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Brothers tough it out in NRRRL

Marist Brothers second-rower Kyle Kennedy dragged down before the tryline.
Marist Brothers second-rower Kyle Kennedy dragged down before the tryline. Mitchell Craig

AN energetic and well-drilled Marist Brothers had a hard-fought 24-16 win over Cudgen in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League at Ned Byrne Field, Kingscliff, yesterday.

The Rams were quick around the field and had plenty of punch in the forwards through lock Jack Durheim and second-rowers Jake Hoban and Kyle Kennedy.

Halfback Jamahl Roberts had a habit of popping up in the right places and finished the game with two tries while five-eighth Te Ate Jackson had the opposition guess- ing every time he touched the ball.

A double pump from Jackson gave centre Chris King all the room he needed to score out wide as the Rams extended their half-time lead to 18-10 in the 51st minute.

Cudgen were always in the contest and found some holes up the middle of the field when hooker Myles Donnelly went straight through and offloaded to lock Jack Green to narrow the gap to 18-16.

However, the Rams extended the lead again when Roberts scored his second try before a penalty goal in the 78th minute gave them an eight-point buffer.

There was plenty of skill on display from both sides, and the kicking games of Durheim, King and Cudgen halfback Mark O'Grady gave their teammates plenty of chances.

Durheim kicked a 40/20 in the second half while O'Grady caused all sorts of problems for Brothers fullback David Jacky, who made a few errors as the game went on.

Earlier, the Rams took a 4-0 lead in the second minute when Cudgen let a kick bounce only for Roberts to score in the corner.

A massive torpedo went straight through the hands of Jacky and led to a try to Cudgen centre Keeghan Beikoff just minutes later for the home side to lead 6-4.

Cudgen fullback Ben O'Gorman left the field with a leg injury but not before he sliced through and put winger Connah Mills over for a try in the 24th minute.

A determined individual effort from Lilo Stavenow saw him barge his way over for a try before a clever kick from Jackson resulted in a try to winger Evan Hawkins.

Elsewhere, Murwillumbah beat Byron Bay 32-10 at Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah.

And Kyogle defeated Mullum- bimby 24-16 at Les Donnelly Field, Mullumbimby, on Saturday night.

The rest of the games were postponed due to wet grounds.



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