NRC Wk 1: Country Eagles Outplay Rams In the Wet

by Brendan Bradford – New South Wales Country Eagles made the most of wet conditions at Coogee Oval to record a 31-2 win over the Greater Sydney Rams in their opening NRC match on Saturday. Second half tries to Matt Carraro, Andrew Kellaway, Will Miller and Kuki Ma'afu sealed the first up win as spectators and players alike learned rule adjustments can only change so much. In the end, it was a more traditional style of rugby rather than all-out attack that won the day. “You’d love to play running rugby, but it just wasn’t the day for it,” said Country coach Darren Coleman. “It was pretty much a disadvantage to have the ball in the first half and we made a few tactical adjustments in the second half and just worked in the kick-chase and pressure at the contest and we got some tries ou
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