Shark alarm sounds
Hawks crushed as South Kolan sends warning message
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.
TRY TIME: Gin Gin's Danny Moran scores.
BULLOCKING PROP: South Kolan Shark Sione Moi Moi.