Seven straight wins for Raiders

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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