13th March 2019
Well the long wait is finally over. The trials are complete and we have seen some interesting selections by the new coach as he has been trialling players across the backline in different roles. First up we come across our arch rivals and current premiers in a huge task first up. We are trialling new combinations with a few players making their first appearance after not playing trials. Looking forward to the return to the SCG. The game is like a home game and has been a happy hunting ground over recent years. Let the show begin, we are ready!
FC Records 2nd highest profit
The Souths AGM this week was a very positive one. There were many thank you's from the members and officials over the great work being done which has resulted in the second highest profit year in the clubs history, behind our premiership winning season. It has been a credit to all involved at our success off the field. Along with Heffron works getting very close to starting.
Return of Reserve Grade
It's been a long 12 years but we finally get to see the return of very own feeder or reserve grade club again in the rebranded NSW Canterbury Cup. And who do we play first up, but none other than our former feeder club the Bears in a return of our 112 years of rivalry. Looking forward to a return to days out at Redfern during the year.
U18s another narrow loss
Our U18s have been steadly improving after a poor season last year. But in 2019 they have been unlucky once again suffering a loss late in the game against the team leading the competition. But with only 4 rounds to go the team is now 4 points adrift of the Top 8 and are in a must win situation to keep their finals hopes alive.
Matts Team 5 from 5
Our Matts team continue to impress with another strong win where they dominated the second half against once of the junior powerhouses Parramatta. A highlight was the hatrick of tries to Mocevakaca playing on the wing. The team is now 5 from 5 and one more win will secure a place in the finals.
SCG Playing Surface Debacle
What a disaster this week at the SCG with the playing surface. In the Waratahs Rugby game which was played in a E-W configuration for the first time for a Rugby match, and has never occurred in a Rugby League match, the turf fell apart during Rugby scrums. The SCG which is usually a very managed surface was transformed into a beach Monday where very large portions of the playing surface were replaced. There is a real player safety concern over the playing surface. ANZ stadium has been put on standby. But the concern isn't limited to this week with Kogarah(Round 2) and Brookvale(Roundd 4) venues also encountering surface wear and tear after the closure of the SFS during the summer. WIN stadium has been put on standby for our Round 2 clash.
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