There were some pretty smiley faces around the Clubrooms Saturday afternoon with the Stag Trophy coming back to Collins Road as a result of our Premiers giving Hamilton Old Boys a 38-10 tune up. Given previous results, we should have won this game but it doesn’t always work out like that. However on Saturday, it was fair to say we looked the better team. You can’t beat speed on a hard track and these days Melville has plenty of that and coupled with some hard working forwards we looked a pretty good unit. The rules of the Stag Trophy mean we have to defend it when playing at home against other Hamilton teams. By my calculations this means we have to defend it against Tech on Saturday, Hamilton Old Boys and Marist later in the round, before we can be deemed the season winners. It is not played for in semi finals or finals. The Development team returned to their winning ways with a good 32-10 over Old Boys while the U85’s had a bye as did the Presidents.