Premier Rugby: Jeeps run in nine tries as they survive late Wests surge

By TOM PRIMMER

There were points-a-plenty on offer at Yoku Road on Saturday as a new-look Jeeps backline kicked into gear in front of their home crowd to claim a 59-45 win over Wests.

Led by Souths recruit Teti Tela and fullback Jono Kent, the Gallopers laid on nine tries in a comprehensive display, with another ex-Magpie Abele Atunaisa crossing for a hat-trick in his first outing in the green and blue.

The hosts led by 29 points with 15 minutes to play, before a late comeback brought the Bulldogs within 14-points of Jeeps.