Another solid victory has Deniliquin breathing down the neck of SIRU's top four, but coach Warwick Strong isn't reading too much into the 46-7 win.June 24, 2014 3:50am
Tries were flowing at the Hardinge St Oval on Saturday with Deniliquin defeating reigning premier Albury by 39 points.
The 46-7 result saw Deniliquin exact some measure of revenge against Albury, which beat the Drovers in last year’s Southern Inland Rugby Union grand final.
The Steamers attacked hard for the first 10 minutes of each half, putting the home side on the back foot, but for the other 60 minutes of play it was all Deni.
‘‘It’s been a long time since we have scored a lot of tries and our guys were able to show off some of their natural talent,’’ Drovers coach Warwick Strong said.
‘‘It was good to see, but I don’t think it is a reflection of what’s going to happen for the rest of the season. It was just one of those days where everything worked out.
‘‘We did play well for the full 80 minutes which was pleasing and we defended really well when Albury was attacking.’’
Drovers life member Percy Poka pulled on the boots, adding some experience to the front row, while the inclusion of prop Nathan Transton and utility forward Scott Francis was a massive boost for the side.
Les Dicker was also a late inclusion, turning up in time to play the second half.
But the star of the day was number eight Storm Tamati, who scored two tries and was named Players’ Player.
Danial Veamatahau also scored two tries, with Reed Jackson, Francis, Dan Hallman and Robbie Fisicaro finishing with one each and Nathan Holahan kicking three conversions.
Tamati took the three votes, with Jackson getting two and Hallman and TA Keremeta sharing one each.
SIRU second grade ladder: Waratahs 47, CSU 44, Young 36, Wagga City 32, Deniliquin 25, Tumut 25, Griffith 22, Ag College 21, Temora 16, Cootamundra 14, Albury 6, Leeton 6.
The Drovers’ ladies showed outstanding courage and sportsmanship in their match against Albury on Saturday.
Despite another loss, the ladies walked away having learned a lot about the game.
The Players’ Player was Emma Heine who got within inches of the try line and also made some super tackles, displaying her natural talent for rugby union.
The ladies have a few weeks off before the draw splits for round 12.
SIRU ladies ladder: Griffith 34, Leeton 33, Wagga City 27, Ag College 21, Temora 15, CSU 12, Albury 7, Deniliquin 4.
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