With the ANZAC Day long weekend upon us, the Meldrum Cup is taking a break this weekend. The Dukes need to fill the rugby void the only way they know how – with our first pub crawl of 2016! Sporting only the finest thrift shop threads, the boys will be making their way around The Rocks this Saturday on the Sh*t Suits Pub Crawl. Check out all details on our Facebook event.
Last Saturday saw the Dukes with a round 2 bye, but a number of the boys made their way down to Booralee Park for a Saturday afternoon training session. Another good turnout at training on Wednesday night hopefully sets us up well for this weekend.
Tomorrow the Dukes will play their first home game for the year against Burraneer Rugby Club. It’s sure to be a tough, hard-hitting match. But the Dukes will be giving it their all, especially since we have another Saturday off next week for the ANZAC long weekend.
Come down to Booralee Park for a 3:15pm kickoff (players check the Facebook group for info on warm-up times). After the game we’ll be having beers at our sponsor, the Captain Cook Hotel, and officially welcoming all our new players for 2016.
The Dukes cooked up a storm at Bunnings Mascot last Sunday, raising some funds for the club. Check out a few photos on our Facebook page below.
A few upsets this week in the Core Mortgage Cup, with only the true believers picking some of the upsets.
The Reds game was picked by a few but not many if any saw the Lions coming up to take the Sharks.
The top tippers picked 6 of 7 in the short round but a couple of peiple took their chances with a Joker to try and get kick start their campaign.
Subbies Rugby have made some exciting changes to this year’s competition.
The last two years’ northern Jeffrey Cup & southern Noice Cup conferences are being merged back in to a single Meldrum Cup competition.
Division six’s 15 clubs from all over Sydney will face each other once each. That will see the Dukes take to the field against some old friends (and old foes) we haven’t played in a few years.
The battle for the Meldrum Cup begins this Saturday, as the Dukes make a bus trip to the deep north to face off against Terrey Hills Mighty Wolves, last year’s Jeffrey Cup semi-finalists.
Check our event page for all the details.
A few people took the the opportunity with the short round to play one of their Jokers.
The best of the week were Prez_Emeritus and Storm_Beater who not only used their joker but also tipped the round grabbing 21 points.
A few others also tipped the round to reel in the leaders. David McMartin who held a 15 point lead has now been brought back into the pack and now is equal with bigshow 11.
The sun sets on another year of pre-season training at Perry Park… because the sun’s setting too early! From this week we officially move to Vice Chancellors Oval (Australian Technology Park), Redfern. Just a few minutes walk from Redfern Station, the well-lit oval allows us to continue training after the sun goes down.
See you there on Wednesday.
Training this week continues on Wednesday 16th March 6pm at Perry Park, Alexandria.
We will be moving to Vice Chancellor’s Oval (Australian Technology Park), Redfern in coming weeks but the exact date is TBC. Watch this space for an announcement.
It was a short round this week in the Core Mortgage Cup with 4 teams having byes.
The top tipper of the week was the Highland Tiger, but 2 punters took their chance on the short round and played one of thier Jokers.