Barbarians end season with heads held high.

This week the Monash Barbarians lined up against a tough Melbourne Uni Royals teams who had only lost one Division 2 game all season. They played for the State title, the Div 2 Vicbowl.
The Barbarians played an outstanding game , holding the much vaunted passing attack of the Royals to just 2 scores in the first half of play. The Royals stacked the box and forced the Barbs to pass, something they had not done all year. On this ground on this day, Keiren Dwyer, the Barbarian quarterback let fly. Back in the shotgun he let loose ball after ball to his receivers, moving up and down the field. After one score , three other balls were dropped in the endzone. The game could have gone either way. The Barbs Defense shut down the Royals in the second half and had the run of the play. In the last 2 minutes the Royals held at the 3 yard line to deprive the Barbs of the tying score and a chance to bring home the title. A season that started 0 and 5 had been turned around by the will and determination of the Barbarian players and showed that they are true Champions.

Warriors & Barbarians make the “Big Show”

In a massive weekend for the club, both the Barbarian and the Warrior Teams had wins to advance them to their respective Vicbowl Games this Sunday.
The Barbarains defeated the Northern Raiders 12-6 in the 4th overtime period after the score was 0-0 at the end of regulation.
In the 2nd overtime the Raiders scored on a run, and then it was up to the Barbarians to score and equalise (NCAA tied game rules). Then TE Pat Mould scored a touchdown pass to equalise, continuing the deadlock. In the 4th overtime, Barbarian WR Sean O’Kane caught a touchdown pass from QB Kieren Dwyer to break the tie and send the Barbarians through to the Div 2 Vic-bowl. Running Backs James Pho and Tim Ransfield had magnificent ground gains throughout the game and in OT to set these scores up.
The Warriors defeated the Western Cursaders 34-6. A stand-out game from the Warriors front seven on defense ensured a defensive shut-out with the Crusaders score coming from a QB fumble.
This sunday both teams will be contesting for the 2013 championship – Come down and support your club!

Warriors & Barbarians off to the Playoffs

The Warriors secured 2nd spot in Division 1 and will host the Western Crusaders next Sunday 19th August at a Venue yet to be determined.

The win not only secured 2nd spot for the Warriors, but also secured 2nd spot for the Barbarians in Division 2.

The Barbarians will also play next Sunday in the early game against the reigning champion Northern Raiders.

Get down and support the Warriors & Barbarians, as they look to create history as the first club to have both teams in the Division 1 & Division 2 Vicbowls.