Roos rack up monster win
Monto makes short work of visiting Wolves on home soil
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.
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.