Rebels caught in Marist point-scoring avalanche

By Steve Spinks

There is something about Luke Scott's attitude on the rugby league field that garners instant respect.

It could be his no-nonsense ball running. It could be his no-nonsense defence.

But perhaps its the way he leads his team from the front.

He doesn't ask his team-mates to do anything that he wouldn't do himself.

That was evident yesterday as Marist Brothers thrashed South Grafton 68-12 in round 19 of the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League at Crozier Field, Lismore.

Scott scored two tries and made plenty of yards up the middle of the ruck against a disinterested and disappointing Rebels outfit.

"He got the players player and the best and fairest," Brothers coach Craig Hodges said.

"He's one of those fellas that knows how to play in the big matches.

Scott's ability around the area is well known.

A former Brothers junior, Scott made his first grade debut with Lismore Workers before ending up playing more than 30 first grade matches with the Far North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League.

The game was all but over at half-time with the Brethren leading 22-6.

An avalanche of points in the final 30 minutes blew out the scoreline even more.

"Fitness played a big part today, but they were a totally different side from the one that beat us earlier in the year," Hodges said.

"For a lot of their guys it was their last game and they weren't totally committed."

For the Rebels, five-eighth Ray Mercy was outstanding but he lacked any real support.

Second-rower Colby Schrader tried hard as did fullback Walter Donnelly.



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