Old Members Day – Saturday 29th May

On Saturday 29th May our annual Old Members Day will be held. Old Members Day is really about getting as many former members and supporters down to the Club in the afternoon to watch some good footy and catch up with your old team mates and friends. We invite you into the Club at 12.30pm, and some nibbles we be available as we lead into our Saturday matches.

The feature game at 2.45pm will see our Premiers taking on Taieri for the Roy Nieper Memorial. Taieri are the reigning club champions and after a loss to us in the Speights Jug round will be out for revenge in the key Gallaway Trophy match.

In the curtain-raiser at 12.45pm the Magpie Colts take on Alhambra-Union. The Magpies are a developing team with real potential, a number of players have already filled in for the Premier side in the Speights Cup.

We really encourage you to call into the club after the game and enjoy a drink and a chat with old mates, or you can watch both matches from the comfort of the lounge through the windows as both games will be on No 1. It is also a good opportunity to pay your sub for the 2021 year. A single is $40 and a double $60.

The kitchen is open and is selling great $10 meals later in the afternoon.

Please pass on the word to others who don’t check websites or facebook and don’t always know these days are on.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Blair Crawford

Draw for 15th May (incl’s Junior draw)

Premiers bye (Round 1 Gallaway Trophy)
Premier Dev v Dunedin, Bathgate Park 1, 12.45pm
Seniors v Dunedin, Kettle Park, 2.45pm
Magpies Premier Colts v University Blue, Uni Oval 5 (beside FB Stadium), 12.45pm
Ravens Championship Colts v Upper Clutha, Wanaka, 12.45pm

Junior Rugby Draw – 15th May:

Under 13
9:00 Pirates Anchormen v Zingari Dragons Hancock 1
10:00 GI Grizzlies v Taieri Blue Miller Park 1
9:00 Taieri Gold v Dunedin Hammerhead Sharks Peter Johnstone 3
9:00 Kaikorai Demons v Southern Bishopscourt 1

Year 7

10:00 Pirates BountyHunters v Taieri Blue Hancock 1
10:00 AU Broncos v Southern North Ground
9:00 Taieri Gold v GI Grizzlies Peter Johnstone 4
9:00 Dunedin Thresher Sharks v Kaikorai Demons Kettle Park 1
Eastern BYE

Year 6
10:00 Pirates Whitepointers v Harbour Hancock Junior 3
10:00 Green Island Gold v Kaikorai Black Miller Park Junior 1
10:00 Kaikorai Blue v Green Island Green Bishopscourt Junior 1
10:00 West Taieri Boars v Dunedin Mako Sharks Outram Junior 1
10:00 West Taieri Tuskers v Zingari Dragons Outram Junior 2
10:00 Taieri Blue v Southern Magpies Peter Johnstone Jun 5A
10:00 Eastern v Taieri Gold Waikouaiti Junior 1
10:00 Taieri Black v Kaikorai White Peter Johnstone Jun 4A

Year 5
10:00 Pirates Raiders Green Island Gold Hancock Junior 4
9:00 Green Island Green Pirates Skulls Miller Park Jun 2
9:00 Southern Magpies Kaikorai Blue Bathgate Jun 3
10:00 West Taieri Wild Hogs Southern Ravens Outram Jun 3
10:00 Taieri Blue AU Crazy Horses Peter Johnstone Jun 5B
10:00 Kaikorai Black Taieri Gold Bishopscourt Jun 2
10:00 Eastern Dunedin Tigers Sharks Waikouaiti Jun 2

Year 4
9:00 Green Island Gold v Pirates Jolly Rogers Miller Park Jun 3
9:00 Green Island Black v Dunedin Blue Sharks Miller Park Jun 4
10:00 Taieri Blue v Green Island Green Peter Johnstone Jun 5
10:00 Kaikorai Black v Taieri Gold Bishopscourt Jun 3
9:00 West Taieri Razorbacks v Kaikorai Blue Outram Jun 4
9:00 Harbour v Southern Watson Park Jun 1
10:00 Eastern v Zingari Dragons Waikouaiti Jun 3

Year 3
9:00 Dunedin Bull Sharks Pirates Bandits Kettle Park Jun 1
9:00 Green Island Gold Kaikorai Blue Miller Park Jun 5
9:00 Kaikorai Black Green Island Green Bishopscourt Jun 4
10:00 Taieri Blue AU Mustangs Peter Johnstone Jun 4
10:00 Eastern Harbour Waikouaiti Jun 4
Southern BYE

