Isis Devils continue to fight for a season win
THE Bundaberg Rugby League season does not get any easier for the Isis Devils.
After leaking 170 points in their last three games, they conceded another 88 as they lost by the same margin last Saturday night against the Hervey Bay Seagulls.
Unfortunately for Isis, the season so far doesn’t make for pretty reading.
No wins, eight losses, and 504 points conceded at an average of 56 per game.
The only positive from the game was a full bench to compliment the 13 on the field.
They will be hoping to build on that and add a couple of recruits before the end of the year.
Meanwhile, it was a near-perfect debut for Seagull Tennessey Newman after an electrifying 50m darting run, solid defence, the last try and a successful conversion.
With the Seagulls facing an injury crisis, which has sidelined 12 players, Newman got the nod after a fantastic start to his Under-18 year.
He took the opportunity with both hands.
The 18-year-old’s first highlight was a weaving 50m run through the Isis Devils’ defence. He was eventually brought down, but his big band of supporters in the stands cheered as if he had scored a try.
That was to come later, when he capitalised on an Alex Braun break to score under the posts.
“I was nervous beforehand, but I talked to the boys and they were pumping me up and getting me psyched,” Newman said.
“It was bloody fantastic playing with these boys. They welcomed me into the team and I couldn’t be happier.”
Newman has played for the Seagulls since he was in Under-10s, and returned to the sport this year after a two-year break.
“He almost scored one at the start, he got tackled from behind but made a 50m run with his first touch,” Seagulls coach Tye Ingebrigtsen said.
“It was sensational to see a young fella come in and have the opportunity.”
The Seagulls will now prepare to take on Past Brothers in another grand final showdown next weekend with Isis to gain a welcome bye in the competition.
Tennessey Newman It was bloody fantastic playing with these boys. They welcomed me into the team and I couldn’t be happier.
SCORE: Charlie Thompson scores for the Isis Devils in the corner in the match agains tHervey Bay Seagulls on the weekend.