Bulls' young gun a class act

DYSART Bulls’ junior Josh Larsen has made a big impression on first-grade coach Bill Devine, in his side’s 52-12 thrashing of Bluff Rabbitohs.

The 18-year-old powerhouse was given his first run-on jersey last week, after consistent performances off the bench for the Bulls in previous weeks.

Notching up a beefy 32 tackles and 16 hit-ups in the Bluff match-up, it was little wonder Devine was keen to keep the young second-rower firing on all cylinders.

Larsen was joined by a number of additional Dysart juniors eager to prove their worth in the competition’s top grade. Despite the strong player depth, Devine said the Bulls were not without their faults and the Rabbitohs offered some stiff resistance.

“Bluff are certainly a skilful side. We had to work hard for the points,” Devine said.

Bluff co-coach Wayne Saunders said their race for the finals would be tight, with this week’s encounter with Clermont Bears possibly their last throw of the dice for a top-five finals place.


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