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Lachlan Strain hits 200

6 months ago By Anthony Cashman

Lachlan strain is still 100 games behind Graeme Watson

“He’s speeeecciiall” Bruce McAvaney

Lachlan Strain (a.k.a. The Strain, The Doctor, The Mouth, and if you're lucky, C-Strain),
arrived at Soaks in 2001 after being run out of Pally, and this week will run/fast walk out for his 200th club game for Soaks.

Lochy started his tenure at Soaks in the seldom conquering 2001 Colts side, becoming a key figure in their off-field success.
2002 saw Lochy begin the season in 3s before injuries in 1s lead to the call being put out for a "fat kid who can scrummage", meeting one of these criteria Lochy put his hand up and finished the year with a 1st Grade premiership.
Lochy was quick to capitalise on this new found success and spent the next 7 seasons in 2nd Grade, winning a premiership in 2005 and captaining another in 2009.
2010 saw a season ending knee injury bring his playing career to an abrubt halt.

Lachlan took a few seasons off to "find himself", backpacking through the foothills of Perth.
A marriage in 2014 followed by the arrival of two young children lead to Lachlan getting the itch and making a comeback to the 4th Grade paddock in 2016, bowing out in the semi-finals thanks to some poorly executed chip kicks by a portly five-eighth who shall remain nameless*.

Good luck this weekend for your 200th game Lachlan, let's hope it coincides with a win for the 3rds and that there are many more to come.

Up Soaks!

*David Binns

Updated 01:16 - 26 Jul 2018 by Anthony Cashman

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