It's all bleak for rugby club

AND they said it couldn't happen again.

Almost 30 years ago Blue Mountains lost all four of their suburban rugby union finals in a single day.

That was the solace taken then: such a black day for the Blueys couldn't happen again, surely.

Well, the sad history has been repeated.

Blue Mountains have lost all four of their finals, and on the same day.

A superior Waverley pack laid the foundation for a 27-15 win over the fourths, then the thirds faded in the second half and lost 27-16.

Seconds lost in another fashion.

They led 22-10 at half-time and looked in command before losing 31-29.

The heartbreak was made worse when William Healey appeared to score as the full-time hooter rang, but the try was disallowed.

And so to the Clark Cup final, in which the Blueys were slight favourites against a physical St George.

A tense and brutal first half saw St George take a 14-0 lead.

The Blueys fought back but a late try sealed it for St George 19-13.

The last outing for the likes of super skipper Ellis Patrick and dynamic Dayne Nicholls saw them both outstanding.

The solace this time is that the season has given the Blueys a great platform for next year's rise into second division, and the firsts' entry into the Barraclough Cup.

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