Bears Put Up Fight Against Talented Dragons

Our Premier League boys put on some crash-hot tries in their match against the St George /Illawarra Dragons. With the major loss of centre Namila Davui (ankle) and winger Scott Webb, the Bears still put it together in fine fashion including a try by Chris Tuatara that showed skill in juggling the ball, worthy of a performance under the big top. At one point the Bears were down 18-0 and having to work hard in defence. However the boys climbed back to within 4 points at 18-14 to the Dragons. Slotting into the back line Andrew Moodie had a whale of a game, involved with many plays while Ben Ellis topped the tackle count. Matt Thurston put in a typically furious performance while Kyle Arnold as captain was equally revved up in defence. In the last quarter the Dragons put on more tries. But the boys hit back when Chris Tuatara shot a pass to Lester Salanoa who made a spectacular run to the try line finishing the match 34-20 to the Dragons. Bears Assistant coach Michael Pobjie praised the work of Andrew Moodie and had a special word for Rookie Pat Galea who had his first run on for the Premier League.

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA 34 (S Marteene, R Powell, A Gorrell, K Kerr, D Holdsworth tries; A Gorrell 6, D Holdsworth goal) d. NORTHS 20 ( A Moodie, C Tuatara, S Hales, L Salanoa tries; A Moodie 2 goals).

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1. Richard Retimana 2. Joseph Swamy 3. Andrew Moodie 4. Chris Tuatara 5. Lester Salanoa 6. Aaron Heremaia 7. Jason Dorahy 8. Kyle Arnold (c) 9. Ben Ellis 10. Pat Galea 11. Anthony Kiro 12. Tevita Metisuela 13. Matt Thurston 14. Michael Harper 15. Rhian Gerard 16. Steven Hales 17. Luke Fatnowna 18. Billy Ngawini 19. John Russell

Coach - Gary Freeman