Category Archives: Rovers Talk

Rovers Talk (1/9/16)

It’s Grand Final time this weekend and six Rovers teams are competing for the chance to be Premiers in their competition.

Below is all the information on who is playing and what happened the last time the teams met.

Netball

A Grade
are taking on Tocumwal.

Last time they met: A Grade won their Semi Final match against Tocumwal 47 to 46.

C Reserve are taking on Blighty.

Last time they met: C Reserve won their Semi Final against Blighty 30 to 19.

Under 17’s are taking on Jerilderie.

Last time they met: Under 17’s lost their Semi Final against Jerilderie 39 to 32.

Under 13’s are taking on Strathmerton.

Last time they met: Under 13’s won their Semi Final against Strathmerton 28 to 26.

Football

The Reserves are taking on Picola United.

Last time they met: The Reserves won their Semi Final against Picola United 6.4 – 44 to 2.9 – 21.

The Thirds are taking on Picola United.

Last time they met: The Thirds won their Semi Final against Picola United 16.14 – 110 to 0.3 – 3.

Thoughts

The team that keeps their composure and works as a team the best will be Premiers because in most of the competition, The last couple of contests between the Grand Finalists have been close and so it will be the little things that will decide the outcome.

Regardless of the outcomes on Grand Final Day, It has been a great 2016 for the Rovers and all efforts by players, officials, their families and their supporters must be applauded.

We wish all participants a well contested Grand Final that is played fairly and without any major injuries to players from any participating side.

Rovers Talk will be back this weekend with all the results in the final regular Rovers Talk edition for 2016.

Rovers Talk (27/8/16)

The Preliminary Finals got underway this weekend in both Football and Netball competition and we have the results from those matches for you.

Netball

B Grade went down in their Preliminary Final against Strathmerton 44 to 39.

Under 17‘s defeated Strathmerton 55 to 32 and will be playing Jerilderie in the Grand Final

Football.

The Fourths lost their Preliminary Final against Jerilderie by 27 points.

Jerilderie kicked 8.4- 52 to the Rovers 3.7 – 25 in a match where Jerilderie led at every break to be in the Grand Final.

H. Gardiner, H. Mowat and B. Redden all kicked a goal in the loss that has brought the Rovers season to an end after a great season.

Thoughts

Six Rovers teams are through to the Grand Final which is an impressive total out of the eleven teams that started their 2016 season.

Commiserations are with the Rovers Fourths Football team and the B Grade Netball team today but they should be proud of the fact they made it all the way to the Preliminary Final and were one of the top 4 sides of 2016.

Rovers Talk will be back next Thursday with all the Grand Final information and more.

Rovers Talk (25/8/16)

The Preliminary Finals get underway this weekend and the equation is simple, A win gets a side into the Grand Final and a loss brings an end to a great season.

Below is all the information on who is playing and what happened the last time the teams met.

Netball

B Grade are taking on Strathmerton for the right to face Tocumwal in the Grand Final.

Last time they met: B Grade lost their Round 14 match against Strathmerton 67 to 50.

Under 17’s are taking on Strathmerton for the right to face Jerilderie in the Grand Final.

Last time they met: Under 17’s won their Round 14 game against Strathmerton 51 to 25.

Football

The Fourths are taking on Jerilderie in their Preliminary Final clash.

Last time they met: The Fourths lost their Round 13 game against Jerilderie 6.3 – 39 to 3.4 – 22.

Thoughts

There’s no certainties this week, It is the Preliminary Final and the sides haven’t played each other for quite some time so past dominance by any of the teams is now out the window.

Everything we’ve said over the last couple of weeks still applies, A team has to stay composed, A team has to work like a machine and each player must believe they can play their part in the game.

We hope that this weekends matches are played fairly, competitively and above all safely with no injuries to any side.

Rovers Talk will be back on Sunday with all the results and more.

Rovers Talk (21/8/16)

The Semi Finals got underway this weekend in both Football and Netball competition and we have the results from those matches for you.

Netball

A Grade may have to change their name to ‘The Cardiacs’ after again winning by just one goal, The 47 to 46 win against Tocumwal sends the team through to the Grand Final for the second consecutive year.

