Nambucca centre Chris Carr went on an eight try rampage at Coronation Park last night
Nambucca centre Chris Carr went on an eight try rampage at Coronation Park last night

Eight tries for super centre Carr

EVEN his rivals stood in awe and applauded the performance of Nambucca Heads centre Chris Carr at Coronation Park last night.

Carr crossed for eight tries in the Roosters 60-12 demolition of Orara Valley and will have supporters checking this week to see if this is a Group 2 record.

It could have been more with the 'mercy rule' implemented and the match called off in the 75th minute.

In recent times, only Matt Donovan during the 1997 premiership-winning season with the Axemen even came close to Carr's mark.

The previous claimant of the record is possibly David McColl in his record-breaking 1988 season in charge of the former Kempsey Dragons side.

One of Carr's biggest admirers was Orara boss Chris Shears.

"I suppose I should take responsibility," Shears said, tongue in cheek.

"Should have watched him closer down that left side.

"However, it was fantastic performance and he should be proud."

The contest really was as lopsided as it sounds with Nambucca winning the minor premiership and Orara finishing the year with only one victory.

"Nambucca only had a training run but we tried our best," Shears added.

"It's been a long season."

NAMBUCCA HEADS ROOSTERS 60 (C Carr 8 M Picker J McEwen J Burrows Taylor Hamilton-Giggins tries M Ronan 3 C Blair 2 D Marr goals) bt ORARA VALLEY AXEMEN 12 (N Hardy Jarrod Few tries N Lythgo H Spinks goals)

At Coronation Park, Nambucca Heads

Referee: James Maggio

Reserve grade: Nambucca Heads bt Orara Valley 24-22

Under 18s: Nambucca Heads bt Orara Valley 74-4



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