The two packs go head to head in Dorrigo?s win over Coffs Harbour on Saturday.
The two packs go head to head in Dorrigo?s win over Coffs Harbour on Saturday.

Dorrigo upset Coffs rugby?s applecart

By GRANT LAWLER

DORRIGO upset the Coffs Harbour applecart in a fourth round Mid North Coast Rugby fixture, a top of the table clash which did not disappoint.

From the kick off Dorrigo's aggression and emotion was evident as the two unbeaten sides went head to head.

With a large home crowd present the Rangers put together a very punishing initial seven phases that set the scene for the entire game as Dorrigo ran out winners 14 - 3.

A number of comments and assumptions this week will be retracted by the Coffs faithful who will be reeling after their first defeat in three and a half years.

No doubt Coffs will be eagerly awaiting their chance to meet the Rangers on home soil.

With eight weeks until that anticipated clash and numerous games between now and then, both teams will need to focus on the immediate future.

Dorrigo coaches Rod Beaumont and Hunter Harley believe that the team played extremely well, though both agree that there is still substantial room for improvement.

Dorrigo moves to first on the competition table overtaking Coffs Harbour and will need to regain their composure for this week's match against Kempsey.

Having beaten Coffs Harbour other teams will be wary of the Rangers and no doubt want to beat the team who in form.

Dorrigo Rangers 14 (Hunter Harley, Bengt Christiansen tries; Bengt Christiansen 2 converstions) defeated Coffs Harbour 3 (W Dean pen goal). Photo submitted



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