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Confidence and intelligence play
win the day for Norths
The Mighty North Sydney Bears found their winning formula once more on Saturday, with an emphatic win against South Sydney at Aussie Stadium. The Bears backline put it together in spectacular fashion. They played confidently, not afraid to move the ball around, backing each other up and finding space to move. They tackled well and in numbers winning 34 to 10.
A red-hot performance from centre Namila Davui had the right wing firing in attack. Contributing to 5 of the Bears 7 tries Namila, had outstanding support from Captain Jamie Feeney who, along with Matt Thurston was unstoppable in defence for the full 80 minutes. Central to the Bears renewed form was the unfailing and positive contribution from five-eight Steven Hales (pictued), talking up the crew and directing play. New halfback Jason Dorahy improved on last weeks performance, working hard to move the ball out. Intelligence under pressure was also a feature of Norths play: Namila Davui (rather than score himself) passing to Jamie Feeney to score in the second half; Jason Dorahy's quick thinking to jump on the ball and stop a possible Souths try after a Bears drop ball and an outstanding play from Richard Retimara showing good judgement, hanging back in defence, to perfectly size up a cover tackle and stop a Souths try in the final moments of the match.
North Sydney 34 (Namila Davui 3, Scott Webb, Matt Thurston, Jamie Feeney, Chris Tuatara tries; Stephen Hales 3 goals) df South Sydney Juniors 10 (2 tries, 1 goal)
Make sure you see this talented Bears outfit when they play at North Sydney Oval on Sunday 22nd of May at 3:00 p.m. against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
Jersey Flegg Despite a half time lead of 22-12 and hard work from Joel Bennett, Tim Woodbine and Arnold Mano, The Boys were unable to overcome a Souths fight back with two intercept tries by their centre Richard Williams. The final score 30-22 to the Rabbits. The Flegg will next play the Central Coast Rip at North Sydney Oval on the 22nd of May at 1:30 p.m.
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