Local lads mark their territory
THE under-16 Central Highlands rugby union side gave Rockhampton Colts a 41-10 drubbing at Emerald Ag College at the weekend.
Repeated stoppages may have affected the flow of the game but it did little to hinder the flow of points with Central Highlands scoring two quick tries within the first five minutes.
Then a great steal at the breakdown by CH centre Angus Campbell and perfect pop-pass on the outside put fellow back Jordon Milburn in for a try under the posts.
Campbell was rewarded for his efforts with a try of his own moments later to extend the home side’s lead to 19-5 at half time.
The referee’s whistle got another workout in the second half as penalties continued to impede both teams’ continuity, with repeated infringements boiling over into sin-bins and a Colts’ red-card, much to the wonder of offending players.
Colts coach John Tapsell said the penalty situation hit hard.
“The couple of yellow and red cards we copped really took the wind out of (our) sails.
“But we came out here knowing they were going to be tough – they’re a good side.”
The victory makes it four wins from five games played for CH. In their next game against Frenchville, CH coach John Kuavai warned discipline was a must if they were to be in with a chance.
“In that last quarter we stopped talking to the ref and scored two tries.
“We’ve just got to follow our game plan and cut out the talk to the ref.”