A Lee-Roy Huthmann-Grace conversion has delivered Shepparton Bulls a hard-fought come-from-behind victory against Wyndham City.GREGOR MACTAGGART July 23, 2014 3:10am
Dynamic fullback Lee-Roy Huthman-Grace slotted a late conversation to deliver the Shepparton Bulls a thrilling 12-10 victory against Wyndham City on Saturday.
The Goulburn Valley’s lone rugby union team had to come from behind on home soil to score just its third victory of the Melbourne Rebels second division season.
Trailing 10-5 deep into the second half, the Bulls levelled proceedings when prop Lio Leautuafi barged over from close to the line.
That set the stage for Huthman-Grace to be the match-winner and the custodian made no mistake as he kicked truly from 10
Fly-half Filipo Tuaopepe was another star contributor in attack and, as coach Warren Johnston said, received a rare honour post-match.
‘‘Filipo was simply outstanding for us, he was awarded both our first and second best player because he was in everything,’’ Johnston said.
‘‘It was a pretty tough contest out there and we certainly defended the best we have all season, the attitude from the boys was tremendous.
‘‘To come back from 10-5 down and get the win like we did was a great result.’’
Other impressive performers for the Bulls included former skipper Jeremy Solofa, who did not skip a beat in his first game of the season at inside centre.
Hooker Clyde Bruce was typically industrious and Huthman-Grace shone at the back.
The Bulls will look to build on the result when they host Geelong in the final round of the regular season at Vibert Reserve from 3
Johnston said the match was one he was optimistic his side could win.
‘‘Geelong’s bottom of the ladder and with it being our last game of the year, the boys are keen to finish with a win,’’ Johnston said.
‘‘After the game we’re also having our annual prize giving celebrations in the clubrooms, so anyone that wants to come down is more than welcome.’’
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