Monday’s Rugby Information – 23/5/22

Welcome, GAGRs, to the Rugby Information for the penultimate spherical of Tremendous Rugby Pacific earlier than Finals start.

In the present day can be a recap of scores from Round 13, an replace on the Sevens in Toulouse, pondering who would possibly make the Australia A aspect and a name to motion from a Canberra club.

Lastly, earlier than we get to the information… Canberra had one win this weekend with the possible election of David ‘Poey’ Pocock to the Senate. Bloody wonderful!


Crusaders 61 v Fijian Drua 3: a troublesome ending for the Fijians of their first season. It’s at all times exhausting developing towards the Saders, particularly on the again finish of the season when, traditionally, the Saders are at their peak. The Saders have the Reds subsequent weekend and Fiji have the Chiefs.

Chiefs 54 v Pressure 21: The wheels have come proper off for the Pressure. A really disappointing season after such promise in 2021. Effectively completed to the Chiefs for guaranteeing they’ll play finals footy. The Pressure have Moana on Tuesday then finish their season v the Canes.

Brumbies 19 – Blues 21: This was fairly a match. Sure there have been some questionable selections/non-decisions (as there are in each match at each stage). I don’t suppose anybody can deny that… even me or KARL! That being mentioned, and I’ve been saying it for years… the Brumbies are a ridiculously cynical aspect which is a trademark of Dan McKellar’s teaching. While I’m personally gutted that we couldn’t maintain on, the Brumbies misplaced this all by themselves. It isn’t the primary time now we have misplaced matches after failing to safe and retain possession within the final minute of a match, both. Effectively performed to the Blues who genuinely seemed below the pump all through the sport. RTS and BBBB had been the distinction between the groups. The Brums end their common season towards MP in Auckland and the Blues play the Tarts in Sydney.

Futhermore, I’m going to name out the Brumbies members right here. They’ve been notoriously poor sports activities ever since I can keep in mind. Certainly, I refuse to even sit inside cooee of anybody in a gold hat at GIO Stadium such is my disdain for them. OK certain, present your displeasure by booing (as crass as it’s). However the carry-on after the sport which noticed Murphy requiring a safety escort off the sphere is disgusting. That’s not rugby and is exactly why rugby, amongst different sports activities, has a disaster within the referee ranks. Pull your collective heads in, ya mugs! See beneath a letter from Queanbeyan Rugby Membership President, Grant Jones.

Reds 34 – Moana Pasifika 22: The Reds seemed comparatively comfy of their match towards Moana. Sadly, the win got here at the price of JOC and Josh Flook. In a aspect ravaged by harm, this was the very last thing the Reds wanted. Moana, like Fiji, are doing as anticipated, notably with the disruption they’ve confronted. They’ve a troublesome end to their season with a Tuesday match towards the Pressure then taking part in the Brumbies subsequent weekend. The Reds have the Saders which is certainly a problem.

Hurricanes 44 – Rebels 22: One other pantsing for the Rebels who by no means actually seemed within the recreation. One other failed season and severe questions in regards to the teaching and constructions of the Rebels as an organisation actually must be checked out. The Hurricanes are discovering sufficient type on the proper finish of the season. The Canes end their season towards the Pressure and the Rebels play the Highlanders at house.

Waratahs 32 – Highlanders 20: Some Aussie blushes saved with the Tarts victory over the South Males. A foolish red card threw the Highlanders off they usually by no means actually recovered. Effectively completed to the younger Tarts. This was an important win because it probably spares the Tarts from dealing with the Saders in Chch (as an alternative they play the Ponies in Cbr…). This Tane Edmed is continuous to look the products. I’m wondering if the Ponies could properly look to carry younger Will Harrison right down to Canberra to interchange Banks…? Trying ahead to the ultimate week, the Tarts have the Blues (a litmus take a look at if there ever was one!) and the Highlanders have the Rabble in Melbourne.


The Australian Males’s and Girls’s Sevens sides have topped their teams with outstanding performances in Toulouse. The ladies have already wrapped up the Collection earlier than the ultimate occasion of the Collection, trying to cap off their outstanding run with their fifth title.

In the meantime, the lads at the moment sit in third place, keen to assert an elusive title after constant podium finishes. Of explicit observe was the Males’s aspect defeating the Kiwis 29-14, each permitting the Aussies to progress and punting the Kiwis out within the pool levels! The Girls have been on hearth with wins over the USA, Fiji and a 50-0 hiding of the Bokke.

Comply with all of the motion right here

As an apart, I do surprise what it’ll take for Stan to get aboard the Sevens prepare and begin to stream it…?


