Mitchell Jarvis ran on for his 150th First Grade game for Blacktown Rugby Union Football Club (BRUFC) last Saturday against Canterbury Rugby Union Club at Wills Ground in Earlwood. This is an achievement that only twelve other players have accomplished in the Club’s 38-year history. Two of those being Mitchell’s father, Mark Jarvis (171 First Grade Games) and older brother, Shane (167 First Grade Games).
Mitchell joined the Warriors in 2004 and has had a fine career with the Club. He has played 188 Club games overall and in 2012 and 2015 he was awarded with the First Grade Player of the Year award.
BRUFC Club Coach, Paul Orland said the Club takes their milestones very seriously.
“Mitchell has been a great player for Blacktown and has well-deserved this prestigious milestone,” Paul said.
The Warriors had an excellent start to the 2016 regular season, with all three grades walking away from Canterbury’s home ground undefeated.
First grade had an outstanding 54-19 win with all tries scored in the backs, three by Fijian- born BRUFC debutant Maciu Kubunameca in a man of the match performance. First Grade captain Ian Schein had a solid game, and five-eighth Cameron Crowe didn’t miss a goal to secure the extra points in the classy win.
Newly-appointed Second Grade captain, Jose Ferreira led his team to a gutsy victory over the “black & blues” with a 28-12 score line. The Warriors Seconds looked good in the hit out with inside centre Abner Leauma securing the Players’ Player Cup.
It was a tough battle for the BRUFC Third Grade side ending in a drawn result. With tries scored by Wayne John, Richard Kalolo, and captain Damien Mahony, the team did well to hold on for the even score.
“We can be very happy with how we all played today, there is a lot to take away and work on at training, but the Warriors will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in 2016,” Paul Orland affirmed.
BRUFC will take on Sydney Irish next Saturday in their first home game of the season at Alwyn Lindfield Reserve, Glenwood. The Club is looking to have four grades on display from midday and encourage anyone interested in playing or simply supporting to come along.