Rabbitohs on the hop

THE Bluff Rabbitohs are off to a flying start to the season, running out 34-26 winners over the Springsure Mountain Men at the weekend.

The latest win comes on the back of an almost identical 36-26 victory over Emerald Tigers the previous week.

Bluff work-horse and Man of the Match for the second time in as many games, Devon Malone, trucked through a mountain of work in both attack and defence.

The points couldn’t be separated for Bluff’s Players’ Player with Rocco Freeman and Ethan McLaughlin tied at the top of the tally. Rabbitohs’ coach Michael Muller was full of praise for the undefeated men in green, ahead of a tough task this week against Peak Downs Pirates.

“The boys deserve a lot of credit as Springsure had a lot of possession in the first half, but the Rabbitohs boys hung in there and finished off strongly,” Muller said.

Springsure spokesperson Ben Sullivan said the wet conditions served them no favour, but was quick to target their weaknesses against Bluff.

“We made a lot of bad decisions coming out of our own half,” Sullivan said.

“We kept pushing the pass and couldn’t gain any territory.”

The loss now pits Springsure at the bottom of the ladder with two losses from two games. However Sullivan was optimistic of his chances ahead of round three against Emerald Tigers.

“It (Bluff game) was much improved on last week,” he said. “We will just keep going the way we are, it’s just the basics.”

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