Raiders miss out

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY UNION A GRADE

A MISSED penalty on full time cost the Proser­pineWhit­sun­day Raiders a win over the Kut­tabul Camel­boks on Satur­day with the reign­ing pre­miers hang­ing tough for a 17-15 win.

The heart­break­ing loss was a re­ver­sal of for­tunes for the Raiders who sunk the Camel­boks ear­lier this sea­son.

Tries to Tai Roberts and San­ti­ago Dominguez helped the Raiders hold a nar­row lead over the com­pe­ti­tion favourites and for large pe­ri­ods the Raiders looked the bet­ter of the two teams.

Kut­tabul showed their de­ter­mi­na­tion and hit back with three tries of their own and hung on by two points af­ter Martin Roveda’s last-ditch penalty kick just missed.

RE­SERVES

In the re­serves fiveeighth Jo Tuhakaraina showed his skills to score the Raiders first points early in the game but high scores would not be the or­der of the day.

Af­ter al­most an hour the Kut­tabul re­serves scored their first points and their con­verted try re­duced the gap to just one point.

The last time the two teams met at the sports park the Raiders won with a try on full­time but on this the vis­i­tors nailed a penalty kick in the dy­ing min­utes from 40 me­tres out to snatch a 10-8 win. sThe A grade team has a bye this week­end while the re­serves will play in front of a big crowd on Satur­day when they play at the sports park at 6pm fol­low­ing the Cut­ters game.

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