3rd Grade GRAND FINAL RESULTS

Gators Vs Celtics - GRAND FINAL DAY .

A perfect start from our kick off as we were able to steal the ball and great backline play saw Peter Rafielli score in the corner.

Another backline try to Peter through the Fijian connection put us up 10 nil early before a couple of penalty goals to Celtic narrowed the margin.

We scored through Corey Morris just before halftime putting us up 15-6 at the break and the boys were confident of victory.

Unfortunately Celtics played to their strengths in the 2nd half and controlled the ball through their forward pack.  Possession was hard to come by for the Gators.

It was a case of missed opportunities in the 2nd half with a couple of tries being bombed which would have finished off the Celtics.

We did score another try through our prop Colin Vosaicake but it wasn’t enough to get home with Celtics taking the title by 26 -20.

The 3rds are a great bunch of blokes with players ageing from 18 – 45. Plenty of laughs had by all during the season but the boys play hard committed rugby once the whistle is blown.

Special mention to our Captain Narii Salmon who retired following the match, James Langaloa for the wealth of experience he added to the team, Rocket who played like a teenager all season at hooker, to the young guns who will help build the club in the future and to the Fijian connection.

To the other coaches Rick and Chook.

A big thank you.  Cheers