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Ballerz, LGMs Sublime in Stafford Spring

Ballers, LGMs Stafford Spring Season
LGMs have captured their first Stafford Mens premiership with an enthralling 4-1 victory over Beer Pressure on Wednesday night.

The win capped off an outstanding 2019 with LGMs finishing on top of the mens table in consecutive seasons.

Guarded by plenty of friends and family, the boys in purple took the field with a point to prove after being bundled out of last season’s semi-final in straight sets by summer champions P-Dub.

They didn’t have to wait long with LGM’s captain Jackson Paton pouncing on a short grubber to give his side their first points.

With scoreboard pressure applied, it was Beer Pressure who was able to wrestle back the momentum.

It was the same methodology that defeated autumn and winter mens champions Joeys in last week’s semi final.

A trademark backline move inside their opponents’ 15m came up with the goods with Luke Whitney crossing untouched in the corner.

Not through lack of trying, as each team had a flurry of try scoring chances and near misses.

Past and present Rep stars Will O’Keefe, Shaun O’Keefe, Jessie Ripley and Jackson Paton all lead the charge however came up empty handed at the break.

Beer Pressure - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring

The halftime team chat to start fast and score first worked for one team.

It took just 30 seconds for LGMs to post the first points of the second half and it came through Jesse Ripley.

The North Brisbane Sharks speedster grabbed a short kick-off, before evading three men to score.

In trying conditions and with a gusty breeze, short kick-offs and high kicks where the order of the game, however second attempt by Jackson Paton failed to reap the rewards of the opening kick.

Despite this, the momentum was well and truely with LGMs as the boys were strong without the ball, generating superb line speed and regularly rolling subs.

Best and Fairest Will O’Keefe looked most likely with his side’s only two line breaks of the second half.

But it was Jesse Ripley who made a line break of his own to score his second and extend his side’s lead to 3-1 with 10 minutes to go.

Billy Robertson put the icing on the cake minutes later with a great solo try to seal the impressive victory.

A special thanks to our grand final team sponsors Arrivederci Pizzeria and Newstead Remedial Massage.

LGM’s will dine at Brisbane’s number one voted pizza while the boys from Beer Pressure each received a $30 gift card to ease the aches and pains.

Results
LGMs 4: Jesse Ripley (2), Jackson Paton, Billy Robertson
Beer Pressure 1: Luke Whitney
Best and Fairest – Will O’Keefe
Player of the Match – Jesse Ripley


LIVIN top try scorers - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring
Well done to our LIVIN top try scorers!

Each of our winners received some cool LIVIN merchandise.

Mens – Corey Pocock (23)
Mixed Div 1 – Adriano Gaile (17)
Mixed Div 2 – Corey Pocock (26)
Mixed Womens – Eliza Mooney (12)

A special mention to Corey Pocock who has won the mens top try scorer award for the third consecutive season. During this time he has amassed 54 tries, the most of any mens player in a calendar year.

Eliza Mooney has also gone back-to-back with the mixed womens top try scorer award. Over the past two seasons she has tallied 30 tries.

Adriano Gaile comes away with his first top try scorer honour, equating for 27% of Ballerz’ tries this season.

2019 Try Leaderboard
Mens
Corey Pocock | Joeys (54)
Sam Gadsby | P-Dub (47)
Dean Saxvik | LGMs (40)
Jessie Ripley | LGMs (32)
Jack Woodbridge | P-Dub (31)

Mixed Guys
Cameron Webb | Soup A-Stars (39)
Jake Harding | Balls Of Fury (35)
Adriano Gaile | Ballerz (33)
Chris Honnery | Too Out Of Touch (30)
Dan Nystrom | Balls Deep (30)

Mixed Womens
2019 Mixed Womens Try Leaderboard - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring


Ballerz have reclaimed the division one mixed title in a hard fought 6-2 win over winter champions Too Out Of Touch.

The victory marks the second time in three seasons Ballerz have taken home the top mixed honour and the fifth time in six matches they have defeated their rival.

Two of the most evenly matched mixed teams did not disappoint early with some quality end to end footy.

Sharks Rep player Brayden Barrett proved the difference as he ran in three tries and set up another in a dominant player of the match performance.

But, It was Too Out Of Touch who would strike first off the boot of Isaac Toohey to send Hayden Evans across in the corner.

Two possessions later, Ballerz stuck with Brayden Barrett slicing through some feeble defence off a Zac Jane pass to draw the scores level.

A carbon copy of the first try ensured with Brayden once again doing the leg work before handing the ball off to Jess Sleep for a two point try before the break.

