Ri­vals de­feated

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Things ap­pear to be click­ing into place at the ideal time for South­ern United af­ter a com­plete team per­for­mance saw them hand ri­vals hin­uera a gut-wrench­ing 82-6 de­feat.

With the busi­ness end of the com­pe­ti­tion fast ap­proach­ing Surf clicked into gear as they ran in 12 tries in a dom­i­nat­ing dis­play of at­tack­ing rugby.

Cen­tre Damian John kick­started the scor­ing when he crossed af­ter five min­utes be­fore his mid­field part­ner, Wal­ter Downe,y chimed in mo­ments later.

The vis­i­tors tried to halt the Surf at­tack with a pair of penal­ties but John split the Hin­uera de­fence to notch up a dou­ble as the com­pe­ti­tion lead­ers jumped out to a 19-6 lead.

South­ern’s Jar­rod Haare, Zane Costar and Leigh Manu all added to the teams tally as their op­po­si­tion strug­gled with the pace of the con­test.

Ahead 41-6 at half­time, the hosts con­tin­ued to roll in the sec­ond half as first five Kane Adams slot­ted a drop goal be­fore cap­tain Max Turn­wald was re­warded for his ex­cel­lent charges and barged over for a five-pointer. Adams cashed in soon af­ter to fin­ish a bril­liant in­di­vid­ual ef­fort as he out­paced the op­po­si­tion to dot down un­der the posts while winger Sean Mck­ain, as well as loose for­wards Henry Young and Casey Hart­ley all got amongst the try scor­ers to cap off an ex­cel­lent match. Next up for South­ern United is a tough away match against Leam­ing­ton.

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