Rusty Pipes win battle of leaders

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Rusty Pipes dominated Kurrsi to secure first place.
Camera IconRusty Pipes dominated Kurrsi to secure first place. Credit: Alexander Scott

It was all-out war in the Hedland Touch Association as Rusty Pipes and Kurrsi battled it out for the top spot at Kevin Scott Oval in the second last week before finals.

Rusty Pipes and Kurrsi came into round 11 tied on points with the winner to move one game clear heading into the final round.

It was an explosive start from the Rustys as they blasted their way to a three try lead in the first half.

Bran Yoelu continued his good form running rampant over Kurrsi’s defence scoring two tries in the opening term as Rustys led 5-2.

The second half saw a back-and-forth struggle between the two sides with Kurrsi’s attack holding their own against the confident Rustys.

Kurrsi were able to cut the deficit to two points but were unable to get any closer with Yoelu scoring another two tries while captain Kirsty Kabula put the nail in the coffin scoring a try to give Rusty’s the victory 8-4.

Meanwhile the other two division one games ended in forfeit.

In division two, Slingers were able to come back from a slow opening half to defeat the Phoenix 7-5 with Harris Charlesworth scoring two tries.

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