The halftime message from both teams was clear, defence.

The opening five minutes were rock solid by both teams as a stalemate ensured.
Out of Touch - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring
Cometh the hour, cometh the man – it was Brayden Barrett who would split the Too Out Of Touch defence a third time and cross for his second try.

A series of close tries by Eliza Mooney, Isaac Toohey and Chris Honnery went begging as Ballerz communicated well when defending inside their own 10 metres.

Jake Coolwell put the nail into the coffin moments later with a trademark chip over the top of the defence for Brayden Barrett to grab and race away for this third.

Matt Genero finally broke through with a short kick of his own to bring the scores to 5-2 before Coolwell scooted away to ice the game.

A big thanks to our finals sponsors Arrivederci Pizzera and Newstead Remedial Massage. Both teams will need plenty of recovery time after a face-paced match in humid conditions.

Results
Ballerz 6: Brayden Barrett (3), Jess Sleep, Jake Coolwell
Too Out Of Touch 2: Isaac Toohey, Matt Genero
Best and Fairest – Matt Genero
Player of the Match – Brayden Barrett


Range Brewing try assist champs - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring

Congratulations to our Range Brewing try assist champions Joe Warren and Jake Coolwell.

This is the second consecutive season Jake has topped the mixed assist leaderboard. He has nabbed 27 assists over the past two seasons.

He sits a top the most try assists in the mixed competition in 2019 with 33.

2019 Assists Leaderboard
Mens
Joe Warren | P-Dub (15)
Ben Hayes | Joeys (13)
Matt O’Brien | P-Dub (11)
Luke Murray | P-Dub (11)
Jayden Turnbull | Joeys (10)
Matthew Allen | Joeys (10)
Jason West | Joeys (10)

Mixed
2019 Mixed Mens Assist Leaderboard - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring


One Kick Wonders have taken out the Stafford mixed division two with a gripping 7-5 win over Soup A-Stars.

The game plan for Soup A-Stars was simple, limit Corey Pocock.

One Kick Wonders’ captain scored 26 tries in eight fixture matches to lead his team to a blemish-free record throughout the fixture rounds.

In the final, he did not disappoint with three tries, two of whom were from long range as he showcased his stellar speed.

Two quick tries put his team on the board early with a third to Allan Hebbard off a Matt Beard short ball.

Soup A-Stars hit back shortly after with a nifty grubber from Ryan Rose to give his side their first points

Mason Hasselmeyer replied in kind to extend One Kick Wonders’ the lead to 4-1 moments before halftime.

One Kick Wonders - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring

The opening five minutes started much the same as the first half with Steven Cox breaking the line and racing away for his first try.

Soup A-Stars captain Cam Webb zipped around some would-be goal line defence to post the first points of the second half.

Rob Hunt sent Ryan Rose over for his second try as they wrestled momentum from One Kick Wonders.

An ultra-quick reply from Corey Pocock saw the Representative ace score his third to break the hearts of his opponent.

Mason Hasselmeyer crossed for this second shortly after by scooting through some fragile edge defence.

Amanda Chilcott crossed for a late consolation try after chasing her own kick.

Results
One Kick Wonders 7: Corey Pocock (3), Mason Hasselmeyer (2), Allan Hebbard, Steven Cox
Soup A-Stars 5: Ryan Rose (2), Cam Webb, Amanda Chilcott
Best and Fairest – Rob Hunt
Player of the Match – Rachel Toohey

Taringa Spring: Kick It Or Die Tryin, Next-Gen Untouchables Triumph!

Kick It Or Die Tryin'
Kick It Or Die Tryin’ have taken out the Taringa Spring Division Two mixed competition with a heart-stopping 4-3 victory over New Kicks On The Block.

In their maiden season, the newcomers were aided by some brilliant performances from captain Anthony Barsha and William Read.

It didn’t take long for Kick It Or Die Tryin’ to post their first points and overcome an experienced New Kicks side boasting a handful of representative players.

Two outstanding sets in attack were capped off by an Anthony Barsha line break and grubber to account for his side’s first points within the opening three minutes.

Will Read stamped home an emphatic start to the match by pouncing on a short kick from Tom Rochee to give his team a 2-0 lead.

New Kicks forced their way back into the game after a multitude of repeat sets.

Tigers Rep players Liam Sue and Ben Stevens crossed in quick succession to keep the scores locked up at halftime.

An enthusiastic Kick It or Die Tryin’ side marched onto the field and were rewarded immediately through their captain who crossed for his second.

