Despite the two narrow losses in recent weeks, Coach Steve Broughton-Rouse is defiant that his team is still a premiership contender.

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There is a great little article that NSW Suburban Rugby has placed on it website about the soon to be touring Beecroft Rugby Club Under 85kg team.

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Beecroft has announced a reshuffled first XV to take on Old Ignatians this weekend.

The Lions are coming off three straight losses and will fight to get their season back on track.

Beecroft inside centre and NSW Subbie representative Mike Daff will be moved to the flanker position against Iggies in the absence of usual flanker David Levett.

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Beecroft failed to cope with the weekend’s miserable conditions and went down 20-3 against Suburban Rugby Kentwell Cup competition-leaders Drummoyne.

With the games against Drummoyne moved to riverside Taplin Oval and played in constant heavy rain, it was never going to be conducive to free-flowing, running rugby.

But as so many games had been postponed already it had to be business as usual.

Beecroft struggled from the start, with Fifth Grade going down 25-0 before the Colts put together a solid 25-6 win, followed by an equally pleasing 19-5 win by the Fourths.

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Despite a player drain due to representative duties the in-form Beecroft came out on top over Mosman on Saturday.

Without star five-eighth Ben Gordon and centre Mike Daff, both part of the NSW Subbies side, and further depleted by several injuries, the Crofties still had enough class to win 28-10.

Coach Steve Broughton-Rouse promoted several reserve graders to the top tier rather than postpone the match.

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Beecroft secured a first grade Suburban Rugby Kentwell Club win 28-10 over Mosman on Saturday despite the absence of two key players.

The game could have been postponed because Ben Gordon and Mike Daff played for NSW Subbies in their win over Queensland but the Crofties opted to go ahead with the match.

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SOME of New Zealand’s best amateur players will take on the Beecroft club at Headen Park, Thornleigh, on Friday night.

The touring New Zealand Middleweights team face Beecroft’s Whippets, who are their under-85kg equivalents and won the NSW Suburban title last year.

Beecroft president Howard Baynie said there was plenty of excitement about hosting the visitors.

“The strength of 85kg rugby in New Zealand is ahead in leaps and bounds of what it is in Australia,” he said.

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Hornsby and Upper North Shore Advocate


INTERNATIONAL rugby is coming to the northern district this Friday night, when the Kiwis arrive to test the mettle of Beecroft’s finest.

The match, between the all-conquering Beecroft Whippets Under-85kg side and the visiting New Zealand Barbarians, will be a showcase of “running rugby” at its best. Kick-off will be at 7pm.

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Northern District Times

Whippets no lightweights when they hit the field.  SUBURBAN Rugby Union’s all-conquering Beecroft Whippets Under 85kg team will take on the touring New Zealand National Middleweights in a trans-Tasman showdown here on Friday, March 20.

The match will be under lights at the Whippets’ Headen Park, Thornleigh, home ground.

Beecroft Rugby Club president Howard Baynie views the contest as a kick-start to the 2009 rugby season.

“With both teams at full strength and with big local support as well as expatriate Kiwis it should be a great event,” he said.

Securing the fixture reflects the international reputation the Beecroft side has built within the NSW Suburban Rugby structure.

“The touring side actually sought to play us as reigning champions of the ‘lightweight’ division,” Beecroft coaching director Steve Broughton-Rouse said.

Rugby aficionados regard the Under 85kg as their code “at its old-fashioned best”.

Headen Park is at Sinclair Avenue, Thornleigh.

Kick-off will be at 6.30pm

Northern District Times. 5th March

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