NRC: NSW Country Eagles downplay favouritism claims

NSW Country Eagles coach Darren Coleman has downplayed suggestions that his side are now favourites to win the 2016 National Rugby Championship, despite scoring 60 unanswered points in a 60-28 victory over the Canberra Vikings yesterday. The Eagles scored eight tries in a brilliant attacking display in the opening 60 minutes and claimed a bonus point victory despite leaking four tries in the final quarter. “It was an amazing day. They say you make your own luck and I’d have to agree, everything just went our way and in the three years I’ve been with the Eagles, that’s easily the best 60 minutes we’ve played,” Eagles coach Darren Coleman told Rugby News. “I don’t think anyone would have predicted that scoreline. Our goal was to be competitive and to be in it towards the end so to do that was pretty amazing.” Despite the comprehensive victory, Coleman argued that his side hadn’t done enough to be labelled competition favourites just yet. “I don’t think so. We
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