2017 Season – Playoffs 2

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Dec 092017
 
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The #1 ranked West Sydney Pirates team take on the #4 ranked Northern Sydney Rebels in Week 2 of the 2017 Playoffs.

Due for a 7.00pm kickoff but the start was been delayed due to earlier games going into Overtime.

The Rebels scored on the opening kickoff but failed to convert so led 6-0 at the end of the 1st Quarter. An interception taken by the Pirates from their own 5 yard line was returned the length of the field but the conversion was also missed.

Early in the 2nd Quarter and the scores are locked at 6-6. A tough 2nd Quarter with both teams scoring an unconverted TD. Scores were locked at the half 12-12. A scoreless 3rd Quarter. Scores were still locked at 12-12.

A David Ward to Mitch Hunt TD Pass in the 4th Quarter proved to be the difference.

The Pirates are in to the 2017 Waratah Bowl after defeating the Northern Sydney Rebels by 18-12.

The Sydney University Lions await.

2017 Season – Week 11

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Nov 182017
 
North Western Predators

Our Colts had a bye in the final week of the season but our Div 1 had a match up with an under strength and courageous North Western Predators team at Lidcombe Oval.
End of a quick 1st Quarter (it’s was a running clock) and the Pirates lead the Predators 7-0. Halftime at Lidcombe Oval, and to the accompaniment of jubilant Tongan Rugby League fans outside the ground, the Pirates lead the Predators 13-0. End of the 3rd Quarter and the clock is running. Pirates lead 20-0.

Final score Pirates 34 – Predators 0

Pirates finish the Regular Season undefeated and with the #1 seed into the Playoffs.

A big shout out to the North Western Predators who came into this game missing a large number of players. Other teams may have forfeited but not the Predators. They played with heart from start to finish. Thank you and well done.

2017 Season – Week 9

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Nov 042017
 

We regret to announce that tonight’s Division 1 game between the West Sydney Pirates and the Newcastle Kings has been canceled. Unfortunately the Kings have been forced to forfeit the game due to a lack of player availability. The other games scheduled for Craik Park will proceed as scheduled.

Another unfortunate event is our Colts went down to the Central West Giants 22-0.

2017 Season – Week 7

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Oct 222017
 
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The Pirates are taking on the UNSW Raiders. Our Colts team ended up with an 8-8 all draw and move to 2-2-1 on the season and 5th place.

In the Div 1 game it was a defensive battle in the first quarter with the only scoring being a Safety to the Raiders. At the end of the 1st Quarter the Pirates trail 2-0.

A little bit of fireworks in the second period with the teams trading converted Touchdowns but at halftime the Raiders still hold their 2 point lead. Pirates trail 9-7. End of the 3rd Quarter and the scores have been evenly paced again. The Pirates still trail at the end of 3 by 16-14.

An amazing final period with the Pirates making a crucial 4th Down stop on their own goal-line followed by a 86 yard drive for a score. Final score, Pirates defeat the UNSW Raiders 22-16 to remain undefeated on the season. Pirates move to 6-0 and 1st place.

2017 Season – Week 5

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Oct 092017
 
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Cool conditions in Wollongong where the Pirates took on the Sutherland Seahawks. The Pirates scored early but the Seahawks responded with a long drive of their own.
At the end of the 1st Quarter the Pirates lead it 14-8. An uninspiring 2nd Quarter and the Pirates extended their lead to 27-14. It’s a night for both Offenses. Pirates lead 47-20 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.
Some good things, some things to work on but another “W” all the same.
The Pirates remain undefeated with a 59-28 win over the Seahawks.

In the Colts Division an under-manned Pirates’ team went down to the reigning Champion Sutherland Seahawks by a score of 38-20.

2017 Season – Week 4

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Sep 252017
 
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The Pirates Colts are taking on the League-leading Sydney University Cubs in Week 4 of the 2017 competition.
It was a tough start with the Pirates trailing the Cubs 22-6 at halftime.
The West Sydney Pirates’ Colts have had a tough day out falling to the Sydney University Cubs by 36-12.

In Division 1 action the Pirates face the Sydney University Lions in a rematch of last year’s Waratah Bowl.
The Pirates scored early after a long run by Ray Saipele and took a 6-0 lead.
The Lions hit back with a converted TD to lead 7-6 at the end of the 1st Quarter.

A defensive dogfight in the 2nd Quarter with no addition to the score. It was an exciting game but both teams will be regretting missed opportunities.
At the half it’s Lions 7 – Pirates 6

An exciting 3rd Quarter with the Pirates taking the ascendancy. At the end of the period the Pirates are ahead by 18-7.

A tough, tough game of football. Injuries to both sides but neither team gave an inch.
Final score Pirates 18 – Lions 7.
The Pirates move on to a 3-0 record.

2017 Season – Week 3

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Sep 162017
 
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The Pirates’ Colts are playing their season opener at Craik Park against the Nepean Ducks. It’s been a good opening to the season with the Pirates leading 28-0 at halftime. Full time in the season opener and the Pirates’ Colts have defeated the Nepean Ducks 36-0.

It’s a real battle at Craik Park. The Nepean Ducks scored first to take 6-0 lead in the 2nd Quarter but a 95 yard drive capped by a David Ward to Manzil Stone TD pass and a 2 Point conversion on the last play of the half sees the Pirates lead 8-6. Scores on the ground and in the air see the Pirates move further ahead. At the end of the Quarter the Pirates lead 23-6. Full time at Craik Park and with no addition to the scoreboard the Pirates run out winners by 23-6 to move to 2-0 for the season. A better effort all ’round in the 3rd Quarter.

2017 Season – Week 2

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Sep 092017
 
Central Coast Sharks

Our Colts had another bye, but our Div 1 team played the Central Coast Sharks at home, at Craik Park. It was a cold, clear night and Pirates had the lead 13-0 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Half-time at a chilly Craik Park and the Pirates lead the Central Coast Sharks by 20-0. A lacklustre 2nd Half but the Pirates run out winners over a courageous Central Coast Sharks team by 26-6.

2017 Season Start

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Aug 312017
 

As the 2017 pre-season draws to a close, the West Sydney Pirates’ teams are excited for the 2017 season to begin. The full 2017 schedule can be found at 2017 Div 1 Schedule and 2017 Colts Schedule which will be filled out soon as there have been changes due to a late withdrawal by the Panthers.
We hope to see you out supporting the teams.

2016 Season – Week 6

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Oct 092016
 
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The Pirates’ winning ways continued in Week 6 against local rivals, the Nepean Ducks. The score lines perhaps flattered the Pirates and credit must be given to the Ducks for their spirit and determination.

The Pirates’ Colts started well and had a particularly good First Half. The Second Half was more of an arm-wrestle but the Pirates still ran out winners by 38-6.

The older counterparts didn’t have it all their own way in the Division 1 game either. Despite holding a 31-14 lead at the halftime break, it was more of a struggle later in the game with the scoring by both teams quite limited. The Pirates stumbled at times but still came away with the win by 44-14.

The season is starting to get tougher and both teams will have to be at their best as they head towards Playoff time.