'On This Day' - Rugby in Isolation - Week 1
Updated: Apr 5
We needed to replace a TV about a week ago, and I had a basic Full HD (1080p) TV picked out. Due to a couple of reasons, including the stand being too wide for the existing TV cabinet, I ended up blowing the budget on a larger 4K Ultra HD TV.
Link to Youtube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7zqYHDeXnErAnesjmN8RHg
I was so impressed with the picture quality, I immediately started looking at producing some 4K content of my own. Which tied in nicely with the 'On This Day' rugby flashback series I started doing on Instagram, due to the lack of live rugby
So, below are some 4K Youtube videos. Nothing fancy, just high-res still slideshows. (check the Youtube playback quality setting - these are best watched at 4K)
On This Day: 24th March 2018 - Bond Uni v Wests (Qld Premier Rugby) ⠀⠀⠀⠀
Notable things from this game (from dodgy memory):
Game was played at Nerang Bulls home ground on the Gold Coast, due to work on Bond Uni's new clubhouse
Very soggy conditions
Bond got out to a good 1st half lead, but Wests came home strong to win
It was Jordan's Petaia's Premier Rugby debut fresh out of High School. I think he only played one or two more games before making his QLD Reds debut
2nd Grade had a notable an old school 'stink'
On This Day: 25th March 2017 - Bond Uni v GPS (Qld Premier Rugby)
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GPS were too strong winning 50 - 7, with Joel Brown scoring Bond's only try, and Feleti Kaitu'u and James Herbert scoring doubles for GPS
GPS went on to make the Grand Final that year, narrowly losing to UQ 5 Yellow cards handed out
Quite a few Super Rugby and Representative players on show: Alex Mafi (Reds), Cadeyrn Neville (Rebels/Reds/Brumbies), Vitori Buatava (Fiji), Feleti Kaitu'u (Western Force), AJ Alatimu (Samoa)
On This Day: 27th March 2016 - Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs (Super Rugby)
NSW took a narrow half-time lead via 2 Israel Folau tries. The Reds sole try was a penalty try.
No tries in the 2nd Half, with Waratahs winning 15 - 13
Although 'only' 4 years ago, teams are vastly different, with more than half the players no longer playing rugby in Australia (disregarding present circumstances) Just some of the names gone: Fainga'a twins, Liam Gill, Greg Holmes, Bernard Foley, Dean Mumm, Dave Dennis, Nick Phipps
In the curtain raiser, Western Sydney defeated Brisbane in the U17 Junior Gold Cup Final, with Esei Ha'angana (Rebels & Wallaby U20s) captaining the Sydney side
Bonus Sunrise Timelapse
Crescent Moon rise plus Sunrise from Evandale parklands, on the day after Equinox