2022 NRL WA Season Review – SJ Serpents

And now we move on to another of our fairly new clubs, the Serpentine Jarrahdale Serpents

Home Ground – Briggs Park, Byford (New)

2022 Seniors – Val Murphy Trophy

Highlights – Another club to field their first every senior team, the Men’s Val Murphy Trophy basically sprouted from no where to be ready in time for the kick off of the 2022 season. Fielding a new look side, with a bunch of players not regularly seen in the NRL WA, they were a breath of fresh air.

A hard side to assess, they struggled with consistency of players and with their game as 2023 went on. But they were able to bag a couple of wins and some draws from their first year, and will look to continue to improve. With the ability to hurt you from anywhere on the field, they spread the ball and offloaded at will, with no fear adding to their unconventional style. An interesting and fun team to watch, they had a ball on the field and really pushed teams in their first year.

Players To Watch – There were quite a few players who were interesting to watch. High among them was centre Brandon Lochrenberg. The tall rangy centre was a handful every time he touched the ball, and had no fear in setting up his outside men. Possessing a deft offload and a tough carry, his defensive decisions were also great and put him in a mind of being able to play to a higher standard.

Highlights – 
While there were no competition age groups this season at the Serpents, they continued to battle in the younger age groups. A lack of a solid home ground with lights affected their ability to recruit and be seen, but in 2023 with a new home under lights hopefully will be a catalyst for something bigger and better for the Serpents.

And that’s a wrap of the on field stuff with the Serpentine Jarrahdale Serpents for 2022, and we look forward to a bigger and better year in 2023 from them at the new home ground.

Stay tuned for other upcoming clubs.