Crushers cop beating in Spring Cup assault
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.”