Bears Declan Wheeler takes on the Rangers line led by Adam Berthelsen.
Bears Declan Wheeler takes on the Rangers line led by Adam Berthelsen.

Rangers remain unbeaten

RUGBY : Rangers dug deep to keep their unbeaten record intact at the weekend.

Up against an equally determined Bears, Rangers won 21-12 after trailing at halftime.

Tries to Marcus Filipetto and Liam Carrington ultimately separated the two teams with Bears only able to score off the boot of William Jackson.

“We really had to work hard for the win,” Rangers coach Cameron Donaldson said.

“There was three points difference at halftime, and the second half was a very stop start affair.

“We both play similar styles of football, and I think both teams were a little cautious.

“Nobody wanted to commit an error or turnover the ball cheaply because it was such a tight clash.”

Pinpoint kicking which led to good field position helped Rangers breakaway in the second half.

“Some astute pinpoint kicking gave us good field position, we were able to build through a few phases and score off the back of that,” Donaldson said.

“The two tries gave us a bit of separation in the second half.”

Roma Echidnas dominated USQ in the other Wagners Risdon Cup A-grade fixture.

Nick Loughnan and Peter Body scored doubles in Roma’s 42-15 win.

Former New South Wales Waratahs playmaker Mack Mason was perfect with boot – kicking all six conversions.

LADDER: Rangers 30, Condamine 14, USQ 11, Roma 11, Bears 10.



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