Bond University Rugby Newsletter 07/19
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COACHS CORNER

By Andrew McKaysmith
 

The Bull Sharks are defending the ‘Bunter Bowl’ as they aim for third straight victory when they take on Souths at the Canal this weekend.   A win keeps their season on track, while a loss could mean the Bull Sharks will need to rely on other results to determine their finals fate. It’s a case of Deja-vu for Coach Grant Anderson who said the result would be crucial to determining Bond’s chances of a finals appearance.
 

“It’s shaping up as a massive game and reflecting on last year; it’s almost an identical situation to where we were when Souths came down,” he said. “We needed to win that one, and we ended up drawing 24-all.”
 

Bond had lost too many early season games to afford a draw or a loss against Souths in season 2018, and this year’s campaign has been eerily similar. However, the club has found form in June with a trio of quality wins which includes a superb 37-26 victory over Australian club rugby champions and premiership favourites GPS to claim the ‘Bunter Bowl.’
 

If the Bull Sharks can beat Souths, and Wests and the University of Queensland lose, then the Bull Sharks enter the top-four for the first time this season. Souths may have lost three of their past four matches, yet Coach Anderson said his players would need to prepare to be at their defensive best to win.
 

“They’ve played some really good footy, and they have some players returning from an injury that have played well for them,” he said. “They’re a very dangerous attacking side, and we need to make sure that we defend well for long periods and take our opportunities against them.”
 

For the Robina based side, last weekend’s bye couldn’t have come at a better time as it’s allowed the squad to recuperate after their grinding Round 13 encounter with Easts at Norman Park. Bond overcame injury and questionable refereeing to beat Easts by a point and claim the Bremner-Batty-Thomas trophy, a piece of silverware awarded to the winner of the Easts/Bond contest.
 

Anderson said the victory was made possible by the player's self-belief and trusting the structures and moves practiced at training. “The score didn’t reflect how dominant we were in the game and full credit to Easts as their defence was outstanding,” he said. “What was most pleasing about the performance was that after we went down 15-17 with no time left on the clock, the belief in the boys was that we were going to win. “They executed what we practiced in that situation, a short kick off to contest the ball and then work our way down the field and get the ball in tight and near the posts. “We were awarded a penalty which Mitch Third stepped up and slotted over.”
 

The Bull Sharks will again be playing to retain the Bunters Bowl this weekend having been challenged by Souths.
 

SAVE THE DATE

 

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WEB NINJA COMMUNITY ZONE

Making Strides

Will be occupying the WEB NINJA Community Zone on July 6th Home Game against Souths.

We are a rehabilitation provider with creative and innovative exercise physiologists, who think outside of the box and have a philosophy of treating the individual not the condition. 

Our goal orientated & functional approach to rehabilitation ensures that our clients reach their optimal level of healthand independence while empowering them to challenge their preconceived limits. 

Our state-of-the-art facility is based in Burleigh Heads and provides a supportive environment that encourages social inclusion and community participation through our family friendly atmosphere. 

Making Strides is supported by a multidisciplinary team; delivering collaborative person-centred care and a range of health and wellness support on-site.
 

Neurological Recovery Centre
Exercise Phisiology
On-Site Nursing
ReWalk Robotics
NDIS Provider

www.makingstrides.com.au

 

Making Strides are recognised as leaders in providing the latest evidence-based exercise therapy for spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions.

Their goal orientated & functional approach to rehabilitation ensures that clients reach their optimal level of health and independence while empowering them to challenge their preconceived limits.

 

BOND UNIVERSITY RUGBY SUPPORTS
Social Inclusion 
Community Accessibility
 STRONGER AS ONE


 

Making Strides are putting on a
WheelChair Rugby Display from 11.30am - 1.30pm

Saturday 6th July on Tennis Court 1 at Bond University

 

Drop in – Hang out with the Team – give it a go.

It’s a super fun and eye opening experience!