Isis Crush­ers take the lead

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UNION: PROV­ING you can’t keep a good team down, the Isis Crush­ers re­turned to form in the per­fect way with a 43-5 win over The Waves Fal­cons last Fri­day night in the Spring Cup.

Keeping the op­po­si­tion score­less un­til well into the se­cond half, the Crush­ers ran in seven tries to record a com­fort­able win in the end.

Led by their strong for­wards in­clud­ing Jake Bauer, they pun­ished the Fal­cons who had two play­ers sent off in the first half for poor dis­ci­pline.

Pleased with the team’s re­sponse af­ter los­ing last week to the Tur­tles, cap­tain Ja­son Palmer said he was happy with the team ef­fort.

“Our dis­ci­pline from that scrappy game is what we are proud of,” he said.

“Jake (Bauer) did well but our for­wards did well (in the con­test).”

The only neg­a­tive from the game was an in­jury to prop Peter Van Rooyan who was taken to hos­pi­tal with a right ribcage prob­lem.

Af­ter be­ing dis­charged from hos­pi­tal on Sat­ur­day he is ex­pected to make a full re­cov­ery from his in­jury.

With the guys now back in form, Palmer said the team had what it takes this season.

“Our li­ne­out structures have re­ally come along and we were able to get a cou­ple of mauls and tries,” he said.

“We’re build­ing on last year and we hope to go one bet­ter and get the grand fi­nal win this season.”

For the Fal­cons it was an­other dis­ap­point­ing match as they lost for the 14th straight time in the past two sea­sons.

Con­fi­dent the team could turn it around, cap­tain Fletcher Eric­s­son said they just needed more time.

“It’s only the se­cond game of the season,” he said.

“We’ve got fit­ness, play­ers and skills to match, we just need to do more work as a for­ward pack.

“Give us a cou­ple more weeks of train­ing and we will be the ones to watch.”

The Fal­cons will play the Tur­tles this week­end with Isis hav­ing the bye.

Show your team sup­port and get be­hind the Crush­ers at their next home game.

Isis Crush­ers re­turned to form with a 43-5 win over The Waves Fal­cons last Fri­day night.

PHOTO: SHANE JONES

GOOD FORM: Isis Crush­ers player Luke Wal­ters tries to break through the Fal­cons’ de­fence in their Spring Cup game.

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