THE O’Brien’s Hotel Narooma Devils First Grade team are through to the major semi-final this Sunday against the arch rivals Moruya Sharks in Moruya with the game is to start at 2.30pm.
The young Devils have been training the house down and new all along that they would have to beat this enormous forward pack on the way to winning the competition.
It should be a great match up in a number of key positions, and no doubt our boys will pay plenty of attention to Aaron Brialey, who is the main man that Moruya rely upon to create their attack.
I have no doubt that our young half Tyler Hextell is up to marking him.
Tim Keegan is another one who will be fired up to play Tim Weyman and will lead the team by example as he has done all year.
Todd Ayers will match up against Mitch Kennedy and that alone will be worth the admission fee.
We also have our “old boys” Gene( Chopper) Willis and Troy Beecham who will both have a dominant effect on the way our boys perform.
Captain/coach Todd Wright will no doubt have the boys tuned up for this big game and is relying on the support of all our loyal Narooma supporters to travel to the game.
Good Luck to all of the team we know you will all do us proud.
GO YOU DEVILS!
On a sad note, our Ladies Tag team were beaten last Sunday at Bega by the Merimbula Girls to the tune of 16-6 and are now finished for the year.
It was a disappointing way for the nine girls who turned to up to finish the year on, but these girls can hold their heads high with the effort they put in.
Outnumbered 17 players to our nine it was really a spectacular effort and I have no doubt had one or two more girls turned up things would definitely have changed.
Girls that turned up were Stacey Hall, Tammy Carruthers, Sarah Harding, Naomi Foster, Kayla Tyrell, Jade Scrymageour, Lynne Thomas, Shelby Johnson and Jamie-Anne Wright with Jade and Naomi outstanding.
Stacey Hall should be applauded for her efforts to hold the team together each week and I know that she has already organised some new girls for next year to help our other reliable girls, thanks for the year ladies!
Narooma Rugby League Junior Devils
LAST Saturday saw the last games of the season for most teams.
Our Under 7s and Under 8s had a mini's carnival in Eden to see out the end of a fantastic season. The Under 7s won two games and lost one. The Under 8s were on fire, winning all three of their games.
All the kids in our mini's age group have played very well all season and have done the club proud. We hope to see them all again next year. We give a big thankyou to their coaches and managers for doing such a great job with the kids.
Our mod and international teams headed to Merimbula for their final round of the season, with some teams needing the win to help them secure a place in the finals.
Unfortunately our Under 12s have fallen short of making the finals, with the Under 16s hoping that the loss by Tathra against Moruya will see them secure a spot this Saturday.
Congratulations to the Under 10s, Under 11s and the Under 14s, who head to Moruya this weekend to battle it out in the semi-finals. We wish them the best of luck.
Presentations will be held on Saturday, October 13, at the new Club Narooma. More details will come to hand as it gets closer.
NJRLFC is also raffling off a 2012 NSW Game 3, signed jersey. Tickets will be $5 each or three for $10. Details of where you can purchase a ticket will be made available at a later date.
Narooma Under 14s V Merimbula
Our final round of the season proper saw the boys needing a win the secure a semi-final berth next week – and they didn't disappoint with a comprehensive 60-16 win over Merimbula-Pambula in a wonderful exhibition of free flowing rugby league.
Chris Mather was outstanding scoring five tries. He capitalised on quality ball delivered by Ryan Sweeney, Teig Wilton and Luke Herman, our ball playing trio in the side.
Derain Lyons was inspirational, running the ball up like a man possessed! Matt Hayden, Bill Porter and Brock Bismire followed his lead with great attacking raids and brutal defence.
Our backs capitalised on the spaces created by the forwards with Ninnum Parsons, MacKenzie O'Neill and Jake Morris showing their speed bursting through the gaps.
Nick Carter was ice-cool at the back under the high ball taking some pressure bombs and making metres in the same plays. Connor Griffiths and Blake Cavanagh were also solid on the wings, never letting the side down.
Hopefully, the boys will bring this form into the semi-finals.
Try scorers were Chris Mather (5), Derain Lyons (2), Ninnum Parsons (2), Bill Porter and Luke Herman with conversions kicked by Brock Bismire (3), Derain Lyons (2), Ninnum Parsons (2) and Ryan Sweeney.
Narooma Under 8s Mini Carnival
What an excellent way to finish the season, winning all three games for the day. Michael, Shaquill, Jake and Hayden led the way with big strong runs all day. Byron and Kye showed their stepping skills, outdoing the other teams.
Oscar showed good speed and Ben showed us some great runs for a little fella. Thank-you to Jacko for helping us out and thank-you for the year, Little Devils and families.