DID YOU KNOW:
It has been 84 years since Easts 1st XV have scored their highest point score over the Students. Back on the 17th August 1935 at No.1 Oval they had a 43-5 victory, which was a record till last weekend.
We also go back to Round 3, 2011, since our top two teams both lost to Easts on the same day.
It was also our first Home game loss since Round 12 verses Wests in 2017. Eleven wins in a row. Our 1st Grade record at home is 42 in a row, from Round 8 2005 till Round 1 2010, 1746 days, all on No.1 Oval.
This new season we have in our ranks 14 sets of siblings. They are Bells (Angus and Claudia), Calavassys (Daniel and Pat), Dunbars (Hamish and Stu), Farnells (Connor and Tom), Fenwickes, (Pete and Tom), McCalmans (Jack and Jemima), Moores (Aidan and Declan), O’Dohertys (Conor and Pat), Rentons (Ed and Sam), Schwagers (Joe and Josh) Talakais (Adianna and Chris), Taufuis (Raymond and Sione), Tuitupous (Peni and Koni) and the Whiteley’s (Lincoln, Mitch and Ollie). A prize at the end of season for the highest try scoring brothers. At the moment Porters on 2 with Calavassy, Dunbar and Whiteley one each. Maybe Mitch shouldn’t of passed the ball to Hamish in 2nd grade ! Good Luck.
We had four players make their 1st Grade debut last Saturday and they were Patrick O’Doherty, Ted Postal, Rory Suttor and Angus Bell. A further 12 made their Grade debut with 5 of those players scoring a try in their first game for Uni.
With our boys in the Waratahs, we didn’t have to wait long for the new records to come. Israel Folau scored his 60th try and becomes the highest try scorer in Super Rugby history. Bernie Foley reached his 1,000 Watatah’s point with his second conversion. He is now on 1,006 and the first Waratah to reach this stat.
While looking up a players name who had played at SUFC, for a gold member over the weekend. It came to me since 1863 till now that the so called common names of Smith and Jones don’t hit you in the face as easy as you would think. In fact with 240 Waratahs and 127 Wallaby reps, we have only one Jones from 1900 Waratah’s and no Smith from either rep team.