Isis Devils remain winless with struggle over numbers
WESTERN Suburbs continues to be one of the in-form teams in the Bundaberg Rugby League.
The team smashed a depleted Isis Devils 56-10 on Saturday.
With just 14 players, Isis struggled to maintain its intensity as the Panthers secured their third straight win.
Two tries to Robert Telfer, William Nagas and Tyson Whaleboat set up the win..
While the Panthers’ attack was impressive, coach Nathan Tanner said the defence was even better.
“We worked all week on defence and a kick-and-chase strategy,” he said.
“It worked pretty well against Isis. So I’m happy with that.”
With the chance to give more players some game time, Tanner was pleased with the depth of his team.
“Josh Garden didn’t play with an ankle injury and we had Richard Nagas on the bench to give him a rest,” he said.
“Our cover players Danny Clancy and Bevan Page really stood up and played well.”
With Hervey Bay coming up this weekend at Stafford Park, the Panthers know they will need to prepare well.
“I’ve coached Seagulls before and they love playing in front of their home crowd,” Tanner said.
“We need to stay structured and stick together.”
Isis will aim for its first win of the season against Eastern Suburbs at Salter Oval on Sunday.
The Magpies drew 18-all with the Wallaroos.
Wests coach Nathan Tanner We worked all week on defence and a kick-and-chase strategy. It worked pretty well against Isis
RUGBY LEAGUE: Isis’ Peter Grant tries to break out of a tackle during the game against Wests at Salter Oval.