Shark alarm sounds

Hawks crushed as South Kolan sends warn­ing mes­sage

Isis Town and Country - - Sport - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

GIN Gin Hawks were sent crash­ing back to earth af­ter dom­i­nant per­for­mances in the first few weeks

They cruised to victory in their first two games, but the new-and-im­proved South Kolan Sharks made sure the North­ern Dis­tricts Rugby League was on no­tice.

The Sharks thumped the Hawks 60-22 in a per­for­mance that sent shock­waves through the NDRL.

Not only was it the re­turn to form of the de­fend­ing premiers, but it was also the first time they could show off their im­pres­sive re­cruits this sea­son.

He did not get across the stripe, but bul­lock­ing prop Sione Moi Moi will be one to watch this sea­son.

Much like name­sake and for­mer NRL cult hero Fui Fui, Moi Moi led his side’s for­ward pack with bruis­ing runs and jar­ring hits that of­ten left the de­fence in tat­ters. The Hawks will en­joy the Easter week­end off to re­group be­fore they kick off the fourth round against Agnes Wa­ter Mar­lins on April 12.

The Mar­lins fought back to over­come Avon­dale Tigers by four points in what was so far the best game of the sea­son.

The Sharks will play Miriam Vale Mag­pies, with Avon­dale to face the im­prov­ing Bur­nett Heads Cut­ters.

PHO­TOS: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

TRY TIME: Gin Gin's Danny Mo­ran scores.

BUL­LOCK­ING PROP: South Kolan Shark Sione Moi Moi.

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