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'On This Day' - Rugby in Isolation - Week 1

Updated: Apr 5, 2020

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.

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)

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Another QLD Premier Rugby game.

  • 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


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