Yamba player James O’Hara fends off the defence on his way to the try line.
Yamba player James O’Hara fends off the defence on his way to the try line.

Bucs send rivals packing

THE Yamba Buccaneer senior team had their first home game of the season – a 31-0 win - against the Mullumbimby Moonshiners on Saturday.

The Yamba side were hoping to deliver a similar performance to their gutsy effort last week and it looked promising early when the Bucs started to control possession and territory.

The Bucs were rewarded with early tries to Kris Thomsen and James O’Hara. Mullum seemed intent on stifling the Yamba attack at the breakdown and were penalized just before half-time when a player ended up in the sin bin.

The Bucs were able to capitalize before the break and Kris Thomsen crossed for his second try to give Yamba a 17-0 lead at half-time.

The second half was dominated by the home team, but they were unable to convert the dominance into points until the last 15 minutes when Josh Burnes scored a try under the posts and Kris Thomsen completed his hat-trick of tries to give the Bucs a comfortable 31-0 win.

It was another good effort from the whole squad, but special mention needs to go to the front row of Anthony Edwards, Brodie Rheinberger and Rodney Mcphillips, the tireless back-rower Josh Burnes and the halves Byron Aitken and Kris Thomsen.

Players’ player was Anthony Edwards and the points went to Aitken – 1 Burnes – 2 and Edwards - 3. Next week the senior Bucs travel to Byron who are also undefeated after two rounds.



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