Big vic­tory helps boost the Raiders’ con­fi­dence

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY UNION: The 76-0 score­board told one story, but the in­ten­sity of the game told an­other.

Whit­sun­day coach Kon Fla­herty said his side’s strong vic­tory over Slade Point was made pos­si­ble due to the full de­ter­mi­na­tion of the Raiders.

“We stuck to our game plan pretty well, Slade Point put a lot of ef­fort in the whole way through but we held to­gether and were able to get over the top of them con­stantly,” he said.

“It was a well-fought game – the score was one-sided but they stuck it to us and our guys kept their full in­ten­sity for 80 min­utes.”

Satur­day’s clash was the last game of the first round of fix­tures and Fla­herty said the win would give the side a strong base for the next round.

The Raiders play against Bowen next Satur­day.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

GOTCHA: Slade Point‘s Tony Sab­batino at­tempts to fend off Raiders player Si­mon Haire.

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