Rob’s been placed at the mercy of Virgin Media internet so we’ve let Nick loose on this week’s Good Week/Bad Week… what could go wrong, right?
- Conference Champs! We’re getting to that point of the year where postseason berths are being locked up and crowns are being awarded! Portsmouth Destroyers, Cardiff Cobras, Leeds Gryphons, Leicester Longhorns and the Canterbury Chargers have now all locked up their respective conference #1 spots!
- Clutch winners – Glasgow Tigers, Brunel Burners, UCLan Rams all found ways to win when they needed it most and have each put themselves in positions where they control their own fate in the promotion/crown/postseason stakes!
- ARU Rhinos – Look good, play good. And those new ARU Jerseys must clearly be things of beauty because the Rhinos have turned their season around since the arrival of their new togs. From two early season smackdowns, they’ve now put themselves in a position to compete for the postseason!
Ahead of Christmas it looked like the once mighty Bullets were set for ignominious relegation to the basement tier after going winless and near scoreless in their early-season match ups. However, since the mid-season break Head Coach Dan Maher has done a great job luring some disillusioned Bullets vets back onto the roster and developing their raw talent. They always had a big roster, they’re slowly developing a talented one too – and while playoffs are more than likely out of reach they’re certainly not looking like they’re about to be playing Div Two ball any time soon.
Even at this level of balling you just don’t see stuff like this – the Immortals turned around from being shut out 6-0 by the Cambridge Pythons only a fortnight ago, to blowing the Pythons off the pitch to the tune of 46 to 0. They’ll still need some help from elsewhere if they want to snatch the conference title, and we’re hearing the Kent-RHUL game may have been declared a double header meaning this conference could be coming right down to the wire!
We mentioned them above, but they’re worthy of a spot of their own. They’ve pretty much stayed off everyone’s radar all season long after taking a loss at the hands of the Lincoln Colonials in Week Two and barely scraping past the Hawks in Week Three0. However, the Longhorns put together a steadily improving season while no one was watching, and with absolutely no fanfare at all put themselves in a position to play for the Conference Crown on Sunday. Their D stepped up and shot down the Jets offence that had gone rusty over the break… and now our Power Rankings are in an absolute state!