The “Porto” Super Sundays Season 2 (Winter) 2012
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TRL would like to congratulate the following teams for their Grand Final wins:
Mens 1: – Bacon Prizes: Trophy + Medallions + $125 OFF next season
Mens 2: Crusty Devils – Prizes: Medallions + $100 OFF next season
Mens 3: Pill Droppers - Prizes: Medallions + $100 OFF next season
Mens 4: Gorilla Jet Pack Attack - Prizes: Medallions + $100 OFF next season
Mixed 1: Touch This - Prizes: Trophy + Medallions + $125 OFF next season
Mixed 2: CNW - Prizes: Medallions + $100 OFF next season
Mixed 3: AIGA - Prizes: Medallions + $100 OFF next season
Mixed 4: Scripted Defeat - Prizes: Medallions + $100 OFF next season
Congratulations to Sultans of Swag for their Wildcard win. They receive $100 next season.
Results: Week 11 (07.10.2012) Grand Finals and 2nd Week Wildcard @ Graceville
*Scores doubled in non Grand-Final games
Results: Week 11 (07.10.2012) Grand Finals and 2nd Week Wildcard @ Indooroopilly High
*Scores doubled in non Grand-Final games
Porto Super Sunday End of Season Write-Up
Bacon produced one of the most outstanding seasons at the venue to pip some extremely classy and experienced TRL outfits to take the top honors this winter. Matty and the boys somewhat snuck under the radar into second spot on the ladder at the conclusion of the regular season and despite only losing the one game all season, probably were a little under-backed going into finals. A barnstorming semi-final victory over veteran team 4Twenty saw them line up against Fat Kids. To set the scene, Fat Kids are one of the most accomplished TRL squads in the Sunday competition. With a leadership change this winter, Will was leading a familiar squad who were also bolstered by the likes of Bob Blumke and Brock S. The GF was an enthralling game that had a bit of everything. While Fat Kids lead the game for the entire 1st half, a monumental shift in momentum occurred after once the teams resumed the field and Bacon came out firing. Once Fat Kids surrendered the lead, Bacon was able to put the result away. While Fat Kids might see this as the one that got away it was still a huge effort for these guys to make the GF after knocking off reigning premiers On the Hunt in extra time in the semi. I think this could develop into one of the great rivalries when both teams go head to head over summer.
On The Hunt couldn’t quite replicate their successful autumn season where they took out the title in the Super Sunday competition. With speedster Kershaw taking the captaincy this season, these guys were desperately unlucky not to make the GF after being downed in extra time to Fat Kids. While they fell just short, they are one of the best teams getting around as their Champions League efforts showed back in August. Playing over summer could definitely see these guys retain their title.
4Twenty again did extremely well to make yet another semi-final. This is their second season in a row in the top flight division and unfortunately they just couldn’t get passed the eventual premiers Bacon. Ash and the guys put in a really solid season despite some injuries to key players. Their depth of talent came to the fore though with replacements proving equally as talented. With a refreshed squad for summer there is no reason they couldn’t go one better next time around.
The Heroes and Gecko Slammers are two of the most talented squads but both teams were somewhat hampered by consistency issues at critical points of the season and missed out on semi-finals TRL. The Gecko Slammers, who last season made the GF, still managed some good results and the guys really know their way around the TRL paddock. The Heroes will be looking for a massive summer season with the return of their superstar footy players and I’ve been assured a new kit will be on display. Either one of these teams has the potential to take out the top title over summer.
The Mean Maori Mean squad put in some solid efforts but came up short against some really hardened Div. 1 TRL squads this season. These guys took out the title over autumn and definitely have the makings of a really good top level team. With a stronger line-up over winter, they just didn’t have the speed of some of the other teams. I lower division could suit them better over summer in a season they traditionally have done well in.
For the amount of TRL and general footy experience the Clean Pair of Heels squad has at their disposal, it was a real surprise to see these guys struggle to get the wins this season. One of the most keen teams in the division, they just lacked that ability to put teams away when they were in the lead. There is no reason that this team couldn’t be a real contender in a division of this caliber down the track.
