Roos rack up mon­ster win

Monto makes short work of vis­it­ing Wolves on home soil

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Anas­tas­sia Perets anas­tas­sia.perets@cnbtimes.com.au

MERVIN Ge­orge scored his first try of the sea­son in the Monto Roos’ win over the Wondai Wolves at the week­end but it was def­i­nitely not the first of the Monto vet­eran’s ca­reer.

The 40-year-old has been play­ing rugby league for three decades and dur­ing that time he has been part of some big wins.

Ge­orge was part of an­other lop­sided game on Satur­day as the Roos downed an un­der strength Wolves 94-8.

It was the home side’s big­gest win­ning mar­gin of the sea­son but Ge­orge has seen big­ger.

“Years ago when I was play­ing in Mary­bor­ough the team ac­tu­ally won by 120 points,” he said.

Ge­orge said he had re­turned to the field in a bid to im­prove his fit­ness.

“I ac­tu­ally started my foot­ball ca­reer here in Monto so I’ve now come back home to play with the boys,” he said.

“Ev­ery train­ing ses­sion and game, you’re feel­ing bet­ter.”

Full­back­Wayne Smith was among the stars for the home side, cross­ing for four tries.

“We have been im­prov­ing as a team, our com­mu­ni­ca­tion is get­ting bet­ter,” he said.

“On the tries, I just made sure I did my job.”

Monto player-coach Mathew Dahtler said he was op­ti­mistic ahead of Satur­day’s show­down with Gayn­dah.

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DOWN NOT OUT: A Monto player is swamped by the Wondai de­fence dur­ing Satur­day’s clash.

Monto full­back Wayne Smith out­paces the Wondai de­fence.

Monto for­ward Monto for­ward Rhys Howkins tries to break free of a tack­ler.

Wondai play­maker Clif­ford Ed­wards searches for some space.

Mathew Dahtler closes in to make a tackle.

Monto cen­tre Daniel Nan­car­row looks to weave through the de­fence.

Tyson Mitchell boots one of his eight con­ver­sions.

Monto’s Ja­son Bligh heads to­wards the try­line.

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