teams once again throw the ball around. Tigers 5/8 H Taumai troubled Norths defense with his speed off the mark and elusive running style. Brent Strong led the Tigers forward line, with big Ben Wade controlling the ruck areas and halfback Chris Bartlett controlled the attack. Norths fullback Darren Williams showed some strong defense as 5/8 Craig Finitey kept the Tigers defense on their toes. Darren Tyrrel, Joel Miranda and Matthew Justice also had strong games for North. The final scoreline was Tigers 24 to Norths 20.
Best Players: Chris Bartlett, Brent Strong, H Taumai, Ben Wade (Tigers). Chris Finity, Matthew Justice, Joel Miranda, Darren Tyrrel, Darren Williams (North).
2012 Sportscentre Cup Ladder:
Central Districts 1
Rivercity Knights 1
Tigers RLC 1
Central Districts 2
Henley Raiders 1
Tigers RLC 2
Northern Districts 1
South Adelaide 1
The SARL will be awarding Man of the Round Awards weekly. The Man of the Round Award for round one goes to Brent Strong from Tigers 1 for his offensive skills in the ruck that led Tigers to victory over North.
Excitement was in the air on Saturday as everyone was talking about the NRL being televised live in South Australia. Everyone was really keen to watch the Sunday Afternoon game and to continue following the NRL season in 2012.
There are no games this week with the SARL on a break for the Easter Long Weekend. Round two of the 2012 Season will commence on Saturday April 14th at 1.10pm at Hanson Reserve, Woodville, with the Cougars club hosting. Match of the round is Tigers 1 verse South at 5:30pm.
The South Australian Rugby League would like to wish the RAMS under 18s squad all the best for their trip to compete in the Far West Challenge over the Easter Weekend.
River City Knights Free Holiday Clinic:
The new rugby league club, the River City Knights, will be holding a Free Holiday Clinic on Wednesday 11th and 18th of April at Showgrounds Oval, Princess Highway Murray Bridge. Both days will start at 10am-2pm with boys and girls aged between 8-14 years. There will be free football, lunch and expert coaching from ARL staff for all participants. Get out to Murray Bridge and have a go!
To register, please contact Di Grant from SARL on [email protected] or on (08) 8340 4155, or call Rivercity RLC contact Lana Marsters on (04) 0403 045 031. All participants must register before Tuesday April 10th, and be aware that there are limited places available so first in will get priority.
Junior Rep Trial:
The Under 15s Junior Representative Trial is on Friday April 13th, during the first week of the school holidays. Trials will begin at 10am at Hanson Reserve, Woodville. For more information, please contact Kelso McEwen on (04) 0407 586 131.
Our Under 15s SA Representative team is looking for sponsorship for their trip to Darwin for the Australian Secondary Schools Rugby Challenge. For details of sponsorships available, please contact Kelly Patch on (04) 0416 859 328.
The Under 15s will also be holding a fundraiser Trivia Night in May. The tables will be made up of 10 with plenty of prizes and giveaways throughout the night. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Kelly Patch.
SA State Primary School Legends of League State Carnival
In Term 2 of the school term, the first grade State Primary School Legends of League State Carnival will be commencing. Boys and girls from year 6 and 7 will be competing in four regional and 8 or 9 metro carnivals. It will be a great carnival with a high-standard of rugby to be played from our South Australian youth.
2012 State Jumper Presentation:
The SARL will hold its annual State Jumper Presentation on Thursday June 7th, prior to the commencement of the Affiliated States Championship. We are looking for four former state representative players to attend. For more information, please contact Di Grant at the SARL office on (08) 8340 4155.
Clubs are still recruiting junior players and volunteers. For more information about your local club, please see the contact list below.
