Rhinos have last laugh at races
RHINOS coach Xavier Sullivan says he will need to work on Dean Hambly’s leg speed at training this week even though his front-row forward beat local greyhound Fleet Commander to the finish post.
The prop squared off against his four-legged rival in a fun sprint race hosted by the Grafton Greyhound Club on Saturday.
“Dean needs to improve his line speed and his length of stride,” Sullivan said.
“He was pretty tired after the race and appeared to be mesmerised by the bunny. Near the end of the race he seemed to be running on the spot.
“After the race the announcer described Dean as ‘blowing like a blow fish.”
Teammate and known speedster Joel Moss recorded an easy victory against Marvellous, which Sullivan said was due to a late gear change. And he is hoping his flying fullback can repeat the dose when the season kicks off soon.
“Joel decided to take off his shoes just before the race and handled the sandy conditions with ease,” he said.
With more than 80 players and supporters on hand to witness the races Sullivan said the club was keen to run similar events in the future.
“It was a good initiative and hopefully we can run a few more events throughout the season which will benefit both the Rhinos and the greyhound club,” he said.
"After the race the announcer described Dean as ’blowing like a blow fish."