B Grade lost their match against Tocumwal 55 to 39 but thanks to the double chance they will play in the Preliminary Final next week.

C Grade‘s season has come to an end after being defeated by Jerilderie 49 to 36.

C Reserve defeated Blighty 30 to 19 to advance through to the Grand Final.

Under 17‘s lost to Jerilderie 39 to 32 but the double chance ensures the side plays in the Preliminary Final next week

Under 13‘s are through to the Grand Final after a 28 to 25 victory over Strathmerton.

Football.

The Reserves are through to the Grand Final after defeating Picola United by 23 points.

The Rovers kicked 6.8 – 44 to 2.9 – 21 in a match where a 4.1 to 0.2 second quarter effort by the Rovers set up their win.

K. Shephard, D. Kirby, B. Ezard, L. Fleming, B. MacDonald and G. Trewhitt all kicked one goal apiece in the win

The Thirds are through to the Grand Final after defeating Picola United by  107 points.

The final scores read Rovers 16.14 – 110 to Picola United’s 0.3 – 3 in a match that was all but over at half time.

R. Norris kicked 4 goals, J. Flight kicked 3 goals, R. Murray, J. Allitt and J. Caniglia kicked 2 goals apiece whilst B. Purtill, N. Hay and N. O’Connor all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

The Fourths are through to the Preliminary Final after defeating Mathoura by 25 points.

The Rovers kicked 7.6 – 48 to Mathoura’s 3.5 – 23 in a match where the Rovers extended their lead at every break.

R. Murphy kicked 2 goals whilst H. Mowat, J. Woodcock, B. Redden, J. Liu and B. East all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

Thoughts

Five Rovers teams are through to the Grand Final and will play in two weeks time whilst three Rovers teams are playing in the Preliminary Final next week.

C Grade are undoubtedly upset to have their season come to an end yet the team has had a good season and deserve all the praise a team that has had a good season receives.

Rovers Talk will be back this Thursday with all the Preliminary Final information and more.

Rovers Talk (18/8/16)

The Semi Finals get underway this weekend in Strathmerton and Deniliquin.

A Grade, B Grade, C Reserve, Under 17’s and Under 13’s Netball teams as well as the Rovers Reserves and Thirds Football teams are playing in Strathmerton this Saturday.

C Grade Netball and the Fourths Football team are playing in Deniliquin this Sunday.

Netball

A Grade are taking on Tocumwal in a match that promises to be tough.

Last time they met: A Grade won their Round 17 match against Tocumwal 47 to 39.

B Grade are opening their finals campaign against Tocumwal.

Last time they met: B Grade lost their Round 17 match against Tocumwal 55 to 30.

C Grade are taking on Jerilderie in their match on Sunday.

Last time they met: C Grade won their Round 13 match against Jerilderie 51 to 44.

C Reserve are taking on Blighty in their match.

Last time they met: C Reserve lost their Round 11 match against Blighty 35 to 23.

Under 17’s are opening their finals campaign up against Jerilderie.

Last time they met: Under 17’s lost their Round 13 game against Jerilderie 34 to 33.

Under 13’s are starting their finals campaign up against Strathmerton.

Last time they met: Under 13’s won their Round 14 match against Strathmerton 29 to 24.

Football

Rovers Reserves are taking on Picola United in their second semi final clash.

Last time they met: Reserves lost their Round 12 match against Picola United 5.5 – 35 to 4.5 – 29.

The Fourths are taking on Mathoura in their first semi final clash.

Last time they met: The Fourths won their Round 15 match against Mathoura 7.15 – 57 to 2.2 – 14.

Thoughts

Composure and playing like a machine are once again key elements this weekend as the Rovers are coming up against tough competition right across the board.

With Grand Final berths on the line for seven Rovers teams and the threat of elimination hanging over the other two, Stress and nerves will be high but if the teams keep their cool, trust in their team mates skills and play the way they have been playing so far then things should go their way.

Rovers Talk will be back on Sunday with all the results for you to read and hopefully enjoy.

Rovers Talk (14/8/16)

Qualifying and Elimination Finals got underway this weekend in both Football and Netball competition and we have the results from those matches for you.

