Crush­ers cop beat­ing in Spring Cup as­sault

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

MUL­TI­PLE cases of bro­ken ribs, stitches to a fore­head split open like a co­conut and a po­ten­tial ACL in­jury added to a hor­rific Spring Cup night for Isis Crush­ers.

The Crush­ers went into the game against the Tur­tles off the back of two losses, with the Tur­tles left smart­ing after their first back-to-back losses against Bar­bar­ians in 10 years.

Isis knew the Tur­tles would be out to make an im­pres­sion but noth­ing could have pre­pared them for the as­sault they copped.

For­wards coach Greg Col­lie said the score blew out to about 75–0 and it was

For­wards coach Greg Col­lie The boys re­fused to roll over.

the in­juries you would ex­pect to be the big­gest talk­ing point.

Not ac­cord­ing to Col­lie how­ever, who praised his young side’s “never say die” at­ti­tude.

“They could’ve for­feited but the boys didn’t give up,” Col­lie said.

“The boys showed up with only 17 to start but that had to drop back to 13 with in­juries.

“We were a few play­ers short due to work com­mit­ments and all that nor­mal stuff.”

Isis has one of the youngest sides in the com­pe­ti­tion, with only one player over 30 years of age, but it could eas­ily be ar­gued they have the big­gest heart.

“We might’ve been beaten but we were never go­ing to give up,” Col­lie said.

“The boys re­fused to roll over. There’s not a lot we can do about it. We’ll do it tough and the boys will im­prove with time. Hope­fully we’ll be up top in a few years.”

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