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Razor sharp!

Razorbacks 35 – 12 Chiefs


Team 1 2 3 4 T Outcome
Hogs 14 7 7 7 35 Win
Chiefs 6 0 0 6 12 Loss

After a thrilling finish to the semifinal, would the Chiefs be able to ride that momentum into the Great Southern Bowl against a rested, more physical Razorback side? The answer, a resounding no.

Adelaide University controlled the contest (in all three phases) from start to finish, after forcing an early punt the Hogs drove the field behind Buckskin and Yun, before a Welbourn to Dawson 30-yard connection opened the scoring.

A swarming Adelaide University defense forced a strip sack fumble (Caputo) deep in Chief territory, giving the Hogs fantastic field position, they responded immediately with a second Welbourn to Dawson connection. Flag down! The score nullified (1st) by illegal procedure, the Hogs went back to work. Scoring the following play on an Olsson reverse.

The Chiefs responded, driving the field thanks to a 60+ yard pass play, before quickly converting a Caputo to Leary connection into 6 points.

Physical in response, the Hogs answered immediately with a huge Berrington kick return (and crushing Papas block), resulting again in favorable field position. A physical drive followed, as Adelaide ran the ball six consecutive times, resulting in a Welbourn rushing TD. Giving the Hogs a 21-6 advantage at the major break.

Adelaide University received the ball to open the second half, penalties resulting in an early 3rd and 20. Welbourn connected with Dawson for 12 yards, before connecting with Berrington on a key fourth down conversion, keeping the drive alive. Two plays later, a 26 yard Welbourn to Pedler connection for the TD, giving the Hogs a 22-point advantage.

After a South City 3 and out, the Hogs again had the ball and excellent field position behind a strong Yun running effort. Facing 4th and 8, Adelaide University handed Olsson the ball for a 24-yard TD. Flag down! The score nullified (2nd) by illegal procedure, the hogs went back to work again. Running the same play, Olsson again raced 34 yards for the TD. Flag down! The score nullified (3rd) by illegal procedure! A turnover on downs giving the ball back to South City. The remainder of the 3rd quarter was a flag filled scrappy affair, with neither team driving into opponent territory.

Early in the fourth Adelaide University iced the game with a Welbourn to Crouch TD strike. The Chiefs responding in garbage time with a Leary rushing TD.

Olsson responded immediately with a kick return for TD… Flag down! His 3rd TD nullified.

The Hogs player numbers, physical rushing attack, swarming defense and opportunistic passing game proving too much to handle, handing Adelaide University the 35-12 (four-peat) victory.

Olsson was the game MVP, deservedly so, with a rushing TD, a INT and 3 nullified additional TD’s.


HOGS: Welbourn 3 passing, 1 rushing. Dawson 1 receiving. Olsson 1 rushing. Peddler 1 receiving. Crouch 1 receiving.
CHIEFS: Caputo 1 passing. Leary 1 rushing, 1 receiving.


Statistically speaking

Week 12 – 13 statistics and leaderboard

As we look forward to this weekends Great Southern Bowl, take a moment to review the standout performers this season.

An 1100 yard rusher, 2100 yard passer, 65 for 55 and a receiver 1 short of 5 per game.

The Hogs and Chiefs will battle for the Bowl this weekend, the stats showing each team favouring the pass, should be an explosive matchup.

See you Saturday 17th at Norwood Oval, 7pm.

2016 12, 13, Leaderboard


What a kick!

Chiefs 20 – 12 Spartans


Team 1 2 3 4 T Outcome
Spartans 6 6 0 0 12 Loss
Chiefs 0 6 6 8 20 Win

The big question coming into this game, would the power running and physicality of the Spartans be enough to overwhelm the passing attack of the Chiefs?

In a game that ultimately came down to a turnover in the dying seconds, fans were treated to an extremely close match. Both teams were able to establish their identities and take advantage of opponent errors, with the Spartans heading into the major break with a 12-6 advantage after capitalising on a short field after a South City turnover.

The Chiefs passing attack came alive in the second half, with a deep pass resulting 6, tying the game 12-12. The score shifting momentum as the Spartans moved away from their running game, resulting in two interceptions, noticeably lifting the South City intensity.

The Chiefs held the ball for most of the fourth, the Spartans defence bending but not breaking, continually keeping South City from converting within the redzone. With under two minutes to play the Spartans held the ball on inside their own 20, the Chiefs defence playing with intensity and forcing a punt with under 20 seconds remaining, overtime awaiting (or so we thought).

At the snap South City brought pressure, the Spartans punter somewhat indecisive as defenders approached, SOUTH CITY BLOCKS THE PUNT, returning the fumble for a Touchdown, giving the Chiefs 20-12 lead in the dying seconds.

A crushing end to what was a fantastic season for the Spartans (6-4 being their best finish in recent seasons), whom are sure to regroup and return stronger next season, hoping to go one step further after two straight semi final exists.

