11/12 Season

 

Pos Team Pld W L T For Agst %
1 Hallam Warriors 8 8 0 0 492 61 1.000
2 UH Sharks 8 6 2 0 156 81 0.750
3 Sheffield Sabres 8 6 2 0 270 101 0.750
4 Leeds Celtics 8 6 2 0 99 103 0.750
5 Bradford Bears 8 5 2 1 121 57 0.688
6 Bangor Muddogs 8 5 3 0 155 125 0.625
7 York Centurions 8 5 3 0 68 148 0.625
8 Leeds Carnegie 8 4 3 1 168 86 0.563
9 Lancaster Bombers 8 2 6 0 47 297 0.250
10 Manchester Tyrants 7 1 6 0 56 159 0.143
11 Huddersfield Hawks 7 1 6 0 33 218 0.143
12 Liverpool Fury 4 0 4 0 12 65 0.000
13 MMU Eagles 7 0 7 0 50 151 0.000
Away Team Home Team
Sheffield Sabres 50-0 Huddersfield Hawks
York Centurions 0-44 Sheffield Sabres
Bangor Muddogs 6-52 Sheffield Sabres
Sheffield Sabres 52-12 Lancaster Bombers
Manchester Tyrants 2-18 Sheffield Sabres
Sheffield Sabres 12-46 Leeds Carnegie
Sheffield Sabres 28-29 Hallam Warriors
Bradford Bears 6-14 Sheffield Sabres
Edinburgh Predators 0-10 Sheffield Sabres
UEA Pirates 16-34 Sheffield Sabres
Bath Killer Bees 8-25 Sheffield Sabres



Club Awards:
     Team MVP: Kieran Rieley
     Offensive MVP: Milo Craig
     Defensive MVP: Kieran Rieley
     Special Teams MVP: Matt Gawne
     Offensive Rookie of the Year: Matt Walne
     Defensive Rookie of the Year: Gus Robertson
     Lineman of the Year: Thomas Malagodi
     GBH Award: Mark Maguire
     Players’ Player: Kieran Rieley
     Most Improved: James Sharrock
     Man of Steel: James Murphy


Walking the walk is tough when gargantuan-sized athletes from around the country are attempting to shatter both your patella… fortunately, the Sheffield Sabres were not a team to walk; they were a team to stampede.

Composed of sparkling rookie talent and seasoned senior finesse at the start of the season, the combustion of these two elements was sure to ravage the league to smithereens. Training initiated at full velocity, with gruelling fitness implemented at each session to generate a squad of “4th-quarter football players”. Surprisingly intrepid, the Sabres entered the league determined, yet blissfully unaware of precisely how much potential they wielded.

The offense proved to fire on dual barrels as touchdowns were fought out between passing and run-plays; 28 to 21 respectively. Nevertheless, the combination drove the Sabres a hefty total of 3096 offensive yards across the season.

Meanwhile on the defence, some players rose to fame, literally- with safety Matt Duffy hurtling skywards to collect 5 interceptions and a polite touchdown. The defence as a unit operated by the simple principle of “shut-out”- making the lengthy journeys of away teams about as fruitful as a fig tree in the scorched Arabian desert. Defensive linebacker Kieran Rieley in particular, embarked on a reign of defensive terror, physically and mentally pulverising the opposition each play; much like a Rottweiler at a corgi parade.

Season statistics overall reached their peak as the Sheffield Sabres reigned victorious in their longest, most successful season to date. Truly, from a collection of regular boys sat around a rookie day barbeque at the beginning of the year, the Sabres became the men to lift the BUAFL Challenge Trophy at the end of the season.