Boys take another knock at hands of Wallaroos
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.