Uni Norths would like to congratulate Iris Verebalavu & Findlay Doyle on their club milestones of 50 & 100 caps for Uni Norths Owls. We wish them well in their celebration of this great achievement.
A few words below from their teammates to commemorate the occasion:
Findlay “the better Rolfe” first came to owls at the ripe old age of 19, I remember Rolfey telling me he had a cousin who was a gun at footy and was coming to Owls… What we got was a short halfback, who can’t pass and with massive arms. His known as Joey Johns for his physical attributes (barge ass) and general fantastic phase play, Findlays crafted his way through the grades. Probably the only player to play 4th grade and 1st grade in the span of 2 years. This can only be related to his rigorous gym routine (1 day on – 4 weeks off). Congrats Lay on the 100th, celebrate hard and eat heaps of salads. Love you loads. Fridgerson– Callum Richardson
Iris “Siri” Verebalavu is a name that will be synonymous with the Owls Women’s program for a long time to come, and it’s no surprise that she gets the honour of being the first woman to receive the illustrious 50 First Grade cap.
After trying her hand at many sports including AFL and hockey, Iris finally found her home with rugby union at North Oval. It’s only right that Siri started her journey to higher honours on that same oval, getting the call up as a Brumbies injury cover against the Fijiana team in 2018, to becoming a stalwart within the squad and making that Brumbies jersey her own, to then forging her own path on the international stage in the Fijiana jersey.
Siri might be a proud member of the FRC but her wide quiver of talents include a mean right foot step, taught only by her cousin Quade Cooper, that you don’t often see in props at speed. She’s the nicest girl on the field and the funniest girl off it, Siri is the one that anyone would be thankful to call their teammate and we are all a better club to have her in it.
Congrats on the 50th sissy, it’s been a long time coming.