Mount Pritchard Mounties

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Club information
Full nameMt Pritchard Mounties Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s)Mounties
Colours     Yellow
     Black
Founded1927
Current details
Ground(s)
CoachPeter Marrapodi [1]
CompetitionNSW Cup
Ron Massey Cup
Parramatta Junior Rugby League
Jersey Flegg Cup
NSWRL Women's Premiership

The Mount Pritchard Mounties Rugby League Football Club (sponsored by Mounties Group) is an Australian rugby league football club based in Mount Pritchard, New South Wales formed in 1927. They currently play in the NSW Cup, Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield.[2] Mounties are the current feeder club side for The Canberra Raiders.[3]

2015[edit]

In 2015, Mounties defeated The Asquith Magpies to win The Ron Massey Cup 30-14. [4]

2016[edit]

Mounties achieved a rare feet in 2016 by having all 3 grades NSW Cup, Ron Massey Cup and The Sydney Shield finish first in the regular season and win the minor premiership. Not since 1985 has a club had all 3 grades claim the minor premiership in the same year. The last team to do so before this was The St George Dragons. Mounties also finished the season with all 3 grades making the grand final. The Sydney shield side was defeated by East-Campbelltown, The Ron Massey Cup side won against St Mary's Saints and Illawarra Cutters defeated Mounties in the NSW Cup grand final. [5] [6] [7]

2017[edit]

Mounties finished 5th in The Intrust Super Premiership NSW season. On 3 September 2017, Mounties faced off against Illawarra in the elimination final which was a rematch from last years Grand Final. Mounties went on to be defeated by Illawarra 30-26 and were eliminated.[8] On 24 September 2017, The Sydney Shield side made it to the grand final against St Mary's but lost the match 34-20.[9] On 24 October 2017, coach Steve Antonelli announced he was leaving the club after five years in charge to join Canterbury as assistant coach to Dean Pay.[10] On 5 December 2017, Mounties announced that Ryan Carr would be new head coach of The Intrust Super Premiership NSW side for The 2018 season.[11]

Jeff Lynch playing for the Mount Pritchard Mounties

2018[edit]

Mounties qualified for the 2018 Intrust Super Premiership NSW finals series finishing 6th on the table. Mounties progressed the second week on the final series where they were defeated 34-16 by Newtown ending their season.[12] The Mounties Ron Massey Cup team also made it to the second week of the finals series but were defeated 20-14 by the Concord-Glebe Wolves.[13]

Notable NRL Juniors[edit]

Honours[edit]

2015, 2016
2015, 2016
2014
2016, 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www..com.au/news/2018/11/08/raiders-restructure-coaching-and-high-performance-departments/
  2. ^ "History of the Club in Mount Pritchard and Liverpool". Mounties Group.
  3. ^ "Mounties draw released". Canberra Raiders. 15 December 2015.
  4. ^ Media, NRL Digital. "Grand Final Highlights: Mounties v Asquith". nswrl.com.au. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Mounties achieve triple feat". nrl.com. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  6. ^ Helmers, Caden (24 September 2016). "NSW Cup: Grand final day a year in the making for Mounties coach Steve Antonelli". Retrieved 29 August 2017 – via The Sydney Morning Herald.
  7. ^ "Mounties aiming high". dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/09/03/report_mounties_v_il.html
  9. ^ http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/09/24/report_sydney_shield.html
  10. ^ http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/10/24/antonelli_georgallis.html
  11. ^ http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/12/05/ryan_carr_named_moun.html
  12. ^ https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/09/082/jets-thump-mounties-to-book-panthers-showdown/
  13. ^ http://live.nswrl.com.au/comp/0e40227df540a6714

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