Gridiron Down Under

The 2018 Men’s GV Playoff Picture

A year on and the GV Men’s league has a starkly different playoff picture. With a final 8 system, and a regular season schedule that see’s Clubs play 10 of the 12 opposition Clubs, figuring out the playoff picture takes a lot more mental arithmetic than it has the last couple...

GV 2018 Week 11 Review (Week 12 Preview)

With just 2 weeks remaining, some teams still find themselves with a shot at making the playoffs. This week see’s the top 2 sides face off in what will be an epic battle. Rangers Don’t Give A Bucc. Croydon Rangers 39 Defeated Geelong Buccaneers 0 In what I thought was...

GV Power Rankings Week 11.

Western Crusaders 1 ⇔ 1 The game that coach Craig Wilson has been waiting for. Was sighted (by me) watching the Royals in preparation for this huge, HUGE game. Did I mention how huge it is? Melbourne University Royals 2 ⇔ 2 Won’t be happy they were scored on by a former Div...

GV 2018 Week 10 Review (Week 11 Preview)

Fish On Barbarian Menu. Monash Barbarians 42 Defeated Peninsula Sharks 0 The positive in this game was the fact the Sharks were able to move the ball downfield. Just the lack of experience again having a huge factor. The Sharks have allowed over 40 points in all of the games. The...

GV Power Rankings Week 10.

Western Crusaders 1 ⇔ 1 Their opponent Forfeited this week but there was no way they were going to drop, barring a disaster. Melbourne University Royals 2 ⇔ 2 They finally get to play next game. Monash Warriors 3 ⇔ 3 The week off sees them remain in 3rd. Croydon Rangers 4 ⇔ 4...

GV 2018 Week 9 Review (Week 10 Preview)

Predators Do What’s Needed. South Eastern Predators 35 Defeated Ballarat Falcons 6 In a game that could have been a blowout early, the Falcons didn’t allow that to happen with a half time score of 21-6. Both sides were low on numbers on this day so it was survival of...

GV Power Rankings Week 9.

Photo thanks to Mozzed Video & Photography Western Crusaders 1 ⇔ 1 If not for a few plays busting open, the scoreline wouldn’t have been so flattering. Won’t move from here until beaten.   Melbourne University Royals 2 ⇔ 2 2 byes in a row won’t see them...

GV 2018 Week 8 Review (Week 9 Preview)

Dominant Era Ends In Monash. Melbourne University Royals 26 Defeated Monash Warriors 0 The tide has finally turned and the Warriors are no longer the feared powerhouse of Gridiron Victoria. As they say “All good things must come to an end”. It’s not all doom and...

GV Power Rankings Week 8.

Western Crusaders 1 ⇔ 1 I was ready to move them down a spot when the Royals shut out the Warriors for the first time, then Sunday came and a 42-0 victory over the Predators shot that thinking down. Maybe not a physical team like the Royals but their skills are amazing thanks to...

GV 2018 Week 7 Review (Week 8 Preview)

Warriors No Worries. Monash Warriors 22 Defeated Croydon Rangers 7 A freezing cold and windy wintry day greeted these two rivals. Unfortunately it’s now meant to be Spring and sleet, hail and even snow weren’t part of the deal. The Warriors were first to kick off the...