That last Saturday was the 73rd time we have been in a decider in 1st grade, going back to 1865. Our win was the 49th premiership an we have been runners up 24 times. First grade ended the season with 795 points for and 323 points against. So after 21 games their average score for the season was 38-15 and their average Finals score was (3 games) was 36-9. They scored 127 tries, 91 goals and 5 p.goals Coach Robert Taylor coached his third team in a row to win a competition and now has 59 wins from 63 matches or a 93.65% winning rate.
Saturday team (23) although very young had 51 Grand Finals between them, so maybe only young in their looks. Jake Gordon played his 7th GF and six players have won a premiership three years in a row. James Kane has won 4 in a row.
Jake Gordon scored 2 tries, which took him to 61 career tries and he reached his 300 career points along the way.
Only 12 of the 23 played Warringah on Saturday, verses the side that played them in the normal club round months back at Rat Park.
Nick Champion de Chespigney and Tim Clements played 20 games, Matt Sandell , Rohan O’Regan and Guy Porter played 19 and James Kane 18, from the 21 games.
As a club we got 61 bonus points from a maximum 72. We scored 461 tries, 321 goals and 21 p.goals. We scored 21 penalty tries of which 1st grade scored their 10th in the GF.
And a special mention to James Kane who scored another 18 points with a try, 5 goals and a p.goal to take him to 241 1st grade points that made him the leading point scorer in the Shute Shield and the highest 1st grade point scorer at SUFC ever.He also had 5 goals in 2nds at the beginning of the season which help him to his 250 points. James now has 862 career points since Colts.
Our latest Wallaby Folua Fainga’a let it be known he has arrived on the scene with 3 tries for the Canberra Vikings in the first NRC game of the season.