Year 2 Rippa
9:00 Pirates Blackswords v Zingari Dragons Hancock Jun 5
9:00 Green Island Gold v Dunedin Wobbegong Sharks Miller Park Jun 6
10:00 Taieri Blue v Green Island Green Peter Johnstone Jun 3
10:00 Green Island Black v Brighton Miller Park Jun 6
10:00 Harbour v Taieri Gold Moller Park Jun 1
10:00 Southern v Strath Taieri Bathgate Jun 4
10:00 Eastern v Kaikorai Black Waikouaiti Jun 5

Year 1 Rippa
9:00 AU Foals v Pirates Buccaneers Opoho Jun 1
10:00 AU Brumbies v Green Island Gold Opoho Jun 2
10:00 Taieri Blue v Green Island Green Peter Johnstone Jun 2
10:00 Green Island Black v Southern Magpies Miller Park Jun 5
10:00 West Taieri Piglets v Taieri Gold Outram Jun 4
10:00 Harbour v Strath Taieri Moller Park Jun 2
10:00 Eastern v Dunedin Goblin Sharks Waikouaiti Jun 6
Kaikorai Black BYE

Under 5 Rippa
9:30 Pirates Sparrows Dunedin Baby Sharks Hancock Jun 6
10:00 Green Island Gold Harbour Red Miller Park Jun 3
10:00 Harbour Blue Green Island Green Watson Park Jun 1
10:00 Green Island Black Taieri Gold Miller Park Jun 4
10:00 AU Baby Broncos Green Island White Opoho Jun 1
10:00 Green Island Blue Kaikorai Black Miller Park Jun 2
10:00 Taieri Blue Southern Magpies Peter Johnstone Jun 1
10:00 Brighton Zingari Baby Dragons Brighton Jun 1

Results from 8th May

Premiers beat Zingari Richmond 50-17
Premier Dev lost to Kaikorai Dev 60-14
Seniors beat Eastern 45-7
Magpies Premier Colts lost to Kaikorai Devils 33-17
Ravens Championship Colts beat Zingari Richmond Dragons 38-0

Draw for Sat 8th May (all teams at Bathgate Park)

It will be a big day of rugby at the Club this Saturday with all teams drawn to play at Bathgate Park:

Premiers v Zingari Richmond, Bathgate Park, 2.45pm
Premier Dev v Kaikorai, Bathgate Park, 12.45pm
Seniors v Eastern, Bathgate Park, 2.45pm
Magpies Premier Colts v Kaikorai Devils. Bathgate Park, 12.45pm
Ravens Championship Colts v Zingari Richmond Dragons, Bathgate Park 12.45pm

Current Positions:
Speights Jug: Premiers – 6th (NB: points don’t carry over to Gallaway Trophy & Championship)
Premier Dev – 8th
Seniors – 3rd
Magpie Colts – 4th
Raven Colts – 10th

Results from 1st May

Premiers beat Taieri 35-28
Premier Dev lost to Green Is (Paddy Roberts Memorial) 69-0
Seniors lost to Kaikorai 39-19
Magpies Premier Colts lost to Dunedin Makos 32-24
Ravens Championship Colts lost to Kaikorai Cobras 27-7

Premier Match Report (Courtesy of ODT)
The defending champions have been vanquished again.

This time Taieri knows exactly where to point the finger.

The Eels produced a rubbish opening 40 minutes against a hungry Southern side at Bathgate Park.

Taieri played some of its worst football in three years and went into the break trailing 18-7.

The deficit should have been larger but halfback Bob Martin provided a nippy effort to score from broken play in the opening 10 minutes.

Southern dominated up front. The large figure of Highlanders lock Pari Pari Parkinson stood out, and No 8 Tofatuimoana Solia proved a handful as well.

Right-winger Timoci Tavatavanawai was a constant threat and the best player on the park, while fullback Obey Samate enhanced his reputation with another classy display at the back.

Jack Leslie was impressive at first five-eighth as well.

Taieri rallied in the second spell. It fought back to trail 30-28 with five minutes remaining.

But Southern scored with four minutes remaining to clinch its first win this season.

Last weekend Taieri came unstuck against a determined Green Island side. That game could have gone either way.

But Southern earned its victory on Saturday.

The upside for Taieri was Martin bagged a second try and looks to have returned to form after a long injury battle.

Other results:
University 40 Zingari-Richmond 17
Dunedin 30 Alhambra-Union 12
Green Island 20 Harbour 20
Kaikorai the bye