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Sports Talk (14/4/18)

April 14 2018

Today was round 2 of the PDFNL season with the Rovers travelling out to Berrigan.

Meanwhile in the Murray Football League and Murray Netball League, the Rams got to put their feet up courtesy of a bye.

Rovers Football Results

Seniors won 8.12 – 60 to 5.7 – 37
Reserves won 9.17 – 71 to 2.3 – 15
Thirds won 12.10 – 82 to 1. 6 – 12
Fourths won 29.14 – 188 to 0.0 – 0

Rovers Netball Results

A Grade won 43 to 23
B Grade lost 40 to 38
C Grade lost 26 to 15
C Reserve won 61 to 9
Under 17’s lost 32 to 25
Under 15’s won 31 to 7
Under 13’s won 26 to 1


The footballers achieved a clean sweep whilst the netballers narrowly won the day by winning four out of the seven matches.

The Fourths kicked the highest score with 29.14 and C Reserve got the highest netball score with 61 in their big win.

We’ll be back on Thursday with a look at the next round of matches.



Sports Talk (7/4/18)

April 7 2018

Today was the start of the PDFNL season for the Rovers with the team playing host to Strathmerton.

Today in the Murray Football League and Murray Netball League was Round 2 and today’s action saw the Rams play host to Rumbalara.

Rams Football Results

Seniors lost 9.12 – 66 to 23.14 – 152
Reserves lost 0.0 – 0 to 25.16-166
Under 17’s won 14.12-96 to 4.5-29
Under 14’s won 16.20 – 116 to 0.0

Rams Netball Results

A Grade won 39 to 36
B Grade won 63 to 29
C Grade won 53 to 36
C Reserve won 65 to 22
Under 17’s won 76 to 9
Under 15’s won 52 to 12
Under 13’s won 42 to 12
Under 11’s won 13 to 3

Rovers Football Results

Seniors won 14.8 – 92 to 13.8 – 86
Reserves won 16.10 – 106 to 1.2 – 8
Under 14’s won 35.15 – 222 to 0.0 – 0

Rovers Netball Results

A Grade won 54 to 30
B Grade won 47 to 27
C Grade lost 26 to 35
C Reserve won 48 to 16
Under 17’s lost 55 to 25
Under 15’s won 45 to 6
Under 13’s won 22 to 11


The Rams are going fantastically well in Netball and they must be really happy with their clean sweep today.

Youth continue to the shining light for the Rams in Football as the Under 14’s and 17’s have won by impressive margins but fans will be starting to worry about the Seniors and Reserves.

The Rovers will be happy with their Netball sides efforts today with five wins from seven games today, there is no doubt that Sponsors Day was a great success for those businesses who put money into the club.

The football sides had a great day and the Seniors must be really happy with getting a win over an always strong Strathmerton side and we certainly hope it is the launching point for a return to finals football.

We’ll be back on Thursday with a look ahead to Round 2 (PDFNL) and Round 3 (MFL/MNL) action.

Sports Talk (5/4/18)

April 5 2018

Sports Talk is back once again to talk about local Football and Netball.

This week is Round 1 in the PDFNL while it is Round 2 for the MFL and MNL.

Technical problems prevented us from covering Round 1 of the MFL and MNL action last week and so below you will find the results from all four Football and all five Netball matches.

As readers know, the PDFNL declined affiliation with AFL GM and are now an independent league, the PDFNL have scrapped divisions and now have a 13 team competition with 20 rounds and like the old system there will be byes.

The Rovers have Strathmerton up first at Memorial Park and entry to the ground for Adults is now $12.

The Rams host Rumbalara at Hardinge Street Oval with both senior football teams looking to win their first game of the 2018 season.

It is going to be an interesting PDFNL season whilst in the Murray League it will be interesting to see if the Rams can climb up the ladder after the struggles of 2017.

We’ll be back on Saturday with the results from all Rams and Rovers matches.

