Crushing forward power

THE early signs look bright for Blackwater Crushers in the 2011 Central Highlands competition after overwhelming Clermont Bears 44-16 in Blackwater at the weekend.

Consistency from the Crushers’ big men up front laid the platform for the back line to shine through centre Stirling Broadhurst.

Blackwater president Brett Hansen said the early success was a good indicator of things to come.

“To start the season off with a win like this means a lot to the team. The fact we have so many new players and gelled so well early on is a very positive sign.”

Clermont Bears president Liam Williams said it was too early in the season to draw much from their performance.

“We still haven’t got a full side together so our organisation wasn’t all that good last week.”

He said while their fitness was on par, ball work still needed improvement.

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