Roos up to the chal­lenge

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

THE Monto Roos are the de­fend­ing pre­miers but the Theodore Roost­ers were out to chal­lenge the 2012 ti­tle hold­ers when they vis­ited Monto.

Both sides were play­ing a com­pet­i­tive game but early dom­i­nance from the hosts re­sulted in a try to Luke Harm with Shane Carter adding the ex­tras.

The vis­i­tors knuck­led down and nearly scored an in­ter­cept try but still pushed Monto back into their half.

In a see-saw­ing bat­tle for ter­ri­tory, Theodore struck back with a try to Josh Salt­ner but was un­able to con­vert. How­ever, a penalty kick to the Roost­ers’ Shane Hooper lev­elled the score at six-all.

Monto and Theodore were now locked in a de­ter­mined strug­gle un­til Daniel Nan­car­row scored two quick four point­ers con­verted by Shane Carter to close the sec­ond half at 18-6 in favour of Monto.

The sec­ond kicked off with Monto full of con­fi­dence to ex­tend their lead. Caden Miller, Damien Wil­son and Mick Tye all crossed the line to put the Roos ahead 30-6.

De­spite the lead in­creas­ing, Theodore never gave up with Ritett Allen scor­ing a try 15 min­utes from full­time to bring a more re­spectable score­line of 30-10 in a hard but clean bat­tle.

The fi­nal score in a thrilling game of rugby league was Monto 30 Theodore 10.

Dur­ing game day, $852was raised to help send Roos player Cal­lum Miller to the US to com­pete for the Aus­tralian Un­der 21 Sad­dle Bronc Bull Ride team.

PHO­TOS: GE­ORGE SMITH

MULTI-TAL­ENTED: Monto Roos Club Pres­i­dent Scott Pat­tie con­grat­u­lates Cal­lum Miller, who has been se­lected in the Aus­tralian un­der 21 Sad­dle Bronc Bull Ride team.

Monto's Lau­rie Lee can't get past Theodore's de­fence.

Cal­lum Miller scores a try for Monto against Theodore.

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