Raiders come back to blitz Mackay Brothers

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

UNION: The Whit­sun­day Raiders coach ad­mit­ted af­ter the match on Satur­day his boys went into their home clash against Brothers “a little soft”.

Kon Fla­herty said at the break the Raiders were down three points to seven.

“It was prob­a­bly in the last 15 min­utes that we got away with it. I think it was in the 60th minute that we got our heads in front and then rolled a few easy ones in the end,” Fla­herty said.

“I think it was bet­ter fit­ness that won it in the end, they have lost a bit of depth in their squad and they ran out of gas at the end.”

The final score at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark was the Raiders, 28–7.

“I will put them up there as one of the teams to beat com­ing into the fi­nals if they can pull it all to­gether,” Fla­herty said.

He said the les­son learnt from the Brothers’ re­sult was to start the game “a bit bet­ter prepped”.

This week’s 3-2-1s went to Boris Four­nais on one point, Scott Ger­rand on two points and Taine Browne won the three points.

The Whit­sun­day Raiders are cur­rently ranked sec­ond on the Mackay Dis­trict Rugby Union lad­der be­hind Cities.

Next week the Raiders take on Slade Point at the Cathy Free­man Oval in Slade Point fol­lowed by a home game the fol­low­ing Fri­day night at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark against Bowen.

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