Rams Results


Seniors lost 11.13-79 to 5.6-36
Reserves lost 13.15-93 to 3.1-19
Under 17’s won 14.6-90 to 6.2-38
Under 14’s won 10.14-74 to 1.3-9


A Grade won 52 to 38
B Grade won 43 to 36
C Reserve won 35 to 34
17 and Under won 44 to 10
15 and Under won 55 to 17

Grand Final Talk (23/9/17)

September 23 2017

Deniliquin and the Deniliquin Rams have something to celebrate today as the Rams 12 and Under Netball side (aka U/12’s) defeated Tongala in the Grand Final early this morning at Rumbalara.

The Rams were beaten by Tongala in Round 10 by 14 goals but their form in the lead up to the Grand Final shown they were ready for the big one.

The two sides had two different paths to the Grand Final, Tongala had entered the Grand Final with a 15-1 season and a seven goal Semi Final win over Echuca United.

The Rams had a 14-2 season and made the Grand Final the hard way by winning their Elimination, Semi and Preliminary Finals matches against Rumbalara, Nathalia and Echuca United.

In the end, The Rams triumphed 33 to 27 to become 2017 champions, a victory that was well deserved after their 14-2 season and winning three finals before winning the big one.

This is the last edition of Sports Talk/Finals Talk/Grand Final talk for 2017, thank you for reading all the sport updates throughout the season.

Finals Talk (16/9/17)

September 16 2017

The Rams played in Preliminary Finals action today with four Rams teams having a shot at making the Grand Final.

Below are the results

Rams Netball

A Grade lost 45 to 34 (vs Tongala)
Under 15’s lost 35 to 30 (vs Tongala)
Under 13’s lost 29 to 18 (vs Echuca United)
Under 12’s won 31 to 25 (vs Echuca United)


It was a tough day for the Rams losing three out of the four finals but the A Grade, Under 15’s and Under 13’s should be praised by fans and officials for having fine seasons having challenged some very high quality teams this year.

Congratulations to the Under 12’s for making the Grand Final, they will be playing Tongala next week.

We’ll be back with a look at how the Under 12’s got to the Grand Final on Thursday.

Finals Talk (14/9/17)

September 14 2017

It is Preliminary Final weekend coming up and the Rams have four Netball teams in with a shot of making the Grand Final of their competition.

We take a look at the most recent clash between finalists and how both sides got to the Preliminary Final.

A Grade vs Tongala

Tongala comfortably won their Round 10 clash 49 to 37 in their only clash of the season.

The Rams have had to fight their way to the Preliminary Final by defeating Numurkah 37 to 34 in the Elimination Final and defeating Echuca United 45 to 43 in the Semi Final.

U/15’s vs Tongala

Tongala narrowly won their Round 10 clash 34 to 31 so this match has the potential of being another close one.

Tongala defeated Mulwala 47 to 17 in their Elimination Final and held off Moama 48 to 47 in the Semi Final.

The Rams lost their Semi Final to Echuca 32 to 26 and a win on the weekend will see them face Echuca United again in the Grand Final.

U/13’s vs Echuca United

Echuca United comfortably won their Round 9 clash 46 to 18.

To get to this weekend, the Rams outlasted Finley 34 to 31 in the Elimination Final and then held off Moama 35 to 34.

Echuca United lost their Semi Final to Tongala 31 to 20 and will be hoping to face them again in the Grand Final.

U/12’s vs Echuca United

Echuca United won their Round 9 clash 25 to 18.

The Rams are playing their third final having won their Elimination Final against Rumbalara and Semi Final match against Nathalia by 22 and 13 goals.

Echuca United were defeated in their Semi Final against Tongala 26 to 19 and a win would see them face Tongala again.


All four teams were unsuccessful against their opponents in their one regular season clash but a tough Finals campaign may even up the odds in their bid to make the Grand Final.

We’ll be back on Saturday night with all the results.

Finals Talk (10/9/17)

September 10 2017

The Rams played in Semi Finals action over the weekend with hopes of advancing further into September.

Below are the results in the categories of Rams Football and Rams Netball.

