• Season 2021 – Final Result

    This weekend was scheduled to be the Grand Final in the inaugural season of the Saturday Metro League Competition (Formally Tertiary League), but due to the current stay at home measures enforced to slow the spread of Covid-19 until vaccination targets are meet in NSW, our competition along with all our other community sports has been shutdown since 26/6/2021.

    While our season should have been reaching a climax with the 2 best sides competing for the title, unfortunately that was not to be and last month the Metro League committee chaired by Mat Olsen decided not to award a premier for season 2021 as we had only completed 7 of our 14 rounds.

    We thank every side for competing in 2021 and hope to see them and more sides back in 2022!

    We also hope all our players, official, families and fans stay safe during these coming months, the Metro League look forward to season 2022 and hopefully a life not living with lockdowns.

    Over the off season keep checking www.metroleaguerl.com.au and our socials for updates of the Saturday Metro League.

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    Polecats claw win over Cougars!

    Disallowed tries, sin bins, errors and more time off stoppages than a council worksite, has marred the TAFE NSW Polecats win over Carlingford Cougars at Sir Thomas Mitchell reserve yesterday.

    In cold and wet conditions at Dundas the Polecats were looking to get their season back online when they took on the languishing Cougars and it wasn’t long before the side registered it’s first try with centre Faatafa Tusa, charging over the line in the 7th minute, with Cobie Winsor icing the extras.

    055Faatafa Tusa running down the side line!

    The Polecats had a mixed rest of the half, with a 1 to 7 completion rate and along with lack of discipline creeping into the Polecats side with Cobie Winsor sin binned for striking in the 15th minute, 6th minutes later the Polecats made history when Cobie’s dad Corey Pierce joined him in the bin making the Polecats first ever father/son  simultaneous sin binning’s. Even with 11 men on the field the Cougars who hold the worst attack in the league, could not get across the line.

    055Corey Pierce, joins his son Cobie Winsor in the bin!

    When the Polecats got their full complement back the Polecats Alfred Iva charged over the line with Cobie Winsor nailing his second for the day, with 100 percent accuracy for season 2021, in the 29th minute. Just before half time Dylan Kata’s try was disallowed when a connecting pass was ruled forward and the side took a 12 points to nil lead into the break.

    055Dylan Kata goes over for a disallowed try!

    In a scoreless second half, it was more of same with Gavin McInnes being denied a try after he was deemed to knock on over the line, while the Cougars were falling like flies, the usual second half period was pushed out to over 50 minutes with the ref blowing time off for everything and anything. When the full time whistle finally did blow the Polecats took the win 12 points to nil and also returned to the top 4 on the table, jumping UTS.

    055Gavin McInnes charges to the line!

    In his first post match press conference new head coach Peter Lamey told us “I was happy with the defence today lots of talk and backing each other marker defence was better, but still too many voices in attack, along with only 6 completions from 20 sets we just won’t beat the top teams, if this continues!”

    The Polecats now return to their home ground of Cavanagh Reserve to take on arch rivals UTS, next week at 3:00pm

    For all the images of the day click here.

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  • Polecats take on Cougars!

    The TAFE NSW Polecats have hit a crunch point in their season when they take on Carlingford Cougars at Sir Thomas Mitchell Reserve today.

    After their 52 points to nil drubbing at the hands of Sydney Uni last week, the Polecats have now fallen out of the top 4 and have to put a massive effort in today to turn their season around. The Polecats and UTS are on equal points on the ladder and they could bounce back into 4th position with a big win against the Cougars. While the Cougars are sitting just below the Polecats a massive win for them could push them off 6th position and jump the Polecats on the table.

    “The boys need to work on defence today to get back on track and back in the winner’s circle a big effort is required across the field! I’m looking for energy in all positions!” New head coach Peter Lamey told polecats.com.au.

    So with so much to play for it’s going to be a massive day and remember if you can’t get out to see the boys, you can keep up to date with live updates at www.polecats.com.au/live or our socials, this week proudly brought to you by Etienne Lawyers.

