Thursday 22 June 2017

Drury hosted Bombay 85's and Weymouth pressies on the 10th and produced some fine rugby on the day. The 85's were unfortunate in so far as the rain came down almost on time for their kick off, with the pressies enjoying sunshine for their match.

Weymouth proved to be another handful, in a match with plenty of movement and big hits. The match was also notable as being Graeme Jackson's maiden match as a pressies referee. In true pressies style he managed to ref the entire game from the half way line, using his keen eyesight and intuition to make some crucial 50m rulings. The players loved him and want him back for more. Drury ran out the eventual winners and stayed late with the Weymouth boys celebrating.

The 85's game v Bombay was a one sided affair till half time - Drury going into the break 25-0 up. The second half saw Bombay introducing some super subs, who scored 12 points to get them back into the match. Some nervous moments for Drury, but stout defence in the last 20 saw them come away with the win.......and move to third on the points table.

Vinny was P O D, the best forward in another dominant forward display.

Mike Butcher and Rob Kingi were presented with their club blazers at the aftermatch....Mike for playing and Rob for managing the top side for the past 4 years. Well done guys.

Last weekend (17 June) had the 85's at Karaka and the pressies at Rewa.

The 85's went down 20-7 in an intense game, most notable for the ref awarding Karaka a try when a Drury player forced the ball. Both teams were stunned / amazed / bewildered / dumbfounded.....but thats rugby. A fine try to Dan was Drury's lot with Jarred picking up POD at the aftermatch. Great effort all round and unlucky (thanks ref) on a number of occasions. The team has cemented its place in the top four and is now building toward the semi's in four weeks. Go you good thing.

The pressies game was a tough affair, with Rewa up two tries at one stage, but Drury came home with a wet sail to take the win at the death. The game was preceeded by a tribute seven a side dash by some old fools in the memory of the late great Pat Yates.

That trophy will now reside at Drury till next years return match.

This week we have two home games, both at 1.00pm. The 85's are hosting Patumahoe at the club and the pressies have Pukekohe at the complex.

See you Saturday.....

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