Macksville High School’s Tyler Doolan gets a pass away.
Macksville High School’s Tyler Doolan gets a pass away. Bruce Thomas

BDC goes down to Macksville High

BISHOP Druitt College found Macksville High School too slick when going down 46-12 in the Coffs Harbour round of Country Rugby League’s Country Cup, played at Advocate Park this week.

Coach Paul Chambers said a handful of players were just starting out in league and didn’t have the same level experience as their rivals.

“This side has come together from a variety of sports but they are fast learners and being able to score two tries against a handy side is a positive,” he said.

“Today was good experience for their next assignment, with four matches coming up in the shield competition for independent schools.

“We’ll use what we’ve learned in this game as part of the build-up and to toughen-up for what’s still to come.”

Macksville’s main advantage was having most of the players already in a core group playing under-18s with the Sea Eagles.

Halves combination Tyler Doolan and Jake Fuller spend most of the match driving the side around in the humid conditions and while an over-abundance of handling errors marred the effort in the second half, they still had too much ammunition for their rivals.

A further match will be played against John Paul College with the overall winner progressing to the North Coast final in Port Macquarie on June 23.



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