Boys take an­other knock at hands of Wal­la­roos

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

AN­OTHER round, an­other heavy de­feat for the Isis Devils in the Bund­aberg Rugby League.

Four tries to Wal­la­roos cen­tre Shaun Collins gave the Roos a 52-12 win over Isis as the Devils suf­fered their eighth straight loss in the com­pe­ti­tion.

The 40-point loss also was their fifth de­feat of the sea­son by over 25 points.

Talk­ing about the team last week, coach Paul Bar­ritt said this sea­son was al­ways go­ing to be tough for the team.

“This year is a learn­ing curve for us,” he said.

“It is about the boys go­ing out there and hav­ing a go.”

Bar­ritt also said the team needed to re­main pos­i­tive de­spite the tough days and fo­cus on ar­eas they did well in.

Mean­while, the Wal­la­roos were pleased with their per­for­mance in their big­gest and best win of the sea­son.

Coach Peter Wa­ters paid trib­ute to Collins and said they had worked hard to in­crease his in­volve­ment.

“We’ve been try­ing to get him good early ball for the last few games but he’s been very well marked,” Wa­ters said. “Tonight with that lit­tle bit of free­dom and early ball he showed what a class player he is.”

Wa­ters nom­i­nated sec­ond-rower Ben Turner as his best on ground but said ev­ery player de­served the ac­co­lade.

“I thought Ben Turner was our best player in the sec­ond row, he played the full 80 min­utes, was quite a hand­ful and scored a try him­self,” he said.

Wal­la­roos will now face Past Broth­ers this week with a few play­ers away for the match.

“It will be a hard game, but we’ll have a cou­ple blokes away so we’ll be de­pend­ing on a few re­serve graders com­ing up this week,” he said.

“We’ll just have to bat­ten down and see what we can do.

“I’m very happy to get the two points. We’re sit­ting in sixth spot; we have to keep in touch with the oth­ers so we can sneak into fourth by the end of the sea­son.”

Isis face Seag­ulls in Her­vey Bay.

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