Congratulations to Lane Cove Rugby Colts, premiers for 2016, recently taking home the NSW Suburban Rugby’s Radford Cup after defeating Oatley 26-22 in a thriller at Tantallon Oval.
This Colts team, the first Lane Cove Under 21 side for almost 50 years, was formed just three years ago and in that short time, under the guidance of coach Lloyd KIrby-Bailey became an accomplished premiership winning side. They chose the Grand Final to play at their absolute best in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 600 which included Sue McQualter and Libby Radford, daughters of the recently deceased Ed Radford, for whom the competition is named.
Will Daly, nominated for NSWSRU Colt of the Year turned the match with a magnificent field goal from long range. Capably led by captain Ben Copping and inspired by Jamie Cheok’s brilliant display at full back the team overcame a very strong and physical Oatley side in a match considered by many as a classic Grand Final.
Lane Cove Rugby is looking to expand their number of competing teams in 2017 and combined with Lane Cove Junior Rugby’s premiership winning Under 17 side the future for U21 Colts Rugby in Lane Cove looks strong.
Great job, Lane Cove Rugby Colts!!!!!!!!!
If you want to play for the Lane Cove Rugby Colts team you can find out more about the team here.
If you have a child who would like to play rugby for the Lane Cove Junior Rugby Union team you can find out more details here.
Rugby is well and truly alive in Lane Cove, at the moment over 500 people play Viva 7 Rugby touch on a Friday night at Blackman Park. This comp features men, women and kids. You can find out more about Viva rugby here.
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