Rams Football

Under 14’s lost 4.7 – 31 to 4.2 – 26 (vs Echuca United)

Rams Netball

A Grade won 45 to 43 (vs Echuca United)
B Grade lost 45 to 38 (vs Echuca United)
C Reserve lost 38 to 35 (vs Finley)
Under 17’s lost 40 to 38 (vs Echuca United)
Under 15’s lost 32 to 26 (vs Echuca United)
Under 13’s won 35 to 34 (vs Moama)
Under 12’s won 38 to 25 (vs Nathalia)



A tough weekend for the Rams with all losses no more than 7 goals in Netball and in Football the Under 14’s host by under a goal, all these results will hurt but players, fans and officials should be proud of the effort all Rams sides have put in this season.

Grand Final Talk (9/9/17)

September 9 2017

Grand Final Day arrived today with the Rovers up against three high quality teams who were standing in the way of Rovers success.

Rovers Football

The Rovers U/14’s (aka the Fourths) taken on undefeated Tocumwal in the Grand Final, unfortunately Tocumwal lived up to their undefeated status and won 14.5 – 89 to 4.3 – 27 to complete the perfect season.

K. Joss kicked two goals whilst B. Redden and A. Butcher both kicked a goal apiece in a loss that while it is sad they didn’t win, they gave it their best all season long and may success come to them as they go through the ranks.

Rovers Netball

A Grade taken on Tocumwal as the Rovers attempted to win the big one after a couple of Grand Final losses in a row.

Unfortunately it was not the A Graders day with Tocumwal winning 47 to 40, despite the loss, the Rovers kept Tocumwal honest in the match just like their three previous encounters and they should not be discouraged by their effort.

Earlier, C Reserve fell to Blighty in a heartbreaking loss with the score at the end of the game reading Blighty 29 to the Rovers 28.

It has to be remembered that the Rovers were defeated in the Semi Final by the same team to the tune of 17 goals and to get within two goals of glory whilst heartbreaking, the team can be proud in the knowledge that they gave everything and made sure Blighty had to earn their day of glory.


Unfortunately it was not the Rovers day but all three sides had great seasons and there is no shame in losing to quality opposition.

It was a good season overall for everyone down at Memorial Park with the majority of Rovers sides making the finals, it has been as it was last year an honour reporting on all the scores and ladder positions and we will be back next year with more from Memorial Park.

Finals Talk (7/9/17)

September 7 2017

It is Semi Finals time for the Rams and there is plenty of Rams sides in the hunt for a place in the Preliminary Final.

Rams Football

Under 14’s vs Echuca United (Sunday in Numurkah)

Rams Netball

A Grade vs Echuca United (Sunday in Numurkah, online source says Cobram)
B Grade vs Echuca United (Sunday in Numurkah)
C Reserve vs Finley (Sunday in Numurkah)
Under 17’s vs Moama (Sunday in Numurkah)
Under 15’s vs  Echuca United (Saturday in Barooga)
Under 13’s vs Moama (Sunday in Numurkah)
Under 12’s vs Nathalia (Sunday in Numurkah)

Grand Final Talk (7/9/17)

September 7 2017

The Rovers season comes to an end on the weekend with three teams in the Grand Final.

Rovers Netball

A Grade vs Tocumwal
C Reserve vs Blighty

A Grade has struggled against Tocumwal having lost their previous three encounters by 8, 7 and 12 goals in Rounds 8 and 17 as well as the Semi Final.

C Reserve are also against solid opposition in Blighty having lost their Round 1 clash by 9 goals, winning their Round 10 clash by 9 and losing their Semi Final by 17 goals.

Rovers Football

Under 14’s vs Tocumwal

Tocumwal won the Round 8 clash by 53 points, the Round 17 clash by 57 points and the Semi Final by 52 points.

Tocumwal has had the perfect season so far and the Rovers have had a good season dropping only four matches all season including the Semi Final.


All the above may not look really good but some will tell you it doesn’t mean a thing, there are things to consider like weather, health, nerves and levels of confidence.

Cooler or warmer conditions may help or hinder players, the recent cold and windy weather may have affected players, nerves can made a solid player make mistakes and the right balance of confidence can do wonders while too much or too little confidence can do the opposite.

So all the Rovers have to do is keep relaxed, listen to instructions, play their best, play for each other, keep calm and let things play out from there.

We’ll be back Saturday night with all the results.