TOUGH: The Whitsunday Raiders struggled against Kuttabul. Photo: Madolyn Peters / Daily Mercury
TOUGH: The Whitsunday Raiders struggled against Kuttabul. Photo: Madolyn Peters / Daily Mercury

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.


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