Five-year plan puts Isis back at the top
IN 2010, Isis did not win a game.
After this, Isis Rugby Union started a five-year plan: 1. To promote our juniors. 2. To provide opportunities for overseas players.
3. To improve our skills as players.
4. To play with discipline and with teamwork.
5. To increase numbers at training.
“It is starting to show success,” says vice-president Brett Phillips.
“‘The journey has been a long one since 2010. Thanks to Wayne Cook, Shannon Richards and Rob Rutledge.
“Now we are first on the Spring Cup after round seven – what a great achievement by coach Gary Maroney and the team.”
Manager Darren Golchert spoke passionately about never being in a winning Isis side between 2010 and 2014 while he was on the field but now how wonderful it was to fill a bench, see numbers at training and really thrash a team like Friday against the Falcons.
Falcons played one of their better games of the season.
Isis forwards slowly bent and then broke the Falcons’ forwards.
Our backs ran all over the Falcons.
The score 57-5 after being 31-5 at half-time.
Forward leaders Peter Van Rooyan and Jason Palmer scored a try each.
Heath Tisdell crossed for two tries. Andrew Golchert found the tryline twice, and our wonderful flanker, Apaiata Lokotui, scored three tries.
Heath Tisdell kicked three conversions, and Kale Hendle kicked three conversions, including two from the sideline.
Coach Gary Maroney said: “Great to reach all our goals this week in the game against the Falcons. The most pleasing is the team still have room for improvement and Isis are on top of the table. We’ll work very hard to make the team stay where we are.”
This week there is a game on Saturday at Childers Showgrounds: 1.30-3.30pm, training for Wide Bay Juniors Gold Squad which includes some Isis Cutters; 3.30-4.30pm, the Sugarbowl Cup Over-35s games between Isis Sugardaddys, Hervey Bay Bats, Bundaberg Rum Ruckers and Gladstone Goats; 5pm-6.30pm, Pythons vs Turtles; 6.30pm-8pm, Isis vs Barbarians.