|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|
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.