RUGBY: Moimoi Puli of South Kolan team scores a try against Avondale at Gin Gin. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
RUGBY: Moimoi Puli of South Kolan team scores a try against Avondale at Gin Gin. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg BUN060414GIN2

Sharks bite hard while Tigers bare their claws in the NDRL

THE rebuilding of South Kolan into a force in the Northern Districts Rugby League is nearly complete and despite a 70-16 thrashing of Agnes Water co-coach Shane Beatson thinks there is more work to do.

Leading the game 16-14 at half-time after 40 minutes of scrappy football, South Kolan's discipline and ball handling improved and piled on the points after the break.

Beatson wasn't happy with the first-half performance against an under-manned opposition and said the players can expect a tough couple of night this week on the training paddock.

"To Agnes Waters' credit they got stuck in with the 12 players they had for the game. We turned around the penalty count and our discipline was better in the second half," Beatson said.

"We're looking forward to getting that momentum we can build so we will double our efforts at training - especially our fitness."

South Kolan ran in 13 tries in the 54-point win with Alekisanita Hauili and Alo Moli claiming four each.

Avondale inflicted a 46-30 defeat on Gin in the round's other game with newcomer Jamie Lowein playing a starring role. Coach Mick O'Sullivan said his young rake impressed him during the tough game.

"Jamie Lowein had a cracker of a game at hooker. He made good metres for us and was inspirational," O'Sullivan said.

O'Sullivan added Sunny Carman, Clayton Saunders were among his best and Daniel Steemson played his best game for the season.

Games this week are at Miriam Vale: Avondale v Agnes Water and Miriam Vale v Gin Gin.


South Kolan 70 (A Hauili, A Moli 4, W Bertrum, H Tahiti, A Johnstone, S Sabson, S Moi Moi tries; A Hauili 6, H Tahiti, F Blake, A Moli goals) d Agnes Water 16 (R McIntosh 2, D Stitt, J Sykes tries; C Rankin goal)

Avondale 46 (J Lowein, V Tofulele 2, C Chapman, C Saunders, P Sese, P Martens tries; A Filo 7 goals) d Gin Gin 30 (Benjamin Kuskey 2, Brent Kuskey, P Lindsay, A Helmore tries; Brent Kuskey 5 goals)