Devils’ defence helps in big win
ISIS Devils coach Simon Ricciardi knows rugby league is as much a psychological game as it is a physical one.
The fourth-placed Isis Devils made easy work of a depleted Easts Magpies outfit, winning 48-6 in round 18 of the Bundaberg Rugby League competition.
But Easts sit in second-last position and Devils have struggled against the top three teams – Brothers, Seagulls and Panthers.
However, Ricciardi said his side was capable of beating any team in the competition if his charges were in the right frame of mind.
“It all comes down to attitude for my team,” Ricciardi said
“The young halves are working together well.
“We just need to bring it together against the top teams.”
Devils scored nine tries in their win but what pleased Ricciardi most was holding Easts to only one.
“Defence has been a big part of our focus for the past few weeks. It’s what wins games,” he said.
“Tim Cole put in another solid performance.
“Zach Sutter came back for us and his workload was great.”
The Devils play Wallaroos this weekend, who are also coming off a big win.
Wallaroos beat Waves Tigers 52-22. “They are a solid side and if we don’t turn up, they will romp home,” Ricciardi said.
Isis Devil Rob O’Donnell was in good form against Easts.