The Crusty Devils put in the perfect season to take out the title but were almost denied in the ultimate game. With the Wilsons calling the shots, these guys were the standout team all season. With a team that included some pretty experienced players, they knew how to get across the line and racked up some big wins in the round games. Their opponents in the GF, Bi-Polar Bears, are also no stranger to the game with names like Jake James, Burrows, Wall and Whitey the foundations of the team. The Bi-Polar Bears had also had a standout season heading into the GF and had only dropped the one game to their GF opponents. In the big game it was always going to be tight and extra-time was going to be needed to decide the ultimate winner. In the end it was H. Wilson who sealed the result after the second period of golden point was needed to separate the two classy teams.
A mid-season re-grade saw the Globo Gym Purple Cobras play in a much more suited division and the guys did extremely well to continue their good early season form to force their way into a semi-final. While they weren’t quite able to match the pace of the Bi-Polar Bears in their semi, they certainly put up a good fight and only some late tries in the second half made the score look worse that it was. This team is definitely on the rise and could take out a similar division over summer.
Falling one game short of a GF appearance again this summer was the Digby Appreciation Society. Having not done quite as well in the rounds game this season as they had in the previous autumn season, they came up against the top seeded team and eventual winners in their semi. They had high hopes of knocking the Crusty Devils off though as their previous encounter (the week before) had ended in a well-earned draw. Jack and the guys were shell shocked though in the semi-final by a much improved performance by the Devils and the result was all but sealed in the first half. I really think these guys have the makings of a top team and summer could be a good one for them.
Just off semi-finals pace this season was the last season grand-finalists Dad’s Army. These guys are one of the most consistent teams at the venue with a line-up that has hardly changed in about 4 straight seasons of TRL. And for a bunch of blokes that might not have the youth of some of the other teams in the division, they certainly kept their own. With good strong lines and plenty of kicking options, they really took it to the top teams. Benny and the guys will no doubt be looking forward to the summer season and giving that premiership another crack.
Physio Bros and The Boys were probably a couple of wins short really ruffling the division this season. Both the teams are no strangers to the format and have played at various venues over the last few seasons. I was a bit surprised not to see either team higher up the ladder but there were some really classy teams this season and it was really critical to get points out of every game this season. With the amount of talent in both these teams there would be no reason that they couldn’t turn their fortunes around next season.
Just a Dream were probably were a little outclassed in the division over winter but still turned up week in week out to get their TRL fix. Cameron and the boys just lacked that TRL finesse and insight that can only really be attained through a couple of seasons in higher divisions. Now that these boys have some good experience against tough teams, I see no reason why a lower grading couldn’t see these guys get a premiership over the summer season.
With a mix of teams that have played numerous seasons and new teams to the format, the Mens 3 competition was always going to be a hard one to pick.
As it turned out it was one of the new teams, The Pill Droppers, who managed to take out the title in an extremely tough GF against Sunday stalwarts Casper’s Army. The Pill Droppers had put in an unbeaten season leading into semi-finals and had the weight of expectation to finish it off. Their opponents, Casper’s Army, have been kicking around the Super Sunday competition for a few seasons now and these guys are always enthusiastic about their Sunday arvo footy. They did well to edge past some good teams and set up the showdown with Pill Droppers. In the GF it was a classic arm-wrestle with each team going toe to toe. In the end it was the Pill Droppers who managed to kick clear and get past some sneaky tries late in the game to blow the score out a little but it was a fantastic game from both teams.
Playing in their 3rd season now, The Nawty Dogs really stepped it up a gear this season and made a well-earned semi-final. Rory and the guys have really been on the rise since their inception back at the start of the year and a bit more consistency amongst the playing roster this season saw them get some good results. While they were somewhat ambushed by a fast finishing Casper’s Army, they would still be really pleased with what could turn out to be a breakthrough season!
Narrowly sneaking into 4th spot and securing a semi-final against Pill Droppers was Jamaican Hopscotch Mafia. Led by TRL devotee Wade Davey and with a team that has some longstanding TRL players in the mix, these guys really took it to the eventual premiers. It wasn’t until a final kick from the Pill Droppers put them two points clear that the result was sealed and it was a real testament for Jamaicans to keep in step with a classy team. There is too much experience and depth in the Mafia not to suggest that a premiership isn’t in reach for these guys and the warmer months of summer are one where they always do well…
A re-graded Indecisive put up a good show in the Mens 3 competition and at the end of the regular season were only 1 point off snaring a semi-final spot. James and the guys really stepped up and played some really good TRL to get them so close to a semi-final. I think there is a wealth of talent in this squad and providing they are able to retain their best players, could be a real force in a lower division over summer.
