2018 Season Wrap Up

2018 Season Wrap Up

The 2018 season has drawn to a close, and what a year it has been to be a Viking. All 6 Grades progressed to the Grand Final, with 3 Grades, 1st Grade, Colts and the ViQueens winning their respective divisions.

It all started with a hugely successful Preseason tour of Singapore, which saw a select group of players journey to the city state for 10 days. This tour allowed the playing group to create the culture that saw them go all the way in 2018 and fast tracked new Coaching Director Nick Scrivener’s plans.

As a Club, the Vikings won 75 of their 97 games played in 2018, amassing 3986 points for and 1466 against, a differential of +2520.

The Vikings won the Turner Cup Club Championship, which is awarded to the most successful Club in the ACT for the 5th year in a row. It is the 8th time the Club has won the award in the last 10 years.

34 Vikings players were selected for representative teams ranging from ACT based selection to Australian selection.

Brendon Taueki was awarded the highest try scorer in the John I Dent Cup, while Peter Chapman collected the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Macdougall Medal night – proving that the Club is in capable hands on and off the field.

The Vikings Rugby Committee and full-time staff have jointly achieved significant operational milestones in 2018 – if not for their efforts, the success on field wouldn’t have been possible.

On behalf of the entire Vikings family, we would like to thank all of our sponsors and partners in 2018. Your continuous support of our Rugby program allows us to achieve exceptional things on and off the field – without your help, none of our success would be possible. We hope you have enjoyed your time as a Viking this year and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

You can find the stats for each team below:

1st Division 2nd Grade (4th Grade)

Position: Runner Up

Win/Loss/Draw: 11/5

For/Against/Points Difference: 563/297/+266

Highest Winning Margin: Round 5 vs ADFA – 73-0

Number of Players who playing 4th Grade in 2018: 33

Award Winners

Coaches Award: Joel Morris

Player’s Player: Grant ‘Manteena’ Lukins

Best & Fairest: Beau Mokotupu

 

1st Division 1st Grade (3rd Grade)

Position: Runner Up

Win/Loss/Draw: 12/3/2

For/Against/Points Difference: 706/273/+433

Highest Winning Margin: Round 15 vs Wests – 83-7

Number of Players who playing 3rd Grade in 2018: 47

Award Winners

Coaches Award: Steven Niovanni

Player’s Player: Junior Sotogi & Matt Wafer

Best & Fairest: Dan Uilelea

 

ViQueens

Position: Premiers

Win/Loss/Draw: 14/0

For/Against/Points Difference: 800/50/+750

Highest Winning Margin: Round 2 vs Gungahlin Eagles – 116-0

Number of Players who playing for the ViQueens in 2018: 27

Award Winners

Coaches Award: Remi Wilton

Player’s Player: Emily Sogal

Best & Fairest: Tayla Stanford

 

Premier Division Colts

Position: Premiers

Win/Loss/Draw: 15/0/1

For/Against/Points Difference: 646/201/+445

Highest Winning Margin: Round 15 vs Wests – 69-0

Number of Players who playing Colts in 2018: 30

Award Winners

Coaches Award: Angus Burns

Player’s Player: Billy Carberry

Best & Fairest: Seamus Smith

 

Premier Division 2nd Grade

Position: Runner Up

Win/Loss/Draw: 11/6

For/Against/Points Difference: 629/307/+322

Highest Winning Margin: Round 15 vs Wests – 71-14

Number of Players who playing 2nd Grade in 2018: 49

Award Winners

Coaches Award: Sam Gunning

Player’s Player: Rhys Griffiths

Best & Fairest: Richard Joyes

 

Premier Division 1st Grade

Position: Premiers

Win/Loss/Draw: 12/4/1

For/Against/Points Difference: 642/328/+314

Highest Winning Margin: Preliminary Final vs Gungahlin Eagles – 58-7

Number of Players who playing 1st Grade in 2018: 37

Award Winners

Coaches Award: Jordan Jackson-Hope

Player’s Player: Michael Oakman-Hunt

Best & Fairest: Brendon Taueki