    Important Covid Safe Details
    – Everyone attending will need to sign in at the ground entry via QR Code or sign-in book
    – Players please assemble at the ground no earlier than 1 hour before the match
    – Please remain 1.5m distance from other people
    – After the matches spectators will need to leave the area right away
    – Players cannot shake hands after the match
    – Players must get changed all leave after match

    Match Day Details:
    First Division: TAFE NSW Polecats v Carlingford Cougars
    Kick-off: 3:00pm
    Ground: Sir Thomas Mitchell Reserve
    Hashtag: #POLvCOU

     

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    Polecats flogged!

    The TAFE NSW Polecats have put in another below par performance in their worst ever loss to Sydney University at Sydney University Oval last Saturday.

    Playing the ladder leaders Sydney Uni as the headline match of a triple header on Sydney Uni’s Old Boys Day, the Polecats did not last long against a red-hot Sydney Uni allowing Sydney to score in the first 5 minutes. It was then like clockwork for Uni, who scored at regular intervals in the 10th, 16th, 21st and 30th minute, with the only respite for the Polecats coming at halftime, with the side was down 26 points to nil.

    055Corey Pierce kicks on the last!

    The first 20 minutes of the second half were better defensively, not allowing Sydney to score until the 55th minute, when the gates flew wide open and Uni put another 26 points on in 15 minutes to smash the Polecats in their biggest win ever with the final score finishing at 52 points to nil.

    055Polecats defend the line!

    The flogging has now pushed the Polecats out of the top 4. Due to family and work commitments Coach Chris Thompson will be stepping down with assistant Peter Lamey taking the reigns for the remainder of the season. Chris will continue the season as trainer and assistant to Peter.

    055Cobie Winsor in open space!

    The Polecats now have a week to turn their season around when they take on Carlingford Cougars at Sir Mitchell Thomas reserve this coming Saturday.

    For all the images of the day click here.

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  • Old Boys Day at Sydney Uni

    Today the TAFE NSW Polecats take on the high flying Sydney University in the headline act of an action packed Saturday Metro League triple header at Sydney Uni Oval Number 2.

    The Polecats will be looking to turn their season around, currently sitting mid pack on the ladder and after a much needed bye last week, which gave the players time to rest after their Asquith match in which 7 players were seriously injured. While Sydney Uni who are on fire and undefeated, celebrate their 100 years old boys day won’t want to disappoint their supporters.

    So will the Polecats be able to unset Sydney Uni or will their season still roll on? Either way it’s going to be a cracker at Sydney Uni and if you can’t get out to the ground you can always keep up to date with live updates, proudly brought to you this week by Blue Wealth Property.

    Important Covid Safe Details
    – Everyone attending will need to sign in at the ground entry via QR Code or sign-in book
    – Players please assemble at the ground no earlier than 1 hour before the match
    – Please remain 1.5m distance from other people
    – After the matches spectators will need to leave the area right away
    – Players cannot shake hands after the match
    – Players must get changed all leave after match

    Match Day Details:
    First Division: TAFE NSW Polecats v Sydney University
    Kick-off: 4:00pm
    Ground: Sydney Uni Oval No: 2
    Hashtag: #POLvSYD

     

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    Metro League 2021 – Round 6 Preview

    Round 6 of the Saturday Metro League and its Old Boys Day at Sydney University, who are celebrating 100 years of SURLFC with a massive triple header at Sydney Uni Oval Number 2. All the action kick’s off at 12:30 with Mac Uni and Asquith, followed by Carlingford against UTS, then on to the headline act of Sydney Uni versus the Polecats at 4:00pm, its going to be a great day of Metro League action.

    For this weeks action see below or for the full draw and ladder click here.

    Important Covid Safe Details
    – Everyone attending will need to sign in at the ground entry via QR Code or sign-in book
    – Players please assemble at the ground no earlier than 1 hour before the match
    – Please remain 1.5m distance from other people
    – After the matches spectators will need to leave the area right away
    – Players cannot shake hands after the match
    – Players must get changed all leave after match

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  • Metro League 2021 – Round 5 Results

    Round 5 results of the Saturday Metro League are in and after this weeks action Sydney Uni and Asquith still lead the competition on 15 points with Sydney 76 points differential lead over Asquith, for all todays results see below:

    For all the 2021 fixtures and results click here

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    Magpies Swoop!

