Raiders maintain a winning momentum
RUGBY UNION: A long run of strong form has continued for the Whitsunday Raiders after a convincing victory over the Kuttabul Camelboks at Whitsunday Sportspark last weekend.
Despite being short on players and having one player affected by a shoulder dislocation, the 14 Raiders still put on a strong front and played a solid defensive game.
The final 40-17 score didn’t reflect the closeness of the game, with half-time leaving only five points separating the two sides on 22-17.
Raiders trainer Craig Spence said the side was able to restrict the Camelboks to zero points in the second half due to a superior level of fitness.
“I think it was just the resilience of the boys (that did it), their fitness was a bit better than Kuttabul’s and they worked harder on break downs and defence,” he said.
“It was a very good performance by all supporting each other in defence.”
Boris Fournials was singled out for praise, having scored a number of penalty conversions – one of which was kicked from 45m away.
“His accuracy was one of the biggest differences in the game, he only missed two (kicks),” Spence said.
The Raiders take on Mackay City next week.
ON FORM: Tim Kimberely, Alex Rodgers, Toby Ryan, Steven Quarrell and Stewart Main at the Sea Eagles and Eastern Swans clash on Saturday.
ON THE RUN: Kuttabul player Lachlan Gordon, Raiders player Sam Cornish and Craig Oliver (Kuttabul) in the clash at Whitsunday Sportspark.