Deniliquin outscored Temora by 10 points to register its fourth win in five games in the Southern Inland Rugby Union.July 15, 2014 4:05am
Deniliquin broke its Temora hoodoo with a convincing 24-14 win in Southern Inland Rugby Union on Saturday.
The Drovers hadn’t beaten Temora since re-joining the SIRU last year, losing twice to the Tuskers in 2013 and once earlier this year.
Drovers coach Warwick Strong said the win, which was the side’s fourth in five games, was ‘‘as good a result as you could ask for’’.
‘‘To travel up there for a second time (this season) and play as good as we did was excellent,’’ Strong said.
‘‘We hadn’t beaten Temora for years, even when we used to play in the Southern Inland competition (from 1985-2004).
‘‘We deserved the win and even came home with bonus points, which is important at this time of year.’’
A slow start was what cost the Drovers in their game against Temora in round seven, but a repeat offence was never on the cards.
Even after the hours-long bus trip, the Deniliquin players dominated the first half with three tries and Shannon Poka kicking two conversions.
An early try in the second half put the result beyond doubt, but the Tuskers kept fighting and scored a try of their own after intercepting the ball.
The home side scored again just before full-time.
‘‘We were going with the wind in the first half and everyone played well. We dominated for the entire half,’’ Strong said.
‘‘In the second we were running into the breeze but still managed to get that early try, which I think was crucial.’’
Deni’s try-scorers were Te Aroha Keremeta, Scott Francis, Sam Tuliau and Daniel Veamatahau.
Dan Hallman received three votes and the Players’ Player mug, while outside-centre Veamatahau collected two votes.
Keremeta and star number-eight Francis each received one vote.
The Drovers host Young at Memorial Park this Saturday.
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