RUGBY: St George played Roma on Saturday.
RUGBY: St George played Roma on Saturday. Laura Telford

Roma Echidnas take revenge against Frillnecks 39-20

RUGBY UNION: They may have hit some bumps earlier on in the season, but there were good signs the Roma Echidnas were starting to gel in their match against the St George Frillnecks this weekend.

It may have boiled down to the previous loss to the Frillnecks in the 2015 season, which put the Echidnas in a good position for revenge as they took the match 39-20.

A-grade coach Charles Murphy said the boys gave a positive performance against their old rivals, keeping them on their toes with strong tackling and well-structured attack through the eighty minute match.

Murphy said it came down to the boys becoming more consistent with their plays, having become more consistent with their training schedules and combinations.

“It was a big game for us, especially having come off two wins in a row and knowing what happened last year. The boys were really looking to win,” she said.

“We had some good combinations going, so the boys are starting to play for each other a bit.”

Murphy said the boys needed four games to make it into the upcoming finals in August, with the B-grade already on track for the finals.

Next week the Echidnas take on Condamine.


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