ANDREW Logan threw every pass, felt every hit, and ran every step in Orange Emus’ Blowes Clothing Cup first grade grand final victory over Orange City on Saturday.
Emus’ director of rugby, and former first grade coach, was elated with his side’s win and to see a long-term plan come to fruition.
“When I started with Emus we had a three-year plan and the first year of that was 2013,” Logan explained.
“There was a lot of ingredients in that. We drew on a strength and conditioning coach in Jeremy Wallace, we had a good sponsor in Angullong, we got Graydon [Staniforth] and Paul Ringland back as coaches and I started as first grade coach.
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“There was a lot of things came together in that first year and they didn’t really show up in us coming last that year. We lost seven games by seven points or less and came last, but we could see it building.
“We lost the grand final last year on the back of a really hard finals campaign. So to have it all come to fruition this year is exciting.”
Logan admitted, his team didn’t turn in a perfect performance in the decider.
“It was a bit scrappy but I thought we were very good in parts,” Logan said.
“When we hung some phases together and we could just play conservative rugby and rolled it up the middle, we were very good. But we occasionally pushed the pass and it wasn’t that great.
“It’s so exciting. It’s just incredibly exciting and the boys played so well and I’m just very proud of them.”