Penned by the majestic @TerryinBangkok ORFFA Round 1 2022. Welcome back. Before we get into the ups and downs of Round 1, I have taken a peek at how the rookie picks in our PSD went. Not all the top 10 got a game, but those that did: Pick 1 Jason Horne- Francis Nuffers75 Pick 2 Daicos Charlie’s Opening98 Pick 4, Josh Ward Dung Beetles36 Pick 5 Josh Rachele Iron Knob118 Pick 10. C. MacDonald Lefties48 Pick 34. P. McCartinGundagai70 Pick 47 Tyson Stengle Lilacs120 Pick 59. Nic Martin Iron Knob114 Pick 74. S. De Koning Iron Knob38 Pick 85. Finn Maginess Mount Beauty63 Pick 114, Cory Durdin Warriors71 Pick 131. J. Soligo Mount Beauty29 Top Up 21. J. GinnivanGundagai64 Fair to say Iron Knob got the better of the draft? Gundagai 1357 def. Mt. Beauty 1003 6 tons for the Hoppers. Simon will be thereabouts again this year, particularly with Cripper looking to be back to his best. For the Uglies a donut and 2 tons to start the year. Not too auspicious. Charlie’s Opening 1220 def. Warriors 1118* 5 tons and a donut for the Cavers with Brayshaw going to another level. Moving up the ladder this year with some good recruiting. For the Warriors, 3 tons from the usual suspects and an injury affected 1 for Ben McKay. *Lachlan Jones scored 73 but does not appear in Stats, so the listed score of 1045 needs to be adjusted. Vultures 1466 def. Packers 919 Fitzy goes bang! And serves notice to the rest. Impressive 7 tons, with Luke Parker turning back the clock and handing in a 167. Ben Keays and George Hewitt were brave for the Packers, but it was not enough. Nuffers 1066 def. by Battlers 1262 JC would be happy to get a good start to the year with an away win and looks to have developed a very strong midfield. Rowell with a 157 was good for the Nuffers but he needs to drag a few more with him. Cockies 1230 def. by Misfits 1321 Despite the loss, Ant will be pleased to have CJ and Hall back on the park and showing no ill effects. Touk was Touk. The Misfits knocked out 5 tons, with the GWS boys getting it done again. Both these sides will be top 8. Lilacs 1374 def. Devils 1171 Did somebody have a day out and somebody else have a day at home? The Pink from Geelong knocked over the reigning premiers. Jen serves notice with 6 tons, including a nice 141 from (never again) Heeney. The Devils themselves had 5 tons, but the mids and the backs were completely overawed by their surroundings. Chickens 1262 def. Dung Beetles 1007 4 tons and an injury affected score for Langdon, the Chooks are not going away any time soon and should see September action (perhaps in August). Good first up effort from a new coach to crack the ton and looks to have a nice ride on Tom Green this year. Incorrigibles 1108 def. Codpieces 1033 Seas must have been a bit rough. A win is a win – just doing enough to get the 4 points while waiting for the sick list to shrink. For Iron Knob there were 3 glaring donuts, some of which could have been avoided and Iron Knob should have won this one. Slack coaching. Wombats 901 def. by Lefties 1000 3 donuts for the Bats and @anthak is entitled to call for an inquiry. Methinks Lenny was undergoing protocols at selection time. Despite a couple of woeful performances the Lefties fell over the line. Tanking is getting a lot harder in these days of increased scrutiny from the Commish. Now they will have to win the next 5 on the trot to convince the Board.