NRC Wk 5: Rugged Country Overcome Rams For Maiden Win

by Paul Cook - Queensland Country have finally got the monkey off their back as they overcame Greater Sydney Rams 24-13 at Ballymore last night to secure their maiden win of the 2014 NRC. A blistering start saw them 8-0 to the good before two yellow cards gave the Rams a foothold in the game and a 13-8 lead by half-time. However, Country weren’t to be outdone and as their scrum began to dominate and the Rams lineout crumbled, they fashioned enough set-piece ball to plunder two more tries and notch up their first victory of the inaugural competition. Head coach Steve Meehan was a relieved man at the final whistle. “I’m happy that the team was able to capitalise on their opportunities and secure their first win tonight,” he said. “The team had to show a lot of spirit tonight to overcome
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