Points stacked in Tieri

SPRINGSURE Mountain Men acting coach Ernie Travers knew he had a tough test ahead of him taking on the second-placed Peak Downs Pirates on their home turf.

So when they were handed a 68-6 thumping by the Pirates, the result probably came as no surprise.

But Travers was adamant that the score “didn’t reflect the true nature of the match”.

“We had five school kids playing with us – at least half the team had never played together before,” Travers said.

“We had a couple of tries disallowed and they scored a few almost right on the whistle.

“They (Tieri) were obviously the better side but it quite easily could have been a lot closer than it was.

“I thought we came close to matching them in the forwards but they had too much speed out wide and off the ruck.”


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