15 Residential College Trinity’s rugby team produced one of the greatest winning margins in recent history by defeating Ormond 46–10. The victory continues a fierce rivalry that is believed to have begun in 1931 when Francis Denys Cumbrae-Stewart (TC 1926) established the Cumbrae-Stewart Cup at the University. Despite a host of injuries pre-season, the season began with eight freshers being welcomed to the team, as well as several senior players undeterred from narrowly missing out on selection in previous years. The former captaining duo of Andrew Roche (TC 2013) and David Dixon (TC 2014) returned to coach the team and give some much-needed guidance. Although the 46–10 score appears one-sided, it was a tough and fierce contest, and the Ormond players made us work hard for the victory. Stefan Geleta won Trinity’s best player in an emotional farewell from College rugby, while the referee awarded Vice-Captain Neerim Callope best on ground. It was also exciting for Trinity to field a women’s touch rugby team for the first time and begin a fantastic relationship between the two Trinity sides. Trinity’s women’s Aussie Rules Football team cemented their status as the dominant side in the inter-collegiate competition by winning back- to-back premierships for the first time. Captain Marli Mathewson reports. We trained hard and Trinity played tough throughout the season. In an early game, a sassy Trinity ruck coined the phrase, ‘See ya later’, after knocking down an opposition player and it quickly became the team motto. After cleaning up Newman in the semi- final, we faced Ormond in the grand final. Tensions were high because in many sports this year, including hockey, soccer and rowing, Trinity had narrowly lost to Ormond. Before the game it began to rain and hail, but this only fired us up. We played brilliantly; several team members were VFL players who could kick goals from the fifty. Although a tough game early on, we soon got on top, easily taking out the premiership. Women say ‘see ya later’ to football opposition Netball has become one of Trinity’s strongest sports, with the 1sts winning the 2015 and 2016 premierships.Captain Georgia Smith revisits the 2017 season and one of the closest premiership finals in the competition’s history. To start the season, our confidence was slightly shaken by the departure of Em Cameron (TC 2014) and Bronte Douglas-Scarfe (TC 2015), and a re-occurring injury to goal shooter Xenia Brookes early in the season. Fortunately, we gained new strengths with the team debuts of Lily Vagnarelli, Ruby Meredith and Claudia Martin. We finished the season strongly and managed to scrape into the finals in fourth place, where met Newman and beat them comfortably. For the third year in a row we faced St Hilda’s in the final. We started the game strongly and maintained a three-goal lead throughout the first three quarters. St Hilda’s fought back in the final quarter with an impressive turnover to make scores even at full time, forcing us into extra time. St Hilda’s turned the ball over early in the deciding stage of the game for a three- goal lead. Despite fighting hard, our energy was spent and we were unable to level the game, losing by three goals. We were devastated, but the loss has only sparked our drive for next year. SPORTS REPORT Netball 1sts go down fighting Trinity takes rugby crown with crushing win Star goal shooter Xenia Brookes out-jumps her St Hilda’s opponent to win the ball. The women’s footy team celebrate back-to-back victories. The Trinity men’s rugby team extend their unbeaten run to four years over Ormond. BY GEORGIA SMITH BY MARLI MATHEWSON BY LACHIE HAIG