Croydon Rangers Seniors

2016 Men’s Season

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The 2016 Gridiron Victoria Men’s season is in the bag!

The club hosted 5 games at Ranger Field with a 4-1 record.

The full 2016 Gridiron Victoria Senior Men’s Fixture is available on the GV Website.

2016 Senior Men’s Fixture

# When vs Host
1 Sat June 18 Crusaders L 48-27 RANGER FIELD
2 Sat June 25 Royals W 14-0 Predators
3 Sat July 2 Predators W 38-0 RANGER FIELD
4 July 9-10 BYE BYE BYE
5 Sat July 16 Buccaneers W 26-20 RANGER FIELD
6 Sun July 24 Warriors W 21-14 RANGER FIELD
7 Sun July 31 Miners W 54-0 Miners
8 Sun Aug 7 Crusaders L 44-26 Crusaders
9 Sun Aug 14 Royals D 20-20 Royals
10 Sat Aug 20 Predators W 34-14 RANGER FIELD
11 Sept 3-4 BYE BYE BYE
12 Sat Sept 10 Buccaneers L 14-13 Buccaneers
13 Sat Sept 17 Warriors Loss Monash
14 Sat Sept 24 Miners  W 20-0 Miners

Semi finals Saturday 8th October

Rangers vs Crusaders 11am

Heatherbrae Reserve, Officer (Silverbacks ground)

2016 Gridiron Victoria VIC BOWL – Sunday 16th October

Lakeside Stadium Albert Park


Rangers win 4 straight with week 5 victory over the Warriors

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Rangers win 4 straight defeating the Warriors

The Croydon Rangers have won 4 in a row, vanquishing their arch nemesis Monash Warriors 21-14 at home in a replay of their Vic Bowl showdown last year.

In the opening offensive play barely 10 seconds into the match, quarterback Jamie Stafford hit rookie Johnny “Football” Tanuvasa over the middle who raced 56 yards for the touchdown and an early 7-0 lead.

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Successive victories as the Rangers win big at home in week 3

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Rangers win big week 3 vs Predators

The Croydon Rangers have strung together successive victories with a comprehensive 38-0 win at home Saturday against the South Eastern Predators.

In front of a huge crowd at Springfield Reserve Croydon it was another stellar defensive performance with their 2nd straight shutout to go with the victories.

The defense managed four takeaways on home soil as the secondary wreaked havoc on the Predators passing game. Tyson Burgess, back from a year long stint on the sideline with a knee injury proved why he has been selected for Australia with a pair of interceptions. He captured his 2nd late in the 3rd quarter and returned it 2 yards for a touchdown to effectively ice the game. Brock Wellington and Cody Austin would also have an interception whilst Jaye Anderson, Nate Rhoades and Tom Kinloch had a sack each.

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Rangers bounce back with week 2 win and defensive shutout

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The Croydon Rangers have bounced back in week 2 with a sold win 14-0 over the Melbourne Uni Royals.

Keen to avenge their opening round loss and with several ex team mates on the other side the ball the Rangers burst out of the blocks early.

Rangers get the win

The defense were outstanding for four quarters, pitching a shut out and making several big plays throughout the game.

Liam Fordham was instrumental at free safety with 2 interceptions and a pair of tackles. Captain Mark Doyle lead the defensive effort with 4.5 tackles whilst Tyson Burgess also had an interception and 3 tackles whilst shutting down explosive (and former Ranger) receivers all day. Jaye Anderson had the lone sack for Croydon to go with 3.5 tackles.

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Rangers begin championship defense with loss to the Crusaders

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QB Jamie Stafford rushes against the Cru

The Croydon Rangers began their championship defense with a disappointing loss, 48-27 to the Western Crusaders at home.

Last year the Crusaders got the better of both their regular season meetings and the champs were keen to flip the script.

Always a tight, bruising battle the teams traded touchdowns on three successive series to see the visitors lead 14-7 at qtr time.

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