HAWKEYE: South Grafton Rebels’ winger Jade Duroux was on fire with the boot in Sunday’s Battle for the River derby.
HAWKEYE: South Grafton Rebels’ winger Jade Duroux was on fire with the boot in Sunday’s Battle for the River derby. Debrah Novak

WINDY CITY: A tale of two kickers

GUSTY conditions at McKittrick Park on Sunday afternoon made kicking the ball a nightmare for nearly all the players on the field.

Except one.

Jade Duroux had the radar squarely on the black dot on Sunday with the Rebels winger kicking four from five attempts with each shot from the sideline or thereabouts.

And his efforts with the boot, which kept the Rebels ahead on the scoreline the entire match, did not go unnoticed by his team mates.

"I have never seen someone kick that well in wind this bad," Grant Stevens said after the match. "I thought he was outstanding.

"The first game we played here against Sawtell he was a bit shaky with the boot but today nothing could go wrong for him."

On the opposite side of the field Jayden Connors had a terrible time judging the wind sending two kicks out on the full giving Rebels prime territory from the Ghosts 30m line.

It was a tough day at the office for Connors who also missed two opportunities at converting Ghosts' tries in the opening stanza.

Who will win the 2016 Group 2 Rugby League First Grade Premiership?

This poll ended on 15 August 2016.

Current Results

South Grafton Rebels

34%

Coffs Harbour Comets

10%

Nambucca Heads Roosters

3%

Grafton Ghosts

20%

Macksville Sea Eagles

4%

Sawtell Panthers

7%

Orara Valley Axemen

9%

Bellingen Magpies

3%

Woolgoolga Seahorses

5%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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