Red Bulls pull through

Saints cop an­other loss for the sea­son as Bulls win

The Western Star - - SPORT - Molly Han­cock Molly.Han­[email protected]­ern­starnews.com

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Wal­lum­billa/Su­rat Red Bulls side has con­tin­ued its win­ning streak af­ter con­fi­dently beat­ing St Ge­orge Saints 72–16 at Su­rat at the week­end.

The Red Bulls started the first half in strong form, keep­ing the Saints at bay with only eight points to the Bulls’ 34 at the half time buzzer.

Red Bulls player Jack Collins proved hard to hold on the field and scored an im­pres­sive five tries in the match.

Brodie Lucht, Ge­ordie Lad­brook, Bennett Lad­brook, Reece Ir­win, John Russo and Ricky Wright all scored one try each.

Jack Row­botham fol­lowed through with nine of the ten con­ver­sions, with Ir­win kick­ing the other.

In Satur­day’s match young­ster Ben York make his de­but into the Red Bulls’ A-grade side.

York found his feet in the last 20 min­utes of the sec­ond half and scored two con­sec­u­tive tries against the Saints.

How­ever, the Saints con­tin­ued to fight on dur­ing the sec­ond half, bring­ing their score to 16 at full time.

Lockie Pol­lock, Adam Parkes, Lin­don Lang­ton and Joron Parkes all got over the line for the Saints, but the side failed to fol­low through with con­ver­sions, set­ting them back with an­other loss for the sea­son.

Red Bulls cap­tain Locke Napras­nik and coach Ryan Wehl said their at­tack was strong through­out.

“We de­fended well through­out most of the game and our at­tack was also strong,” Napras­nik said.

“We had con­trol of the game which was the most pleas­ing thing of the game, from the start to the fin­ish,” Wehl said.

With a suc­cess­ful sea­son so far un­der way for the Red Bulls, their next match against Chinchilla Bull­dogs is set to be a tough one.

“So far we have had a pretty suc­cess­ful sea­son, but still have a bit of work to do.

“We need to im­prove more on our dis­ci­pline and goal line de­fence be­cause ev­ery time the Saints got it down their end they scored,” Wehl said.

In re­serve grade, the Red Bulls proved too good, win­ning

32–22.

PHOTO: MOLLY HAN­COCK

TOUGH TACKLE: Red Bulls player Steven Daniels pushes his way through a field of St Ge­orge play­ers.

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