Three men down and still strong

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE Un­der-12s Raiders trav­elled to Cairns on Fri­day night for a late game against TAS/JCU, where they showed just how strong they are be­com­ing, post­ing a seven-point win.

Only field­ing 12 play­ers meant it go­ing to be a re­ally tough night for the Raiders.

TAS/JCU went over for the first try early, Raiders fought back and Tom Walker went over and then just be­fore half time, Zion Gib­son crossed the line af­ter a great back­line move.

Raiders came out fir­ing af­ter half time with Josh Cran­swick cross­ing the line. Then the Raiders went to sleep for the next 10 min­utes, al­low­ing the TAS/JCU to score three quick tries to take the lead.

The Raiders woke up and with the for­wards con­trol­ling the foot­ball, they hit back with tries from Locky Buzzer and Bray­don Mynott right on full time with a con­ver­sion by Josh Cran­swick giv­ing the Raiders a seven point win. The fi­nal score 27-20 to the Raiders.

The Man of the Match this week was awarded to Josh Cran­swick and Bray­don Mynott.

The U-10 Raiders played their first game of rugby on Fri­day night against the Wan­der­ers and came up with a great re­sult.

From the kick off, the boys showed a lot of com­mit­ment in both de­fence and at­tack.

Fierce tack­ling in the for­wards,and the back line show­ing awe­some speed and great pass­ing, led the Raiders to rack­ing up a very tidy score line of Raiders 34 to Wan­der­ers 0.

All the boys put in a top ef­fort, with Tyson Os­borne run­ning the halves and cut­ting up their de­fence, Jai­dyn Os­borne tear­ing them up out wide and Ethan Chester­field work­ing hard in the en­gine room all night. The team showed that with a cou­ple more play­ers and a bit more train­ing, they could be a force to reck­oned with. The U-14s had a bye last week. The next three weeks will see all the ac­tion at Raider Park. Kick off for U10s will be at 6pm, fol­lowed by U-12 at 6.45 pm and U-14s at 7.45pm.

Raiders take on Brothers this week. Scrum on down or just ruck up to watch the boys in ac­tion.

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