Barsha’s squad struggled to hold onto the momentum with New Kicks dominating possession from then on in.

New Kicks On The Block vs Kick It Or Die Tryin

The team in black forced six repeat sets on their opposition goal line only to come up empty.

Near misses by John Kerr, Joel Pham and Liam Sue kept their side scoreless in the second half.

Kick It Or Die Trying sealed the win with a late try to Sam Fellows.

Well done on the division 2 victory in your first season!

KickIt Or Die Tryin’: Anthony Barsha (2), William Read, Sam Fellows.
New Kicks On The Block: Liam Sue (2), Ben Stevens.
Player of the Match: Anthony Barsha.


Next-Gen Untouchables have recaptured the division 1 mixed title after defeating Kickaholics Anonymous 4-3 in a tight final.

With the division 1 crown not in their possession for the first time since the end of 2016, the machine in green had it all to prove against the reigning champions.

The match did not disappoint.

Kickaholics skipped away to an early lead off the boot of Isaac Toohey. He would repeat his effort following a mountain of possession, minutes later to push his side out to a 2-0 lead.

Player of the match Gerard Martin responded, jumping on a short kick to give Untouchables their first points with their first set inside their opponents 10.

His absence together with Matt McIver in last season’s grand final was sorely missed and was the difference early on.

McIver’s boot would help tie the scores with Anthony Martin picking up the scraps on a short grubber into the in-goal.

The game opened up in the dying stages of the first half with either team failing to capitalise. It was a stark contrast to the opening 15 minutes which was played through the middle third and built on defence.

The comparisons from the first half were on show at the start of the second as both teams produced a heavy dose of rucking.

As the middle third of the field copped a battering, territory was not an issue.

It took six sets until Gerard Martin broke the deadlock with a grubber inside the 10 to catch Kickaholics’ defence napping.

As was the theme for the second half, Kickaholics capitalised on a Next-Gen defensive mistake.

On one of the lone times Untouchables failed to play a fullback, Isaac Toohey made them pay with a short grubber to Trent Gossner to bring the scores level.

A series of frantic end-to-end sets ensued as the game clock ticked to within three minutes.

With fatigue on the faces of the players, it was Gerard Martin who came up with the goods to send Lincoln Redgen over with an inside ball to beat a staggered defensive line.

A late opportunity to Kickaholics captain David Sercombe was thwarted by the Untouchables’ main man as Next-Gen returned to the top of the mountain when the clock struck zero.

Well done Next-Gen Untouchables on a fantastic 4-3 division one win.

Next-Gen: Gerard Martin (2), Anthony Martin, Lincoln Redgen.
Kickaholics: Isaac Toohey (2), Trent Gossner.
Player of the Match: Gerard Martin.
Kickaholics Anonymous vs Untouchables. Kick It Division 1


Individual leaderboards

LIVIN top try scorers
Mixed Guys – Lindsay Blair (14), Jacob Sorbello (14)
Mixed Girls – Eliza Mooney (8)

Range Brewing try assist champions
Division 1 – Dave Johnson (10)
Division 2 – John Kerr (14)

GYG Indooroopilly/Toowong 40/20s
Hemi Mullen (Kick It Or Die Tryin’)
John Kerr (New Kicks On The Block)
Corey Smith (Slap Happy)

A special thanks to all our venue sponsors, players and teams. 
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Titans Sweep 2019 Rep Tournament

Toowoomba Titans. Rep 19
Toowoomba Titans have snared the double at the 2019 Kick It Representative Tournament at Taringa on Sunday.

The reigning mens champions cruised to victory, while the Titans mixed side re-claimed the title from the North Brisbane Sharks in their respective finals.

The clean sweep marks the second time the Toowoomba team has taken the honour and the third occasion it has been done in the tournament’s history.

Toowoomba is tipped to host the 2020 tournament following recent success.


Titans mens ran the table once again to claim their third successive mens championship, defeating North Brisbane Sharks in a hotly contested final.

Representative player Beau Hess was once again the star scoring twice and saving just as many as the Titans ran in five tries to one.

Tries to captain Ben Burstow, Roderick Robertson and Jono Graff sealed the famous win over a gutsy, but fading Sharks outfit.

P-Dub speedster Sam Gadsby scored his sides lone try as the North Brisbane representatives made their first final since 2012.

LGM’s Jackson Patton (3) and Jesse Ripley (3) helped guide their side into the finals, while Joey’s top try scorer Corey Pocock also chipped in with three tries.

The South Brisbane Tigers failed to make the finals for the first time in the competition history.