Netball

A Grade had to overrun Blighty to win by the narrowest of margins with the final scores reading 39 to 38, The win sets up a clash against Tocumwal in the Semi Finals.

C Grade lost their Qualifying Final game to Strathmerton 36 to 35 but thankfully their journey isn’t over yet with the Semi Finals to come.

C Reserve defeated Picola United 42 to 37 to advance through to the Semi Finals and a shot at jumping straight to the Grand Final.

Football.

The Seniors fought hard today in their match but were eliminated from the finals by Blighty 14.17 – 101 to 13.8 -86.

Whilst the team will be undoubtedly disappointed in their loss, The side should take pride in the fact they came from last in 2015 to reach the finals this year and such a turnaround doesn’t happen often in sport.

The Reserves won their Qualifying Final on Saturday by defeating Blighty by 75 points.

The Rovers kicked 14.9 – 93 to 2.6 – 18 to advance to the next stage of their finals journey.

B. MacDonald kicked 6 goals and B. Todd kicked 2 goals whilst A. Goodear, B. Ezard, L. Fleming, K. Shephard, A. Rourke and M. Atley all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

The Fourths were defeated in their Qualifying Final against Strathmerton, the final scores were Rovers 11.7 – 73 to 5.1 – 31.

This loss while major does not mean the end of the premiership dream as the Rovers earned the double chance at making the big one.

T. Chandler and B. East kicked 2 goals apiece and J. Woodcock kicked a goal in the loss.

Thoughts

The finals journey for the Seniors ended today but for nine other Rovers sides the journey continues on for at least another week.

The stakes will be higher and will continue to get higher as the weeks go by but the Rovers are an organization that knows the stakes well and they will be ready to put on a show for all to see.

Rovers Talk will be back next Thursday with all the regular Thursday information as the Semi Finals comes to Memorial Park and other locations.

Rovers Talk (11/8/16)

The Finals are here and this edition of Rovers Talk is a little different because only some of the ten Rovers teams are playing this weekend and playing locations are different too.

All Netball sides are playing in Tocumwal on Saturday whilst the Football sides are playing in a variety of locations on both Saturday and Sunday.

Netball

A Grade are playing Blighty in their Qualifying Final clash.

Last time they met: A Grade won their Round 11 match against Blighty 59 to 38.

C Grade are opening their finals campaign against Strathmerton

Last time they met: C Grade lost their Round 14 match against Strathmerton 34 to 29.

C Reserve are taking on Picola United in their Qualifying Finals match.

Last time they met: C Reserve won their Round 12 match against Picola United 38 to 30.

Football

Rovers Seniors are taking on Blighty this Sunday in their Elimination Final clash at Mathoura.

Last time they met: Seniors lost their Round 11 match against Blighty 9.11 -65 to 6.5 – 41.

Rovers Reserves are taking on Blighty in their Qualifying Final at Tocumwal this Saturday.

Last time they met: Reserves won their Round 11 match against Blighty 6.6 – 42 to 4.1 – 25.

The Fourths are taking on Strathmerton in their Qualifying Final match at Tocumwal this Saturday.

Last time they met: The Fourths lost their Round 14 match against Strathmerton 8.8 – 56 to 0.2 -2.

Thoughts

Composure is important this finals series as many matches throughout the regular season were tight ones and the team that stays the calmest under pressure will get through when the pressure is at it’s highest.

Also important is remembering that a team is like a machine, Every player is important and is needed otherwise the machine stops working, Individual brilliance is nice to see from a spectators point of view but a team that has it’s players playing their roles as planned usually wins.

Rovers Talk will be back on Sunday afternoon with all the results for you to read and hopefully enjoy.

Rovers Talk (6/8/16)

Round 18 of the Football and Netball competition got underway today with the Rovers taking on Berrigan at Memorial Park.

Netball

A Grade ended their regular season with a bye.

B Grade comfortably won their game 67 to 42.

C Grade lost their game 45 to 36 today.

C Reserve comfortably won their game 43 to 12.

The Junior sides played well against their opponents today and below are the results of their games.