Rosa Rockets were also only a point of semi-finals and if they had have had their top squad in the ultimate round game, could of well been in contention for the title. It was the old personnel issues for these guys towards the back end of the season after putting in some really good efforts first up. A stalwart of the Super Sunday competition, these guys really deserve a title and in the summer competition, providing they can get the services of players such as Pete and Gene, they will again be strong.
Kappers and College Kents probably underperformed to a degree this winter season. With the Kappers team losing a bit of momentum post Corporate 7s, they never really clicked back into gear and but still managed to be only a bonus point win off the pace when everything wrapped up. As for the College Kents they were a team that just didn’t get any consistency from a personnel perspective and it will probably go down as one of those ‘could have been’ seasons.
The Gorilla Jet Pack Attack and MNKY squads played out a really well-spirited and tense GF in the Mens 4 division. While the MNKY squad had been the form team of the competition this winter, it was the Gorilla Jet Pack Attack team that walked away with the ultimate prize after putting in easily their best performance of the season. Without a shadow of a doubt their cheer squad was instrumental in getting the guys across the line as their combination of banners, horns and whistles inspired their team to get over a very good MNKY outfit. For the MNKY boys it was easily their best ever season. These guys struggled to get wins when they first took the field a couple of seasons ago but have progress to a point where they not only expect to win each game, but to really dominate. While they were just piped for the premiership, they will be back to go one more over summer and hopefully Mick and the Gorilla Jet Pack Attack squad will be there to restart the rivalry.
The Sideliners and Freeballers both new teams to the competition, showed some real potential to make semi-finals. These two squads were pretty similar in that they are young, fast and really quick to pick up on the kicking aspect of the game. While both teams succumbed to more experienced TRL outfits in their respective semi-finals, I think that such is their enthusiasm for the game they could both do well in the summer season.
The Sultans of Swag saved their best until last and while they had struggled to get the full team to the venue on occasions during the round games, they certainly stepped it up for the wildcard games. Having secured a big win in the first week, they then went on to consolidate with another good win against Mooseheads. When they had their strike players at their disposal, these guys looked really good and should definitely be looking to up the ante over summer!
Easybeats and Mooseheads both played out some good games this season and managed to get plenty of points on the board. While neither team managed to make semi-finals they should still take plenty from this season as they put in big improvements over the course of the season. With both teams making the move out to weeknight competitions at the Carina venue, I’m sure that they will only take plenty from the winter season.
While Les Bonurs might not have gotten the wins this season, they didn’t lose any fans the way they played the game and always turned up with plenty of enthusiasm. Matt and the boys, in a new kit for the winter season, love their weekly Sunday TRL and a change to a mixed team next season will bring in a whole new dynamic to the way they play. They will be looking for plenty of girl tries over summer and in a lower division will no doubt be searching for that elusive premiership!
In a true sign of their stature as the greatest mixed TRL team in the history of the game, Touch This produced one of the great Grand Final upsets to beat the form team of the competition the Custard Tarts. Sol and the guys utilized their aerial expertise to capitalize on arguably Custards Tarts only weakness. Their speed at the ruck and Kurty’s kicking options were on song in the GF and they only needed regular time in the GF to seal the result. They were rank outsiders heading into this game and had quite simply struggled over the last few weeks. Coupled with their Champions League win in August definitely reaffirms their place in the annuls of TRL greatness.
The Custard Tarts had quite simply brushed off all challengers over the course of the round games and were an incredible 16 points clear at the top of the table at the conclusion of round fixtures. Rhuley had put together some of the most experienced men from the Custard Wednesday team and despite it being the girls first TRL season; they looked right at home in the format. They might not have expected Touch This to start as strongly as they did and looked to be a bit ruffled by their opponents. They stuck with Touch This all the way to end the however and it was only late in the second half before they finally succumbed. This team has all the makings of a Mixed 1 and Champions League winning team in the future.
