Rhinos player Josh Harris breaks the line to score a try.
Rhinos player Josh Harris breaks the line to score a try.

Brothers round up Rhinos

AN inadequate second half by the Rhinos proved their downfall at Lismore yesterday as Marist Brothers ran out convincing winners 36-6

Rhinos coach Xavier Sullivan was fuming after the match with his side failing to score a single point in the second half.

“We were pathetic in the second half,” a frank Sullivan said.

“It was like we left everything in the shed at halftime. We were in the game at 10-6 and probably dominated the first half.

“We dropped too much ball and made far too many mistakes which Marist capitalised on.”

Before the match, Sullivan said he was aware the Brethren’s strength was in their forwards and if his side could match it up front, his speedy backline would come into its own.

“Our forwards did the job and again laid a good platform but we let ourselves down in the backs,” he said.

“We had countless opportunities to score but failed to convert ... it was two competition points which went begging.”

The Rhinos are next week at home to Byron Bay who went down 27-18 at home to Cudgen.

With only two wins from five games, it will be a must-win game for the Rhinos if they wish to remain in contact with the competition leaders.



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