Reef Raiders show encouraging signs against Penryhn


Howard Salkow

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The Reef Raiders led at half time only to go down to Penryhn on Saturday. IMAGE: Supplied.

Raiders ready- to step up again

THE Port Douglas Reef Raiders rugby union team have made their return to the Premier Grade and although losing 22-14 to Penryhn on Saturday, there were encouraging signs of bigger and better things to come.

The Raiders led 14-10 at half-time through two converted tries, but could not add to their first half points and conceded 12 points in the final half.

“We are encouraged and believe we can build on this. Unfortunately we had no reserves and everyone had to play the full 80 minutes, whereas the opposition could call on their depth of players.

“We are still looking for players to join the club and anyone interested should attend our practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday at the sports complex,” said Raiders president Donnie Murday.

The Raiders are away to the Brothers on Saturday in Gordonvale, and the following week host the Wanderers at the sports complex.

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