Junior Raiders stomp Brothers
THE mightly Under- 10 Raiders rugby team came up against a full strength Cairns Brothers outfit on Friday night, coming away from the game with a win.
It was a fast-paced affair, with both teams playing hard and physical but at times scrappy rugby.
The Raiders finished the game on top with the final tally, Raiders 17 to Brothers 5.
Try scorers were Jaidyn Osborne and Tyson Osborne with Kye Durie kicking a conversion.
Lewis Duncan was strong in the ruck and worked hard cleaning out. Brodie Francis pulled off some killer tackles and Kye Durie showed some fast feet with an evil step in attack
Raiders u12 played at home on Friday night against Brothers.
Both sides came out strong in the first half with some bruising defence.
Brothers crossed for the first try and not long after that Byron Nona crossed the line for Raiders after some great lead up work. And that’s how the score stayed until half time.
The second half started out strong like the first half. Brothers crossed for two unanswered tries which meant the Raiders had to dig deep to get a win out of this game.
Their commitment to each other was clear to see as they fought back with Byron Nona scoring another try, shortly after Zack Jenkins crossed out wide and then with only a minute to go, they controlled the football and through hard work by the forwards, Locky Buzzer crossed with only 30 seconds to go. Conversions by BJ Davis and Josh Cranswick gave the Raiders their hard fought 24-21 victory.
With new players turning up every week making the side stronger, the Raiders have a great chance of making it to the grand final.
The Men of the Match went to Byron Nona and Jared Tesch.
Friday night had the under 14s looking for a win after the loss the previous game.
The boys headed out on the field positive and ready to play, but it wasn’t long before brothers were over the line.
For the first half the raiders seemed to be defending a lot and working hard.
Dylan Sorensen’s cover defence was a great help as the boys were leaving huge holes in the line and crowding around the ruck area, making it easy for brothers to move forward out wide.
Josh Mealing tackling ability on the wing had them second guessing which side to attack on. There were some great efforts during the game with Glen McFarlane’s attack and defence in his flanker position causing brothers a lot of grief.
Nathan Pidgeon had a powerful game in stopping the big boys and leading from the front.
With the Raiders losing their second game there is a lot of work to do at training.
Raiders have another home game this weekend with all the action kicking off at 6pm with the Under-10, 6.45 for Under-12 and 7.45 for Under-16.