The Wash-Up: Rd 1 – Southern Districts v Manly

by Paul Cook - ********************************************************** SOUTHERN DISTRICTS 23 (Waldo Wessels, Marcus Carbone tries; Matt Teki 2 cons, 3 pens) defeated MANLY 17 (Sireli Tagicakibau, Jerome Vaii, Matt Lucas tries; Sam Lane con) HT 17-0 ********************************************************** Southern Districts built up a healthy first half lead before holding off a Manly fightback in the second half to get their season off to the best possible start. (read the full match report here) Rugby News got the reactions from both camps at full-time...   Southern Districts head coach Matt Barr: “I’m really happy with the start to the season. Manly won their first 10 games last year, so we knew they’d come out hard and try to get off to a winning start and build on that confidence. Our goal was to match their traditional physicality and certainly for the most part, I think we did that. I thought our forwards did really well getting a bit of a bend in the l
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