TRL Social Club was downed in an extra time classic by eventual winners Touch This. Mal and the guys had threatened to produce something big all season and it would have been their best result ever if they had have been able to get across the line. It just wasn’t to be however and they would have loved to have a crack at Custard Tarts in the GF. TRL Social Club is a premiership team in waiting and I really believe that they have too much talent not be considered one of the favorites for the summer season.
Defeaters were arguably one of the standouts in the division this season and while they were slightly nervous about taking on the top flight division at the start of the season, by the end they were looking like they could take out the title. Daz and the guys, who had some good pre-season signings, were almost unstoppable over the first few weeks of the competition. They even managed to defeat the Touch This squad in a thrilling display of TRL in week 6 after bouncing back from a loss to Custard Tarts. They weren’t able to match it with their nemesis in the semi-final though but still managed to cross Custard Tarts line on numerous occasions. There is plenty to like about this squad and I think that if Daz can keep the squad together there is plenty of scope for them over summer.
Finishing the season on an equal amount of points was the Scoregasms and iTouch Myself teams. Both these squads had extremely talented and experienced TRL players and have each won premierships in previous seasons. They shared similar results as well with both teams being really unlucky on two occasions to go down by 1 try to some of the more fancied teams in the competition. With a move to Tuesdays for the Scoregasms and a season travelling for the iTouch Myself crew, they will no doubt be back bigger and better next year.
What Field are We ON were able to get across the line on a couple of occasions this season but just seemed to miss having a fully fit consistent team week in week out. That and the fact they were up against some tough teams was always going to be a challenge so for them to perform the way they did was a credit to the team. I really think that over summer they could be a force again and with a bigger squad could definitely take out a premiership. The Goondiwindi Go Hannahs produced an incredible (but maybe unwanted) stat of having lost 3 out of their 7 round games by 1 try. Doug and the guys were really stepping up this season having taken out the Div 3 premiership last season and they held their own against some highly decorated teams. They are definitely worthy of another title and a lower division could suit them well over summer.
After being denied the premiership last season, CNW really made amends this season in an emphatic Grand Final victory. The guys played out of their skin in the big game to finish off what was easily their best season. Matty and the guys managed to sit on top of the table but it was a close division this season. Their grand final competitors were the somewhat up and down Bukaki squad. Led by Tommy, the Bukaki squad were definitely hitting their straps at the right end of the season and when they had their full strength line-up on the paddock they were certainly worthy of the GF. It wasn’t to be however and they ultimately went down to the CNW team. Still a great effort from them and I’m sure they’ll be keen for some revenge in summer.
Peppa Peakman and The Fellas looked to be the team to beat until they stumbled late in the seasons. With their skipper Benny out injured, they definitely had to step up and they really gave it a crack in the semi-final against Bukaki. Falling short by only a try in a classic TRL arm-wrestle it was a heartbreaking end to their premiership campaign. This was a really good effort from a team playing in only their second season and hopefully they can stick together and really give it a crack in summer.
Phagocyte was another team that found another gear this season and looked well at home in the Mixed 2 competition. Justin put together some really good players this winter and veterans Bremner and Zac added plenty of attacking options. The height of Bremner is particular was something this team hasn’t had before and it was exploited to good effect. They pushed CNW in their semi-final but were eventually worn down by the team that would eventually take out the title. This could go down as a season that really was a turning point for this team and I think bigger things are coming.
Only a couple of points off the pace of semi-final footy was the Cloacals. If they could have secured one more result (or got a uniform organized…) I think that these guys could have taken out the title as they have plenty of experience against tough teams. With their girl players really hitting form this season, Waz should definitely be aiming to keep the momentum up over summer.
Two of the longest standing teams in the Super Sunday competition, QUOTALS and Kiss My Pass, were more than just bit players in the division and really took it to the top teams. While neither Brian’s QUOTALS nor Maxi’s Kiss My Pass made the semi-finals, these guys really looked to be having a ball over the final weeks of the competition when they played each other in what is becoming almost a traditional fixture on the Sunday calendar! I expect these teams will be at it again when the competition heats up over summer.
Starsky and Touch were probably a bit outgunned in a division full of experienced teams but really stood up to the challenge and turned up each and every week to take it head on. Kim and the guys are one of the teams that really get amongst the social aspect of the game and on more than one occasions there was a stereo on hand for post-game chin wag! While they might not have achieved any wins over the course of the season, they would definitely be threat in a lower division over summer!
