Fun times and BIG bragging rights.
On Thursday 27th August McGregor and Wallace went head to head in the annual clan rugby match. There were some big build ups a couple of days before the match when Daine Lowery and Henry Sullivan both decided they would partake in the forwards as open side flankers. About time they moved out of the cotton wool back line and actually did something this season. The game kicked off at 4:00 where there was plenty of daylight for Arthur Burdon to try his luck in the 10 jersey,swiftly after kick off Arthur launched a magnificent high bomb from inside the oppositions 22 (and with unmarked men outside him) which was caught in goal and scored by photographer turned centre Joe Allison. T’was a bonny start for the confident McGregor side.
That was McGregor's only highlight of the game which was probably still the best thing that’s happened to Arthur Burdon's rugby career to date. Other boys were playing all out of position and enjoyed trying their hand in different positions. It wasn’t long after that when Wallace soon got into gear and scored some great tries from some brilliant running rugby. Rory and Joshua Timu were both to cross the chalk and dot down although today neither of them captained the side as Wallace was captained by another photographer turned bench warmer George Heard. Satoshi Kono, the Japanese import was then put to good use as he raced away and scored a great try under the posts. Other tries were scored and big plays made in the game but today Rugby was the real winner as the game was played in good spirits and a lot of fun was had by all. For some this will be the last time they will ever play on the Factory.
By Arthur Burdon and Oscar Engelbrecht