Grop­ers’ fifth ti­tle in six years

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Sport -

The Mar­garet River Grop­ers smashed Duns­bor­ough 44-15 at the week­end in the lo­cal rugby grand fi­nal.

Duns­bor­ough had a slightly bet­ter scrum but that was where their dom­i­nance ended. The Grop­ers killed them at the line-out, led by Tris­tan Moore. The Grop­ers were phys­i­cally su­pe­rior and were ag­gres­sive in de­fence. Sev­eral huge tack­les led by cap­tain Sam Henry stunned the op­po­si­tion and had them look­ing over their shoul­ders all game.

Dan Lee was hard to stop at full pace and be­gan to break the de­fence.

Cory Bridge and Olly Chanin sur­gi­cally sliced through the op­po­si­tion, and Max Dick­son was on the end of some great pass­ing to score out wide.

Led by Ja­cob Nes­bit, Mar­garet River’s de­fence can­noned into the en­emy, fal­ter­ing only once. Simon Earl had a blinder, with his only fault a mis­di­rected place kick to end the game.

De­spite the Dung­bee­tles never giv­ing up, the Grop­ers ran away clear vic­tors to win their fifth pre­mier­ship in six years in their most im­pres­sive sea­son to date — go­ing un­de­feated.

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