Seven straight wins for Raiders
The Whitsunday Raiders are in seventh heaven. The two-time reigning premiers completed their seventh straight victory on Sunday in Mackay, knocking over Slade Point 45-12.
Scott Gerrand starred at fullback for Whitsunday while Florian Marin notched a hat-trick to lead a team missing 10 regulars.
“They were much better than I expected,” coach Rama Chand said of Slade Point.
“A couple of things let us down, like our discipline in defence,” he said.
“To let in two soft tries is disappointing.
“But in terms of attack, you can’t complain about that.”
The Raiders led by just 12points at half-time, but blew the game open with their superior fitness in the second 40 minutes – a trait that is developing into a regular theme
FULLBACK ON THE FLY: Scott Gerrand breaks the line against Brothers in Mackay at the weekend.