NRC Wk 2: Eagles Flying High After Interstate Country Triumph

by Paul Cook - New South Wales Country Eagles sit proudly on top of the NRC ladder - for now - after recording their second win in two matches, a 37-13 defeat of interstate rival Queensland Country yesterday. A blistering start from the Eagles saw them 16-0 ahead after 16 minutes thanks to tries from Stephen Hoiles and Andrew Kellaway before the hosts responded with a five pointer from winger Tom Pincus. Kellaway was then the right man in the right place to grab his second to take the visitors to the sheds with a commanding 21-5 lead. The Eagles then had to withstand a second half onslaught from the Queenslanders that saw them reduce the gap to 8pts with a try from Rubin Fuimaono. But after soaking up half an hour of pressure with some sterling defence, the Eagles put the game to bed with a quick
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