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28 June, 2021

Roosters overpower Tigers

THE Atherton Roosters have bounced back from their last loss to Mareeba to overpower the Tully Tigers 30-22 at the Tully Showgrounds on Saturday night.


Atherton Roosters under 18 forward Brad Hammond looks to push through the Tully Tigers defence at Tully on Saturday.

THE Atherton Roosters have bounced back from their last loss to Mareeba to overpower the Tully Tigers 30-22 at the Tully Showgrounds on Saturday night. 

Tully were into the Roosters early and had set up a 16-0 lead midway through the first half. Jermaine Pedro’s try at the 26th minute sparked the Roosters fight back and they were soon running the Tigers down. 

Another two tries had the Roosters 18-16 in front at the halftime break and they were now looking very confident in both attack and defence.

A try to Glenn Dumbrell minutes into the restart pushed the Roosters further ahead leading 24-16. Tully did reply to close the gap to 24-22 before Ty Grogan’s try five minutes from the final siren sealed the Roosters eight point victory.

In the under 18 match, the Roosters downed Tully 30-22 with young forward Clayton Dalgety crossing for a double in the Roosters six tries to five victory. 

Tully won the reserve grade match 28-14 while Kangaroos defeated the Roosters 58-0 in the ladies game.

Cairns District Rugby League premiership action continues for the Atherton Roosters this Sunday against Ivanhoes at Smithfield.


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