Rabbitohs in Preliminary Finals for both grades
It was an exciting night of Rugby in the first round of the NT Rugby Final series with both Rabbitohs senior grades, the JJ’s Car Hire 2nd Grade and Parap Tavern 1st Grade showing plenty of skill and tenacity.
JJ’s Car Hire 2nd Grade won 29-15 defeating Darwin Dragons. There was plenty of controversy including an unfortunate incident involving a Dragons player who knocked over the 67 year old visiting Kiwi referee and was red carded. This matter we believe is now before the NT Rugby Judiciary.
Best on ground included Club Captain Steven Eardley, Jordan Matthew Phasey and Brodie Cullen and there was a great breaking ‘Jarryd Hayne’ run from James de Dassel midway through the 2nd half.
The Parap Tavern 1st Grade produced one of their the best performances for the season. It was fast and physical match with the Rabbitohs forwards testing the Cougars pack. Once again the Rabbitohs backline proved they are one of the best in the competition with their fast attacking plays. South Darwin will take on University in the Preliminary Final after the Pirates defeated Palmerston 22-15 in the Elimination Semi Final.
This weekend is the Preliminary Final and both Rabbitohs teams are in a must win to make the Grand Final on Saturday 9 August.
NT Rugby Preliminary Finals weekend
University Pirates v South Darwin
Kick off: 2:30pm
ABLE Finance Reserve Grade:
Casuarina Cougars v JJ’s Car Hire South Darwin Rabbitohs
Kick off: 3:15pm
Hahn SuperDry 1st Grade:
Parap Tavern South Darwin Rabbitohs v University Pirates
Kick off: 5:00pm.