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