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.
A DVD about the experience of Indigenous people who settled on the river flats between Mooroopna and Shepparton from 1939 will be screened on Monday.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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