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2 August, 2021

Seahawks swoop to claim win over Roosters

IT was a Sunday afternoon try feast at Yarrabah with a total of fourteen tries scored before the Yarrabah Seahawks came away 48-30 winners over the Atherton Roosters in their Cairns District Rugby League premiership match.


Roosters prop James Coyle gets the ball away at Yarrabah on Sunday afternoon

IT was a Sunday afternoon try feast at Yarrabah with a total of fourteen tries scored before the Yarrabah Seahawks came away 48-30 winners over the Atherton Roosters in their Cairns District Rugby League premiership match.

Yarrabah had seven of their nine match tries on the board before halftime and went to the break leading 38-6. 

Several times the Roosters defence was caught short out wide giving the Yarrabah speedsters a clear run to the line to collect the points. Two near length of the field intercept tries from Yarrabah also punished the Roosters first half effort. 

Yarrabah scored first after the restart before the Roosters put some credit back into their game with four tries of their own on the back of a much improved second stanza. 

The Roosters under 18 side again impressed by scoring ten tries in their 52-16 win over Yarrabah. Centre Keyarn Porter crossed for three tries while Nelson Bob and Clayton Dalgety both scored a double for the Roosters. Yarrabah won the reserve grade match 60-10 over the Roosters. 

Rugby league action returns to Atherton’s Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium this Saturday with the Senior Roosters hosting the Tully Tigers in three grades from 4pm.

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