I’m delighted to see the Australia A workforce return this 12 months, notably inside a possibility for the Pacific Islands to get entry to high quality take a look at matches and referees of the very best high quality.

See right here for the schedule of matches.

It will likely be fairly fascinating to see which gamers are chosen for this squad. Additional, will we see a mixture of expertise, say, with a Joe Powell kind participant, or a take a look at, say Ryan Lonergan? It’ll positively be an fascinating squad. If only there was time to have Australia A v English Saxons… now that’d be one thing!

Who do you anticipate being within the squad, GAGRs?


Although I’m primarily based in Melbourne, I used to be a former resident of Canberra and an ACTRRA referee. A number of years in the past, the Affiliation bought the shock of our lives when a Queanbeyan participant by the title of Grant Jones signed as much as referee. By his personal admission (see beneath), Jonesy was a type of blokes who gave referees stick… and, sometimes, even a bit extra. This did see him entrance the chocolate wheel of justice a couple of occasions. Finally, he realised it was time to place up or shut up. So he did his referee course and signed up with ACTRRA. Like all referees, he began off doing juniors and, to his credit score, did very well (after a little bit of teaching after all 😉). He even had a little bit of a style of his personal medication (albeit in jest) from a few of his club colleagues when he occurred to referee matches at Queanbeyan in Juniors. Usually, he did multiple match earlier than his commitments with Seniors. Finally, the time got here for Jonesy to have a crack at seniors. From reminiscence, not only was he dakking himself, however he did a bloody good job. I had the privilege of referee teaching him on one event, too. Much more to his credit score, he eliminated himself from refereeing Queanbeyan at this stage to make sure there was no notion of bias. This usually meant he was at one floor within the morning then dashing to wherever Queanbeyan was within the afternoon.

Why do I point out this? Effectively, Jonesy turned out to be a type of blokes who might change his stripes. He went from a serial pest to a bloke who did his club and ACTRRA proud. I’m certain that there are many different women and men on the market who might do precisely the identical. The chance is certainly there, and also you’d be welcomed with open arms!

If you want to have a go, please e-mail (Vic, SA, Tas, ACT), (Qld and NT) or (NSW). In any other case, try Rugby Xplorer for particulars on programs. Please ensure you have completed Sensible Rugby as properly.

19 Could

Pricey Queanbeyan Whites Group,

It’s nice to be again taking part in, supporting and watching the sport that we love. The frosty mornings and chilly winds that now we have began to expertise certain does make it really feel like rugby season.

A lot of you’ll know that our recreation is affected by a major lack of match officers with numerous referees leaving for various causes this 12 months and no important inflow of individuals ready to take up the whistle.

This being the case, it’s crucial that we glance after those that we do have and deal with them with the respect they deserve, as a result of as everyone knows, with out them, we merely should not have a recreation.

It’s unlucky that I must report of incidents involving people concerned in each our senior and junior golf equipment not exhibiting that respect to referees. One incident has seen a match official stroll away from the sport which isn’t only one thing that we can’t afford but in addition embarrassing for us as a club to contribute to.

I personally have been responsible of such a behaviour previously, one thing I’m not pleased with and one thing that I’ve learnt from. I get that at occasions when taking part or watching a recreation that you simply care about, feelings can run excessive and that can lead to saying one thing that’s inappropriate within the warmth of the second, however it’s not one thing that we should always settle for of ourselves or others and one thing which we should always all be decided to enhance.

As a club, we is not going to be accepting of this behaviour shifting ahead and can be taking motion towards people who’re responsible of behaviour that’s thought of dissent or abuse of match officers.  

We want to encourage gamers, dad and mom, former gamers and normal supporters of our club to present refereeing a go. I personally have began to referee video games in recent times and have discovered it a rewarding method to contribute to the sport.

For present gamers or dad and mom of junior gamers, anybody that’s ready to register with the referees affiliation, full the minimal necessities to referee matches and be appointed to and officiate 3 matches at both junior or senior stage, the club will reimburse you the price of you or your little one’s registration price in full.

If you don’t fall into this class however are thinking about giving it a go, we might be comfortable to speak to you about how we are able to help you in doing so.

There are additionally match funds from junior golf equipment or by means of the affiliation for senior matches.

We look ahead to everybody complying with the requirements of behaviour which might be acceptable and encourage you to both method one other one that will not be compliant or let a club official know in order that we are able to discuss with that particular person.

We would like everybody to get pleasure from our nice recreation and do it in a approach that values our match officers and reveals them the respect they deserve.


Grant Jones


Queanbeyan Rugby Union Soccer Membership  


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