Bundanoon start to show promise
14 Mar, 2012 01:00 AM
By Lauren Wright
IN their first game of rugby league, Bundanoon went down 34-28 to Goulburn Exchange in Goulburn but it was a promising start.
After seven years of rugby union, the Highlanders went down by only a converted try.
"I think their attack was quite good. We just need to work on our defence," coach Brett Breeze said.
"It seemed to be an area that needs attention."
While the match ended up eight tries to six, Breeze said to let in eight tries was "probably a bit excessive".
Kyal Martin scored two tries for the visiting team along with two conversions, with Pete Randazzo and Corey Webber also scoring.
Breeze said fitness was also an issue but with limited training throughout the pre-season, it was a good performance from the team.
"Overall it was a pretty positive display. Everyone put their hand up and had a real go," he said.
Bundanoon president Chris Ingmire agreed it was a good start to the season but there were a few things to work on.
"The boys went really well but our defence let us down.
The heat was also a factor on the day and Bundanoon began to struggle as fatigue set in.
"It was quite hot on Saturday but they never stopped trying," Breeze said.
Bundanoon will face Mt Annan this Sunday and Breeze said they would need to lift their game in order to record a win.
"Mt Annan are a pretty well drilled side. We'll really have to lift our game in defence. I think it'll be quite a big score if we don't improve," he said.
Ingmire said while they didn't know too much about Mt Annan, they would be adding a few new elements to their game as well as working on defence.
"We'll add a few more plays into the game instead of just going easy," he said.
"All the boys are looking forward to our next game."
The match will kick off at 12pm on Sunday and Ingmire thanked their sponsors Central Hotel, Sylvan Glen and Don Turner Earthworks for their support.
Last Modified on 16/05/2012 13:48