SINGLETON Bulls are at home again this weekend as they take on the Newcastle flowers, the Waratah's, at Rugby Park.
The Bulls were unlucky not to come away victors in the first round encounter between these two teams, and Bullseye predicts the boys bringing home the bacon tomorrow afternoon.
The last two weeks have seen some of the most physical and aggressive games of rugby Bullseye can recall, and it is this physicality the Bulls will rely on to to rattle the big Waratah pack.
Only two changes have been made to this week’s team. Ashton Partridge comes into the front row as he closes in on 300 club games, whilst the James Bennett moves to the side of the scrum, playing at open side breakaway. Built as a carbon copy of David Pocock, James' presence at the breakdown will be immense as always. After continually earning the ire of match officials and the opposition last week yet somehow avoiding the wrath of a yellow card, James will be at his pestering best and Bullseye cannot wait to see him in action.
Our Colts have been the Clubs shining light this year, and as such Bullseye feels it is time to turn the spot light on some of our up and coming members who have been performing proudly in the red and black.
One of the Colts best this season has been the Gunnadah giant Josh Howarth. Josh's devastating running has been a highlight throughout the season. Although his workrate may sometimes be a bit lower than ideal, Bullseye is expecting another big game from Josh tomorrow as he leaves the opposition in a trial of smoke.
Another stand out performer for the Colts has been English import John “The Pom” Atkinson. John has been a fantastic addition to the club both on and off the field. The Pom has been a hit throughout the Club having been taken under the wing and into the home of the great Gary Buckton, much to the Club's joy.
John however, has brought his thuggish northern England ways with him to Australia, and is currently on suspension watch after two yellow cards this season. Younger men were sentenced to seven years transportation for much lesser offences only 200 years ago, and if John's abhorent behaviour continues, he may find himself unwelcome to return to Her Majesties United Kingdom.
The final Colt to have caught the eye of Bullseye in 2012 is man mountain Hayden Russell. There is nothing Bullseye loves more than a backrower who puts his body on the line week in, week out, and consistently puts himself in the line of fire. Clearly benefiting from his 500 g weight gain over the offseason, Bullseye is tipping Hayden to be the Colts man of the match tomorrow afternoon and continue his good form.
The Club's social calander is jam packed over the next few weeks. The next Lunch with a Legend will see comedian Vince Sorrenti visit the Club on Friday 6th July. Tickets are available by contacting Peter Dunn or Bill Sutton. Please see the Club's new website www.singletonrugbyclub.com.au for contact information.
Finally, the Singleton Rugby Club Masquerade Ball will be held the following week on Saturday, July 14. Tickets are $100 and include a three course meal, entertainment and drinks. Tickets can be purchased at the Bar. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get yours this weekend.
At home yet again and in need of your support. Third grade kick off at 11:10, First grade at 3 pm. Make your presence felt and help get the Bulls over the line tomorrow afternoon.
THE TEAM IS: 1. Junior Harris 2. Mitchell Bayley 3. Ashton Partridge 4. Nathan Brennan 5. Adam Clements 6. Matt Reid 7. James Bennett 8. Mitchell Tanner 9. Sam Ernst 10. Mick Nicholson 11. David Cosgrove 12. Rick Hawkins 13. Tim Gainsford 14. Duncan Paget 15. Ben Osland.