    The TAFE NSW Polecats have been handed a hiding at the hands of Asquith Magpies in Round 4 of the Saturday Metro League.

    With confidence high as the Polecats went into the match, it quickly turned sour with Asquith pouring on 18 points in 18 minutes. With a huge deficit the Polecats tightened their defence and were able to stop the onslaught, even pegging back a try before half time, when Cyrus Murray crossed, and after Dylan Kata kicked the conversion the Polecats went into the sheds down 18 points to 6.

    With the Polecats down by 12 they needed a good start, but it was the opposite as Asquith stacked on another 18 points in quick succession. Polecats winger Jesse Fuller crossed out wide for an unconverted try, but Asquith weren’t done crossing again 2 twice before the full time bell saved the Polecats from anymore harm, defeating the Polecats 46 points to 10.

    While the Polecats pride was bruised, they also took a huge injury toll out of the match with 5 serious injuries including a broken ankle to club stalwart Keith Weston, who will require surgery.

    So with the Polecats having a bye next week to lick their wounds, the club wishes the best to Westo and all the other stars who took an injury out of the match.

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  • Polecats Ready to Swoop

    This week in round 4 of the Saturday Metro League, the TAFE NSW Polecats are set to swoop into Storey Park when they take on the Asquith Magpies in another historic clash for the 2 clubs.

    With both sides coming off a win last week, the Polecats will be keen to continue their form which that saw the side put 36 points on Macquarie at Blackmore Oval last round. While a win for Asquith could put them on top of the Metro League table depending on the outcome of Sydney Uni and UTS Wanderers. The Polecats go into the match down on a few troops due to injury and availability, including captain Shane Brown who is still out with a shoulder injury suffered in round 1, though the side will be keen to show their depth with a chance for fringe players to step up and show the coaches they deserve a regular spot.

    “We’ve trained well this week and are ready to show the competition where we stand!” Polecats coach Chris Thompson.

    Today also sees 3 club legends return to Storey Park for the first time in decades with Bob Lennox, Chris Thompson and Peter Lamey, who all played for Asquith during their playing careers, but today our club legends will be looking for victory to show Asquith why we are the strongest club in the comp!

    So with pride and points on the line, head down to Storey Park to watch to these great clubs clash for the first time ever and remember if you can’t get down to the match you can keep up to date with live scores at www.polecats.com.au/live or on our socials proudly brought to you this week by Ants Pants Pest Control.

    Important Covid Safe Details
    – Everyone attending will need to sign in at the ground entry via QR Code or sign-in book
    – Players please assemble at the ground no earlier than 1 hour before the match
    – Please remain 1.5m distance from other people
    – After the matches spectators will need to leave the area right away
    – Players cannot shake hands after the match
    – Players must get changed all leave after match

    Match Day Details:
    First Division: TAFE NSW Polecats v Asquith Magpies
    Kick-off: 3:00pm
    Ground: Storey Park, Asquith
    Hashtag: #POLvMAG

     

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    Metro League 2021 – Round 4 Preview

    Round 4 of the Saturday Metro League and after 3 great matches last week, we serve up our second double header at Blackmore with Macquarie Uni hosting Berowra and UTS Wanderers up against arch enemies Sydney University, while over at Storey Park, Asquith Magpies are taking on TAFE NSW Polecats in an historic first clash for the 2 sides.

    For this weeks action see below or for the full draw and ladder click here.

    Important Covid Safe Details
    – Everyone attending will need to sign in at the ground entry via QR Code or sign-in book
    – Players please assemble at the ground no earlier than 1 hour before the match
    – Please remain 1.5m distance from other people
    – After the matches spectators will need to leave the area right away
    – Players cannot shake hands after the match
    – Players must get changed all leave after match

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