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3 years ago

4 from 4 as a bruising match takes a heavy toll.

1st Grade: Norths 50 def Hunter Wildfires 10

Tries: Nathan Russell 2, James Margan 2, Max Burey, Brad Hemopo, Angus Sinclair
Goals: Angus Sinclair 6 Conversions, 1 Penalty

2nd Grade: Norths 38 def Hunter Wildfires 24

3rd Grade: Norths 14 def by Eastwood 17 *

4th Grade: No Game

1st Colts: Norths 62 def Hunter Wildfires 13

Tries: Liam Dalibozek 2, Boston Kerapa, Brayden Collins, Josh Fraser, Tristan Leffers, Dylan Saunders, Luke Ryan, Jack Vincent, Finn Barry
Goals: Josh Fraser 6 Conversions

2nd Colts: Norths 43 def Eastwood 7 *

3rd Colts: No Game

Women's 7's: Norths 7 def by Manly 33

From the Sideline

Norths returned fresh off the bye to Bon Andrews for their second of two matches at the oval this season, meeting the Hunter Wildfires high on confidence having snatched a draw with Manly last round.

Hooker James Margan wouldn't be denied a 5 pointer this week as he opened Norths account before Max Burey showed a clean set of heels to dot one down from the set-piece moments later.

It was Margan again with a hand in the next try with a backhanded offload to a barnstorming Brad Hemopo who put on a spectacular finish for the fans sitting in the corner.

The beginning of a heavy injury toll claimed its first victim on halftime, with prop Isaac Cavu injuring a hamstring when he was caught awkwardly over a ruck.

Norths remained in control right through the match and it was Nathan Russell barging over for the first of his two tries early in the second stanza. A sharp piece of play from the backs then put Angus Sinclair over to extend the lead.

Shortly after the injury toll increased when Captain Nick Palmer left the field with a nasty concussion, followed by South African prop Dewald Dekker (Ankle) playing his debut game for the club.

When fellow prop German Haeffili left the field with a head wound scrums became uncontested in a sight rarely seen in the Shute Shield.

With the scoreboard well in control, Nathan Russell and James Margan both added a second to their individual tally as Norths reached the 50 point milestone.

A bonus-point win at a nasty cost, with a number of players likely to be sidelined for next week's round 6 match with Eastern Suburbs at Woollahra Oval.


1st Colts continued their winning ways with a strong 62 - 13 win, winger Liam Dalibozek scoring another 2 tries to take his season tally to 9 in 4 games.

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