An early 2-2 draw against the Storm was all in vain as the Titans and Sharks ran in 10 tries to sink their finals hopes. It was the Tigers worst defensive performance to date.

New South Wales Blues representative Jacob McMahon lead his side in scoring with two tries.

Toowoomba Storm brought up the rear and performed admirably baring a heavy defeat to the Titans in the final pool game.

Lead by Martin Baldo, the Storm captain ran in three tries to top his side’s points scoring.

North Brisbane Sharks. Toowoomba Titans.

LIVIN top try scorer – Nicholas Edwards | Toowoomba Titans (6).
Most try assists – Ben Burstow | Toowoomba Titans (2)


Titans mixed secured their second Representative Tournament championship with a fast-finishing 9-4 victory over former mixed titleholders the Sharks.

Boasting a handful of key personnel from their 2018 squad, the Titans ran in six tries to four including three girl tries.

Their path to the finals wasn’t has clear-cut as the mens side.

Two draws in the opening two matches against the Sharks and Tigers aided in their plight to reach the finals.

A 13-2 victory against adversaries the Storm, rubber-stamped their finals spot.

Similarly, the Sharks overcame a gallant Tigers’ side in the final must-win pool game to process to the last dance for the fourth consecutive tournament.

Sam Carmody continued his strong form throughout the day to set up two tries and score two of his own in the final.

Sarah Breydon crossed for two, while the talented Jemma Whitney also scored late to seal the victory.

Early Shark tries to David Cumming and Jake Coolwell were not enough as the Titans overcame the deficit.

LIVIN Top try scorer – Mixed Guys: Isaac Toohey | Tigers (4)
LIVIN Top try scorer – Mixed Girls: Chloe Storm | Sharks (5)
Most try assists: Sam Carmody (3)

Rep 19 Mixed Table. Toowoomba Titans.


Historic LIVIN Legends matches

For the first time the Rep Tournament hosted seperate mens and womens LIVIN Legends matches.

The matches are to create awareness for mental health and depression, while showcasing some of the best players at Kick It.

The Titans and Storm formed the LIVIN Legends Toowoomba side, while the Tigers and Sharks bounded together for Brisbane.

Brisbane Women ran out 3-0 victors over the Toowoomba ladies with two tries to reigning Taringa and Stafford top try scorer Eliza Mooney and Rampage’s Annaleis Tatkovic.

The Toowoomba men faired much better with the boys from the range notching up five tries to one. Beau Hess (2), Ben Burstow Josh Brunner and Alick Gaske all crossed to close out a memorable event.

A special thanks to LIVIN for once again getting involved. All players in the two matches will receive some LIVIN gear. Highlights and videos to come thanks to Share Story.

Rep results and leaderboards
History: 2018 Highlights

 

Stafford Mens: Joeys Go Back To Back

Joeys
Stafford Mens team Joeys have won their second consecutive title for the first time in the side’s history, discarding of P-Dub in the final on Wednesday.

In honour of the late Joe King and lead by captain Ben Hayes, the boys in purple came out motivated and eager to prove a point after finishing second during the fixture rounds.

Player of the match Dave Webster proved the difference with two tries and a clutch try assist to guide his side to victory.

Mens top try scorer Corey Pocock got his team on the board first with a trademark short grubber to beat P-Dub’s sliding middle defence.

Jason West capitalised on their next possession with a kick of his own to touch down.

A shell-shocked P-Dub outfit managed to get on the board after forcing two repeat sets and wrestling back momentum.

On the back of possession, North Brisbane Shark Jack Woodbridge sliced through some would-be defence for his team’s first points.

The joy was short-lived with Dave Webster collecting the first of his two tries, scooting down the sideline to score in the corner.

Sam Collins hit back shortly after, pouring through gaping hole down the left edge.

It was an unwanted halftime break with the Padua Old Boys looking dangerous to close out the half. Joeys lead 3-2.

P-Dub. 2019 Stafford Winter, Joeys def P-Dub 7-5

P-Dub opened the scoring on their second possession with Sam Gadsby creating a 3-on-2 for Matt O’Brien to kick and score.

A ruck infringement gifted Joeys great field position and was capped off by an outstanding inside ball from Dave Webster to Matthew Allen on the last touch.

Leading mixed try scorer Mason Hasselmeyer would extend Joey’s lead three minutes later, crashing over from short range.

Against the run of play, Jack Woodbridge showcased his blistering speed down the sideline to bring the scores to within two points.

A number of errors and repeat sets saw Dave Webster cross for his second, while Amit Larioya continued the trend of scoring in finals matches to blow Joey’s lead out to 7-4.

