Raiders hit back after shock loss

RUGBY UNION: After suffering their first loss in 12 starts, the Whitsunday Raiders bounced back with a vengeance.

The reigning Mackay and District Rugby Union premiers took their frustrations out on a hapless Brothers on Saturday, running away with a 67-0 win.

Bizarrely, the damage could have been much worse for Brothers had the referee not stepped in.

"The ref actually even shortened the game a little bit," coach Rama Chand said.

"I think the game was only about 65 or 70 minutes."

Nevertheless the Raiders were determined to erase a shock loss to Kuttabul earlier this month from their memory with a solid outing, which they achieved with ease.

"The boys had a bit of a point to prove," Chand said.

"We're looking forward to playing Kuttabul again in two weeks."

Daniel Hayes and Brooke Cadwallader led the charge on the field in what was an inspired team effort from the Raiders, according to Chand.

"We had certain structures and patterns we wanted to try on the weekend and they worked well," he said.

"Obviously, if you have people at training you can practise those each week.

"It doesn't matter whether it's Brothers or Kuttabul, it's still the same sort of stuff we're trying to implement."

This weekend Whitsunday will play Slade Point at Mackay on Saturday.

SCOREBOARD

Raiders 67 def Brothers 0


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