Raiders hurt by player numbers
RUGBY UNION: In what was already a tough task for the Whitsunday Raiders, they were forced to play a man short for most of the match against Kuttabul Camelboks on Saturday.
A losing scoreline of 17-3 reflects how tough the Raiders are this year, refusing to be run over despite losing a player three minutes in with no reserves.
The Raiders defended with everything they had and shut down a number of Camelbok opportunities.
Raiders' Shannon Wolland said it was a team effort. "I think we all stood up," he said.
"We struggled for numbers when we left. We ended up playing a man down. Everyone used every bit of energy they had.
"It was a huge effort by everyone. Thank you to everyone who was there." With a bye coming up, the Raiders' attention will turn to their final three games.
"Our goal is to stay in the top four and hopefully get a final of some sort," Wolland said.