Isis con­tinue win­ning

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

NOT even light­ning could stop Isis as it con­tin­ues to be the team to beat in the Spring Cup with a 54-0 vic­tory over the Bar­bar­ians at the Show­grounds.

With wild weather around as the match be­gan in Childers, light­ning forced it to stop af­ter four min­utes.

A 20-minute de­lay fol­lowed as both teams had to wait for con­di­tions to im­prove. When they did, Isis pounced, and shocked the Bar­bar­ians as it scored eight tries for its sec­ond suc­ces­sive win by over 50 points.

Crush­ers cap­tain Kale Hen­dle was sur­prised by the big win.

“I told the boys to aim for 30 points so it was nice to score over 50 and win com­fort­ably,” he said.

“Seven of our tries came from our for­wards so it was fan­tas­tic to see them score,” he added.

With Isis set to face the Tur­tles next, it aims to im­prove on a couple of ar­eas.

“We had two play­ers yel­low-carded dur­ing the match at the end,” Hen­dle said.

“We can’t af­ford to do that against the Tur­tles and need to just fo­cus on our game.”

For the Bar­bar­ians, it was a dis­ap­point­ing con­test as coach Matt Leighton said they strug­gled to play as a team.

“We had good in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances but no team co­he­sion,” he said.

With the bye com­ing up for the team, Leighton said the fo­cus would be on train­ing hard and bounc­ing back in two weeks.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ISIS RUGBY UNION: Team photo af­ter last week’s home game.

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