The Under 17’s recorded another massive win, the final scores in their game read 75 to 4.

The Under 15’s won their final game of the season 20 to 13.

The Under 13’s put on a show today winning their match 48 to 7.

Football

Rovers Football sides were in action against their opponents with success finding most of the Rovers teams.

The Seniors battled hard today in their match but Berrigan had too much of a lead at three quarter time and won the match by ten points.

The final scores were Berrigan 10.9 – 69 to Rovers 9.5 – 59.

T. Lumbar kicked 4 goals, D. May kicked 2 goals whilst M. Braybon, J. Flight and D. Hope all kicked a goal apiece in the loss.

The Reserves have recorded a massive 124 point win in their game today.

The Rovers kicked 20.10 – 130 to Berrigan’s 1.0 – 6 in a game where the Rovers once again won every quarter to accomplish their win.

B. Todd, L. Fleming and G. Trewhitt kicked 3 goals apiece, M. Atley and B. Ezard kicked 2 goals apiece whilst J. Mercer, C. McAllister, M. Johnson, J. Parsons, B. MacDonald, A. Rourke and B. Hardman all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

The Thirds recorded a comfortable 23 point win today with the final scores reading Rovers 7.10 – 52 to Berrigan’s 4.5 – 29.

J. Caniglia and B. Sartore kicked 2 goals apiece whilst B. McCalman, N. Hay and R. Norris kicked one goal apiece in the win.

The Fourths recorded a massive win today, the final scores were Rovers 18.12 – 120 to 0.0 – 0.

B. East kicked 6 goals, B. Redden kicked 3 goals and B. Caruso kicked 2 goals whilst T. Chandler, L. East, J. Muldoon-Leetham, J. Collins, H. Mowat, H. Gardiner and C. Wills all kicked a goal apiece in the win.

Thoughts

The Rovers won the day with eight wins and two losses, The Rovers should be really proud of how they have all played this regular season as 10 of the 11 teams have made the finals with the Under 15’s falling just two competition points short of joining them after being two games behind through most of the season.

Rovers Talk will be back on Thursday as we look at who plays who in the finals.

Rovers Talk (4/8/16)

The final round of the Football and Netball season is coming up this weekend with the Rovers hosting Berrigan down at Memorial Park.

The Rovers and Berrigan last met in Round 9 of the competition.

Netball

A Grade have ended their regular season and are now preparing for their Qualifying Final against Blighty on August 13.

B Grade are sitting on top of the ladder with a 13-2 record and are taking on a side that is sitting in eighth position with a 3-12 record.

Last time they met: B Grade won their Round 9 match against Berrigan 41 to 24.

C Grade are sitting in second position on the C Grade ladder with a 12-3 record and they will take on a side that has a similar record but are on top of the ladder due to a higher percentage (136.76 to 127.01).

Last time they met: C Grade lost their Round 9 match against Berrigan 41 to 33.

C Reserve are sitting in second spot on the ladder with a 12-3 record whilst their opposition are currently third on the ladder with a 9-5-1 record.

Last time they met: C Reserve won their Round 9 match against Berrigan 20 to 18.

Under 17‘s are now 14-1 for the season and they are taking on a side that has had a long season with a 0-15 record.

Last time they met: Under 17’s won their Round 9 game against Berrigan.

Under 15‘s are now 7-7-1 for the season whilst Berrigan are sitting in eighth position with a 2-13 record.

Last time they met: Under 15’s won their Round 9 match against Berrigan 10 to 9.

Under 13‘s are on top of the ladder with a 15-0 record and they are taking on a side that is in sixth position with a 6-9 record.

Last time they met: Under 13’s won their Round 9 match against Berrigan 40 to 12.

Football

Rovers Seniors are sitting in fourth position on the ladder with a 10-5 record and they take on a Berrigan side who are currently third on the ladder with a record of 11-4.

Last time they met: Seniors won their Round 9 match against Berrigan 11.4 – 70 to 6.12 – 48.

Rovers Reserves are second on the ladder with a 14-1 record and they take on a fourth placed side that has a 5-10 record.

Last time they met: Reserves won their Round 9 match against Berrigan 9.8 – 62 to 1.3 – 9.