The Mixed 3 division was an extremely tight affair with a host of teams capable to taking out the title.
In the end it was the AIGA squad who produced the goods to take out the title in the GF, beating a never give in performance from the Underdogs. AIGA had been impressive all season and while they Underdogs had beaten them in their round game, it was case of a certain dish best served cold in the GF. Francis and the team led for the whole game and only towards the end looked like they might run out of steam before the hooter. Congrats to the AIGA squad for a fantastic season.
The Underdogs were really confident of getting Higgins her first premiership medal this winter season but in the end that honor will have to wait until the summer season. With the Iron Curtin doing his best to lead from the front, his charges definitely responded and threw everything at the AIGA squad. If the game had of gone 5mins longer the result might have been different as they were really closing on AIGA at the end. With Scotty producing another vital try they had managed to get the score back to within striking distance but were cruelly denied by the hooter. They’ve done it before in summer….
B Team were probably favorites heading into their semi-final against the Underdogs but were just missing that zip that they had had in the previous meeting. With a very average completion rate, they found themselves doing a heap of defending and eventually the weight of possession against them saw them go down a couple of tries from which they never rebounded. Jakey J and the squad take a break over summer but will not doubt be back in 2013.
Having absolutely dominated all season, Refills went down in a shock result in their semi-final against AIGA. Pete and the guys were pretty gutted but definitely picked themselves up off the proverbial canvas to put in a really good game against B Team in the ultimate game of the season. I think this was a watershed season for the Refills and even though they might not have made the GF, they have more than a bit of potential to take out a similar divison over summer.
Touch Rub n Lick , The Slippery Gypsies and Kappers 2 were all just a bit off the pace this season but each should have something to take away. The Touch Rub n Lick crew unearthed some real talent in the form of Nutman and the Savage connection. For The Slippery Gypsies Shannon was able to get a heap of players down to the park each week and there was plenty of enthusiasm amongst the squad. And for the Kappers 2 team they really had some good results and also had plenty of troops on hand. I think that any one of these teams would be able to mix it in a lower division over the summer season.
Conor and the Chalkers may have been a little out of their depth but by no means were walk overs. This team, having cut their teeth at Mt. Gravatt a while ago, know their way around the TRL field. Having played against them with the Underdogs, they were certainly a challenge and they very well almost snatched the game late in the second half. I think with a couple of full time players they would do well over summer.
Scripted Defeat put in an undefeated season to take the Mixed 4 title this season. Martin and the guys were one of the most enthusiastic teams getting around at the venue and turned up each week in their uniforms ready to take on the competition. Their GF final match against Mixed Results was a really tough tussle though. Mixed Results skipper Trent has put together a really good squad for this season and they found their level in the Mixed 4 competition. The GF saw these two teams go try for try and it wasn’t until the dying minutes that Scripted Defeat were able to sneak in the winning try in really competitive game. Both these teams could well challenge a higher division over summer!
The Pedagods and Friends with Benefit also had great seasons. The Pedagods, who were playing in their first season, did really well to make a semi-final and despite going down against a fast finishing Mixed Results team, still loved the challenge. Tiff was instrumental in getting this team fired up all season and they definitely have the right attitude to be a strong team down the track. For the Friends with Benefits team they had issues with work commitments but still managed to get a team on the paddock each week. Kristen and the team should be looking to go one better over summer.
The Doggies and No Touching for Teachers both had good seasons. The Doggies got some big wins towards the back end of the season and I really thought that they could have challenged for a semi-final spot but that wasn’t to be. Camille and the guys looked like they were having a great time getting amongst the competition and in their first season really impressed. For the No Touching for Teachers squad, they certainly got the results for their dedication and persistence over the last few seasons. This winter they were more than competing and really managed to dictate terms against some of the newer teams. I hope they can keep this up over summer.
Bringing up the rear was the Hungover and Dropouts teams. Despite not a huge amount of points on the board, both Ben and John would be proud of the way they teams continued to turn up and give it their all each week. I like the way that both these teams were able to socialize after the game and in the end that’s what TRL is all about! I hope they will both be back over summer to give it another crack!
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