RUGBY LEAGUE: Roma Cities continued their stellar season against the Taroom/Wandoan Battlers on Saturday, taking them down 44-4.
RUGBY LEAGUE: Roma Cities continued their stellar season against the Taroom/Wandoan Battlers on Saturday, taking them down 44-4. LETTINI ISABELLA

Cities continue stellar season taking down Battlers

Rugby league: Roma Cities continued their stellar season against the Taroom/Wandoan Battlers on Saturday, taking them down 44-4.

The teams played off in a reserve game, after a lack of numbers from the Battlers meant an A grade side couldn't be formed.

Despite not having the home turf advantage, coach Elliot Lewis believes the strength of their forward attack is where the Cities excelled and where the bulk of their scoring opportunities resulted.

"Everyone has really good form at the moment, and they're getting better every week,” he said.

"When our big boys get the upper hand in the forward attack that's when we really do some damage.

"It helps that they're all mates off the field too, which really shows in the way they mould on the field and communicate.”

Clay Jackson was instrumental scoring two tries for the Cities and believes that working on line defence and how to better play the ball in training had proved successful in the defeat of the Battlers.

"It's always a tough 80 minutes when we play the Battlers,” he said.

"It's unfortunate that they can't find the numbers to pull together an A grade side but they played a really good game considering.”

Coming up against an in-form Mitchell Magpies this weekend, Cities will be using the support of a home crowd to their advantage and will work on playing the ball and tackling in training this week to prepare for one of the toughest games of the season.

"Mitchell is one of the hardest teams to versus but we'll just stick to what we've been doing as it seems to be working for us,” Lewis said.

"It's always good to have the home crowd out cheering us on, it really gives the boys that extra boost to perform.

"We'll keep using our strong forwards to our advantage. When you win the ruck, you win the game.”


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