If you love rugby then you know it all starts with club rugby. Like the brown snake flows through our city, a hallmark of identity, club rugby flows through our veins, familiar names, times gone by and times to come. No matter where our lives take us, our clubland connects us back to our roots on our return. Our friendships forged as youngsters last a lifetime. Our lessons learned on the field teach us about mateship and the value of success when forged through adversity.
When it comes to club rugby, we know that on any given game day, anything is possible. No matter what happens, leave it on the field and enjoy everything that follows. In club rugby, anything is possible and in club rugby…divided we play, united we stand.
In the lead up to the finals series, we're reliving some of great stories from club rugby upsets to remind us that anything can happen. Just when you think you've decided who could take out the title...a pop pass or an intercept will have you screaming for your team.
With upsets from the top of the ladder to the bottom, we take a look at our players of the round. We've listed to your feedback through Club.land and we're sharing who our stand-out performers were. Was your team listed? Red on to know more.
Having recently signed out of Club land into the Melbourne Rebels, Rhys Van Neck of Easts Rugby Union is on the cusp of an exciting career move. Having played for uni for most of his youth, he made the switch to Easts two years ago. We take a look at his time in both camps and what he will take from his club rugby experience.