Three men down and still strong
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.