WINNERS: Regan Tucker makes a break for the Echidnas, in the side's 16-14 on sponsors' day.
WINNERS: Regan Tucker makes a break for the Echidnas, in the side's 16-14 on sponsors' day. James Liveris

Home ground win a thank you to tireless sponsors

Rugby Union: A tight defence had the Roma Echidnas digging deep to finish up with a two-point home win over Toowoomba Rangers in front of the 16th man - the club sponsors.

Try scorer Liam Murray-Walker said it had been a tough game but was great to get away with the 16-14 win in front of their biggest supporters on sponsors' day.

"As individuals, and as a team, you don't want to let people down when you're playing at home,” he said.

"To get away with the win, we were able to show the community that we're strong, we can dig in deep.

"Also, it was a chance for us to thank our sponsors, and for them to know their money isn't going to waste.”

Tom Sheridan scored the second try for the home side, with Ben Bright securing extra points with two penalty kicks.

Rangers replied with two converted tries.

"Rangers were well structured defensively,” Murray-Walker said.

"There was a shift in our attitude around the second half when we were down.

"Our boys just wanted a bit more and, with some key turnovers and plays, we ended up coming away with the win.

"The other teams are starting to keep an eye on us, we've had a great season so far.”


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