P-Dub’s Sam Collins skipped over for a late consolation try off a crisp short ball from captain Joe Warren in the first four minutes.

Joeys would hang on for their second consecutive Stafford Mens championship. Well done boys!

Range Brewing Try Assist Champion. Joeys.
Joeys:
Dave Webster (2), Corey Pocock, Jason West, Matthew Allen, Mason Hasselmeyer, Amit Laroiya.
P-Dub: Jack Woodbridge (2), Sam Collins (2), Matt O’Brien.
Player Of The Match: Dave Webster.

Thank you to all the captains and players for a fantastic Winter season at Stafford.

A special mention to all our venue sponsors for their outstanding player prizes throughout the competition.

Next season kicks off October 2nd. Visit the Stafford venue page to re-register and season details.

Grand final team photos are now available via Facebook.

2019 Representative Tournament will take place this Sunday at Taringa! Cheer on your region in the ultimate game of supremacy.

Stafford Mixed: Out Of Touch Too Strong For Slappers

Too Out Of Touch
Too Out Of Touch have beaten Slappers 5-4 to claim their maiden Mixed championship at Stafford.

The inexperienced mixed side out classed and outplayed the veteran side in pink.

Representative stars Chris Honnery and Eliza Mooney shored up the middle third in defence while new acquisition Matt Genero put in a player of the match performance in his first grand final.

Tiffany Hodson opened the scoring from a well worked blindside play from Slappers captain Jason West.

Too Out Of Touch hit back moments later with Ex-Taringa player Jack Newton crossing in similar fashion off a Matt Genero pass.

West would kick his side further ahead on the back of three repeat sets on the goal line. Slappers had all the running in the first 12 minutes and capitalised.

The tide of possession quickly changed when Leon Taylor scooped up a loose ball to run the length of the field and score.

Some shaky goal line defence gifted a two-point try to Eliza Mooney to give Too Out Of Touch their first lead of the match.

Slappers def by Too Out Of Touch

A 4-3 lead to Too Out Of Touch provided a much needed injection of confidence as the traditional post-half time grind kicked in. 

South Brisbane Tigers’ playmaker Isaac Toohey got his side on the board first with a short grubber on the goal line.

Fatigue started to creep into the game as Slappers made some uncharacteristic errors from some of their most experienced men.

It took a slashing run by Angus Webster to bring the game alive inside the final five minutes.

Three sets of possession proved not enough as Too Out Of Touch held strong in the final stages.

Chris Honnery’s team managed to hold on to a gutsy 5-4 mixed win!

Too Out Of Touch: Jack Newton, Leon Taylor, Eliza Mooney, Isaac Toohey.
Slappers: Tiffany Hodson, Jason West, Angus Webster.
Player of the Match: Matt Genero.


Ballerz. 2019 Stafford Winter. Too Out Of Touch.
Ballerz cruised to an emphatic mixed 2 win, crushing top four hopefuls Soup A-Stars 16-4 on Wednesday.

One season ago, Ballerz were top of the mixed division, only to fall five spots and finish in the mixed 2 finals bracket.

With a number of key absentees throughout the season, Ballerz finished fast after sitting outside the top 8 earlier in the season.

Winter top try scorers Corey Pocock (mens, 18) and Mason Hasselmeyer (14) tried in vain however could only muster one try and a try assist between them. Soup A-Stars captain Cam Webb chipped in with a game-high three tries.

It was Ballerz with all the running and never looked headed as they piled on the points, including three girl tries and eight points in the first half.

The try off the match came late in the second half through player of the match Ben Hayes.

The North Brisbane Shark broke the line and evaded four would-be defenders, before throwing a magical inside ball to send team mate Jake Proctor over.

Well done to Ballerz on a triumphant mixed 2 final win!

Ballerz: Adriano Gaile (2), Ben Hayes (2), Jake Proctor (2), Jess Sleep (2), Jeff O’Connor (2), Zac Jane, Jake Coolwell.
Soup A-Stars: Cameron Webb (3), Corey Pocock.
Player of the Match: Bennett Hayes.

Soup A-Stars. Ballerz. 2019 Stafford Winter. Too Out Of Touch.

Thank you to all the captains and players for a fantastic Winter season at Stafford. A special mention to all our venue sponsors for their outstanding player prizes throughout the competition.

Next season kicks off October 2nd. Visit the Stafford venue page to re-register and season details.
Grand final team photos are now available via Facebook.

2019 Representative Tournament will take place this Sunday at Taringa! Cheer on your region in the ultimate game of supremacy.

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