Five-year plan puts Isis back at the top

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

IN 2010, Isis did not win a game.

Af­ter this, Isis Rugby Union started a five-year plan: 1. To pro­mote our ju­niors. 2. To pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for over­seas play­ers.

3. To im­prove our skills as play­ers.

4. To play with dis­ci­pline and with team­work.

5. To in­crease num­bers at train­ing.

“It is start­ing to show suc­cess,” says vice-pres­i­dent Brett Phillips.

“‘The jour­ney has been a long one since 2010. Thanks to Wayne Cook, Shan­non Richards and Rob Rut­ledge.

“Now we are first on the Spring Cup af­ter round seven – what a great achieve­ment by coach Gary Maroney and the team.”

Man­ager Dar­ren Golchert spoke pas­sion­ately about never be­ing in a win­ning Isis side be­tween 2010 and 2014 while he was on the field but now how won­der­ful it was to fill a bench, see num­bers at train­ing and really thrash a team like Fri­day against the Fal­cons.

Fal­cons played one of their bet­ter games of the sea­son.

Isis for­wards slowly bent and then broke the Fal­cons’ for­wards.

Our backs ran all over the Fal­cons.

The score 57-5 af­ter be­ing 31-5 at half-time.

For­ward lead­ers Peter Van Rooyan and Ja­son Palmer scored a try each.

Heath Tis­dell crossed for two tries. An­drew Golchert found the try­line twice, and our won­der­ful flanker, Apa­iata Loko­tui, scored three tries.

Heath Tis­dell kicked three con­ver­sions, and Kale Hen­dle kicked three con­ver­sions, in­clud­ing two from the side­line.

Coach Gary Maroney said: “Great to reach all our goals this week in the game against the Fal­cons. The most pleas­ing is the team still have room for im­prove­ment and Isis are on top of the ta­ble. We’ll work very hard to make the team stay where we are.”

This week there is a game on Satur­day at Childers Show­grounds: 1.30-3.30pm, train­ing for Wide Bay Ju­niors Gold Squad which in­cludes some Isis Cut­ters; 3.30-4.30pm, the Su­gar­bowl Cup Over-35s games be­tween Isis Sug­ar­dad­dys, Her­vey Bay Bats, Bund­aberg Rum Ruck­ers and Gladstone Goats; 5pm-6.30pm, Pythons vs Tur­tles; 6.30pm-8pm, Isis vs Bar­bar­ians.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.