Central Districts RLC (Elizabeth/Gawler Region) Shane Stevens (04) 0433 504 296
Cougars RLC (Port Adelaide/Charles Sturt Council Region) Chris McKay (04) 0406 410 373
Eels RLC (Salisbury and Golden Grove Region) Mark Hague (04) 0421 608 605
Henley Raiders RLC (Western Suburbs) Adam Jaworski (04) 0430 973 957
Northern Districts RLC (Eastern/North Eastern Suburbs) Steve Reed (04) 0409 243 594
Rivercity Knights RLC (Murray Bridge and Murraylands) Lana Marsters (04) 0403 045 031
South Adelaide RLC (Southern Region) Wayne Sellars (04) 0419 853 601
Tigers RLC (City South and South West) Ben James (04) 0428 424 111
Souths New English Recruits:
South Adelaide is really excited with the arrival of new captain coach Declan Foy and centre Damien Williams from the United Kingdom. Both English recruits had strong games on the weekend, and are a great addition for this foundation club and the SARL.
Any clubs wishing to have the newsletter sent out to them or have any information they would like included in the newsletter, please contact Leah Chiera from the SARL via email: [email protected].
The SARL wishes everyone a Happy and safe Easter! J
The Phantom is coming
with special guests and weekly tips.
Ok so what's happening in SA? Who won the premiership?
How successful was the split into 2 divisions halfway through the season? and has creating more clubs instead of strengthening the reserve grade paid off?
Are the SARL working with the clubs better to get juniors?
Central Districts Roosters won the Premiership in First Grade.
The split competiton wasn't the greatest. I think the reserve grade games were close with the exception of Murray Bridge who struggled for numbers. There were a lot of blow outs in scores of games and forfeits.
I reckon there should have only been 2 or weeks of grading for 1st and 2nd Division, the split in the middle of the season penalised teams who did well at the start of the season then had a few bad games at the end.
The SARL is curerntly running a summer under 18s comp which is apparently doing well. Not sure how other juniors will fare next season
There are 5 teams competing in First Grade in 2017 and they are as follows:
Central District Roosters
Adelaide Hills Tigers
South Adelaide Bulldogs
Western District Warriors
We're currently halfway through the 2017 season and this year it is more competitive than it has been in previous seasons. The South Adelaide Bulldogs won the premiership last season and will be looking to go back to back. Central Districts have a strong team this year with a lot of new faces and it's great to see the resurgence of the Tigers back in the competition. Last years easy beats the Western District Warriors are improving and have even managed a win this year against the Eels who are still yet to win a game in 2017.
The Round 9 game between the Central District Roosters and Western District Warriors got delayed due to Centrals having close to a dozen players on state duty. As a result the game was played last night and was a bit of a 1 sided affair as expected- 48-14 .
South Adelaide Bulldogs 26 Adelaide Hills Tigers 22
Eels 86 Western District Warriors 10
South Adelaide Bulldogs 16 D Western District Warriors 0
Central District Roosters 34 D Adelaide Hills Tigers 8
Eels had the Bye
With the competition expanding to 5 teams this season it has put some pressure on clubs most noticeably the Western District Warriors who are currently struggling with numbers due to injuries and players being away. From a financial perspective the club is solid though. Hopefully the competition can remain as 5 teams. On another note imo the 9's comp should be scrapped and the stronger teams (Bulldogs & Roosters) should field two B grade teams in the 1st Grade comp.
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Eels 32 D Adelaide Hills Tigers 28
Roosters 30- Tigers 22
ITS GOING TO BE A BULLDOGS V ROOSTERS GRAND FINAL THIS SATURDAY!!!
Unfortunately the 2017 Grand Final was boycotted by the South Adelaide Bulldogs so the Roosters have won the comp via a forfeit. Surely questions must be asked now about why a club would take such a dramatic stance and sacrifice their chance of winning a Grand Final!!!
via facebook comments seems like the Souths team were upset at the lack of professionalism shown by NRLSA in suspending a number of their players without due process before the GF. They took the field and then threw the ball away/took a knee/refused to play.
It will be interesting to see if heads roll over this because the league (NRL SA) has been a shambles all season.
Round 1 of the season got cancelled for reasons that were not communicated down to players by the NRL SA.. Apparently it was due to clubs not having enough registered players.
The ANZAC Day test ended up getting cancelled on the night after hundreds of spectators had already paid their admission/gate entry fee. This was due to a lack of players on the Australia side.
The NRL SA not following their own code of conduct/constitution is just the latest example.
The lack of interest/care shown by the NRL to the majority of states in Australia is a blight on the game
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