NRC: Record breaking Rays hungry to achieve more

by Paul Cook - “We can’t be happy with just being good, we want to be a great team.” The fact that Sydney Rays flanker Michael Wells tells me this after his side has just put 58 points on a team containing eight Brumbies, a team against whom they had suffered an embarrassing 63-37 defeat in the same fixture last season, gives some indication of the standards being set by a squad that are breaking club records with every passing week. The demolition job on the UC Vikings last weekend – the Canberrans biggest margin of defeat in their albeit short history - cemented a first ever finals berth for the Rays at the third time of asking. Having finished 7th in both previous seasons as the North Harbour Rays, the change of name to reflect their more generic geographical representation following the dissolution of the Sydney Stars, has brought with it a change of direction – dramatically upwards. They won their opening game of the season for the first time, achieved their first
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