The Thirds are on top of the competition ladder with a 14-0-1 record and are against a side that is in second position on the ladder with a 14-0-1 record.

Last time they met: The Thirds won their Round 9 match against Berrigan 6.5 – 41 to 5.3 – 33.

The Fourths are sitting third on the ladder with a 10-5 record and are against a Berrigan side that is sitting last on the ladder with a 0-15 record.

Last time they met: The Fourths won their Round 8 match against Berrigan 16.13 – 109 to 0.0 -0.

Thoughts

There is a lot to play for this weekend with several Rovers teams able to gain ladder positions with a win and potentially lose spots with a loss.

C Grade can finish on top of the ladder if they defeat Berrigan, Berrigan were the better team in Round 9 but nine rounds is a long time in Netball and the Rovers can turn the tables on them this Saturday.

Another game of interest is the Seniors Football match with a Rovers win giving the team third position and a loss could potentially see them falling down to fifth if Blighty defeats Strathmerton.

The 1986 and 1996 Reserves Premiership winning sides are having their reunion on Friday and some may be seen at the game on Saturday, we wish them a great time over the next couple of days.

The 250 Club draw is at 6pm on Saturday, it’s $100 a ticket and the final day for tickets is today, Ticket holders have a chance to win $5000 and they also get to enjoy nibbles and drinks from 12:30pm right up to the final siren of the Seniors match.

The Goods and Services Auction is on right after the draw and the items on offer are very impressive and we congratulate the community on their generosity to the club.

For details on the 250 Club draw and what the Goods and Services Auction offers, see the Rovers FB page immediately so you don’t miss out.

Rovers Talk will be back on Saturday night with all the results for you to read and hopefully enjoy.

Rovers Talk (30/7/16)

Round 17 of the Football and Netball competition got underway today with the Rovers taking on Tocumwal.

Netball

A Grade ended their regular season today with a 47 to 39 win, the win gives them a 10-2-2 record and the side will start their finals campaign in either second or third position.

B Grade tried their best today but were beaten 55 to 30.

C Grade won their match today by the narrowest of margins, the final scores were 29 to 28.

C Reserve played to the best of their abilities but fell to Tocumwal 30 to 25.

The Junior sides played well against their opponents today and below are the results of their games.

The Under 17’s recorded a massive win in their match today, the final scores in their game read 63 to 22.

The Under 15’s lost 24 to 17 in their match against one of the form sides of the competition.

The Under 13’s have recorded another win this season with the side registering a 21 to 10 victory.

Football

Rovers Football sides were in action against their opponents with success finding most of the Rovers teams.

The Seniors were down by 24 points at half time but the side controlled the second half to win the match by 23 points.

The final scores were the Rovers 14.13 – 97 to Tocumwal’s 11.8 – 74.

T. Draffin, D. Kirby and D. May kicked 3 goals apiece, D. Hope kicked 2 goals whilst M. Braybon, A. Bond and B. Loudon all kicked one goal apiece in the win.

The Reserves have recorded an impressive 82 point win in their game today.

The Rovers kicked 16.8 – 104 to Tocumwal’s 3.4 – 22 in a game where the Rovers once again won every quarter to accomplish their win.

G. Trewhitt kicked 7 goals, B. MacDonald kicked 4, B. Ezard kicked 2 whilst L. Fleming, B. Todd and M. Atley each kicked a goal in the win.

The Thirds recorded a solid 127 point win today with the final scores reading Rovers 19.19 – 133 to Tocumwal’s 1.0 – 6.

J. Caniglia and R. Norris kicked 5 goals apiece, J. Campbell 3 and R. Murray kicked 3 goals apiece, J. Allitt booted 2 whilst B. Sartore kicked one goal in the win.

The Fourths overran their opposition in the last quarter to record a 6.3 – 39 to 3.2 – 20 win.

B. Redden kicked 2 goals whilst B. East, H. Gardiner, H. Mowat and J. Ezard all kicked a goal each in the win.

Thoughts

The Rovers won the day with eight wins and three losses, Tocumwal were very formidable in all Netball matches and will pose a major challenge to the Rovers in the finals.