Tumut has dealt the Drovers their second close SIRU defeat in as many weeks.April 15, 2014 3:55am
Deniliquin has suffered its second close defeat in as many weeks in Southern Inland Rugby Union’s second grade competition.
After travelling four hours on a bus, the Drovers lost 12-10 to Tumut in round two of the Wagga-based competition.
Coach Warwick Strong’s call for extra players was answered with 17 making the trip, but it was a poor start that cost them their first win.
‘‘We had a slow start and I don’t know whether you put that down to travelling but we just let Tumut get away,’’ Strong said.
‘‘The players got a bit of a talking to at half-time (with the Bulls leading 12-3) and that got us going a bit.
‘‘Our second half was a lot stronger. We had a few opportunities to score in the second half and if we did we would have won.
‘‘In the end Tumut was the better team on the day but I still think we have potential that our results aren’t showing.’’
The Drovers were first to get on the scoreboard with a successful penalty kick from Todd Thocolich putting the visitors in front 3-0.
Tumut fought back to be leading 12-3 at half-time but were unable to score again.
Reed Jackson landed the Drovers’ first try of the match and Thocolich kicked the conversion to peg back the lead, 12-10, but the locals ran out of time to steal the win.
Jackson won the Players’ Player and took the three votes, while Robbie Fisicaro got two votes and Josh Evans and Mason Brown shared one each.
‘‘We have been in both games (this season) but it’s our fitness and game plan that has let us down,’’ Strong said.
‘‘There has been a few players out and we haven’t got any stability in the side yet, but hopefully we will have that when we play Wagga Ag in a fortnight’s time.’’
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