Now we look toward the Great Southern Bowl between Adelaide University and South City, each boasting a high scoring attack, with the Adelaide University defence holding a slight advantage in points against this season.

Great Southern Bowl 2016, Coopers Stadium, Norwood Oval, Saturday 17th, 7pm.




Spartans 14 – 0 Hogs


Team T Outcome
Spartans 14 Win
Hogs 0 Loss

This proved to be a strong defensive matchup, with the Spartans being the first team to hold Adelaide University scoreless all season (after averaging 23 points per game in 2016). The Spartans methodical run game giving the men in black a strong advantage in time of possession.

Defeating Adelaide University gave the Spartans their first winning season in some years, will they carry that momentum into the finals?

After an overtime loss in last season semifinal, can the Spartans get over the line against the Chiefs for their first Great Southern Bowl appearance?

Let’s find out Saturday 10th,07:30 at Norwood Oval.


Win and in

Chiefs 34 – Oilers 0


Team T Outcome
Oilers 0 Loss
Chiefs 34 Win

After the Spartans and Eagles were both victorious the week previous, the Chiefs had to win to ensure a trip to the tournament, against an Oilers side whom are better than their record indicates.

The Oilers kept it close (14-0 at the major break) before the Chiefs found another gear, cruising to a 34-0 victory and ending the Eagles season.

The Chiefs now face a major test, against a physical Spartans side whom defeated them 29-20 two weeks earlier, with a trip to The Great Southern Bowl on the line. Looking forward to this one, Saturday 10th, 07:30, Norwood Oval.



Eagles 38 – 28 Hogs


Team 1 2 3 4 T Outcome
Eagles 7 7 13 11 38 Win
Hogs 7 13 0 8 28 Loss

Resting several key starters on both sides of the ball, how would the Hogs respond to an energized UniSA squad more than likely playing their last game of the season?

UniSA opening strong scoring on their first possession, building a 14-7 lead midway through the second. Both Wyten and Welbourn threw early and often, trading touchdown passes, with a Knight TD giving the Hogs a 20-14 lead at the major break.

The Eagles stormed home off the back of special teams’ miscues (giving them excellent field position), scoring 24 unanswered points. While the hogs continued to move the ball, the second half belonged to the Eagles, their finals hope now resting in the hands of South City and the Oilers.


EAGLES: Wyten 2 passing, 1 rushing. Naulty 2 rushing. Draper 2 receiving.
HOGS: Welbourn 2 passing. Yun 1 rushing. Dawson 1 receiving. Knight 1 receiving. Kulumbu 1 rushing.



Back to the dance

Spartans 29 – Chiefs 20


Team 1 2 3 T Outcome
Chiefs 0 6 8 20 Loss
Spartans 7 8 0 29 Win

The big question heading into this week 12 clash, would the Chiefs be able to respond (physically) after being forced to forfeit a week earlier?

With the Spartans looking to secure a second consecutive finals berth we saw a physical run first attack versus an athletic aerial attack, and whist Caputo threw three scores, the physical nature of the grinding Spartans attack wore down and undermanned South City squad.

The win moves the Spartans above .500 and into the finals, with the Chiefs now being forced into a ‘win and in’ situation next week. We imagine the Eagles will be wearing Oilers blue all week.


SPARTANS: Van Pamelen 1 passing, 1 rushing. Volar 1 receiving. Nassaris 2 rushing.
CHIEFS: Caputo 3 passing. Bartlett 1 receiving. Meyers 2 receiving.



2016 Weeks 7 – 11 Statistics and leaderboard

We’re getting to the business end of the season, who’s a contender and who’s a pretender. Remember the stats don’t lie!

Can the Oilers change the fortunes of the Chiefs and Eagles? See you Saturday at Norwood from 13:00 to find out.

2016 Week 11 stats and leaderboard


Purple reign

Eagles 46 – 28 Oilers 


Team 1 2 3 4 T Outcome
Eagles 0 14 19 13 46 Win
Oilers 0 6 14 8 28 Loss

The Eagles not only need to win, but it’s a possibility they need to accumulate points to ensure they win the possible looming tie breaker with the Spartans. Their Offence answered the call, but will the 28 points against come back to haunt them?

The Oilers opened strong behind the steadily improving Tedmanson, but failed to capitalise on early redzone entries, giving UniSA a slight advantage heading into the half.

The Wyten led Eagles scored often and early in the third, before a spirited comeback effort from the Oilers. Tedmanson accounted for 4 scores, but the Eagles huge third quarter proved too difficult for the Oilers to overcome.


EAGLES: Wyten 2 passing,1 rushing. Crummey 1 passing. Naulty 3 rushing. Draper 1 receiving. McEntee 1 receiving. Gavros 1 receiving.
OILERS: Tedmanson 3 passing, 1 rushing. Smith 1 receiving. Caire 1 receiving. Eves 1 receiving.