NRC: Sydney Rays focussed on finals despite first defeat

It’s finally happened. After 19 long weeks, Simon Cron and the Norths players at the Sydney Rays have finally lost, bringing to an end a 16 match winning streak across the Shute Shield and the NRC. “It bloody hurts, I can tell you that and I don’t like it,” Cron told Rugby News. “It does hurt but win or lose, it’s more about the processes that get you there. The last couple of wins haven’t been that enjoyable. We’ve got the result but we haven’t nailed it. Losses will happen, but as long as we learn from it, we’ll survive.” Cron’s Rays fell to their first defeat of the NRC season on Saturday, losing to the NSW Country Eagles 36-16 after leaking two late tries in the final minutes of the match. Clearly disappointed with the result, Cron suggested the match was far closer than the score line indicated. “We actually had a lot of opportunities and breached their line quite a few times but just couldn’t execute that last pass, we had four or five occasions w
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