Gentlemen of Murwillumbah player Mike Ford zips clear in the 34-15 win over Iluka on Saturday.
Gentlemen of Murwillumbah player Mike Ford zips clear in the 34-15 win over Iluka on Saturday. Photo CRYSTAL SPENCER D

Gentlemen taste triumph

WHILE they say they play for the love of the game, the Gentlemen of Murwillumbah would be hard-pressed to deny the elation that consumed them after the first win of their campaign on home soil on Saturday.

With the season's best performances across the park ,the competition newcomers dominated every aspect of their commanding 34-15 victory, much to the delight of the jubilant and vocal home support at Murwillumbah Leagues Club.

“To secure our first win at home was a great feeling,” captain Phil Brown said.

“It was a great team performance which was reflected with the tries well spread around.

“Hopefully there's more good rugby to come.”

Although the convincing victory over fifth-placed Iluka was just the Gentlemen's second of the season, it was enough to elevate them to sixth place on the Village Comp ladder with five rounds of Far North Coast Rugby Union remaining.

“When you're starting from scratch you need to gel,” Brown said. “We're getting to know each other now ... our scrum is a real strong point, the line-out is coming along and the backs are really starting to play of each other nicely.”

Elsewhere, fourth-placed Bangalow defeated third-placed Byron Bay 22-18 and leaders Yamba trounced wooden- spooners Mullumbimby 45-7.



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