Bulls trample Griffith at home

THE Tumut Bulls turned it on at Jarrah Sportsground on Saturday, trouncing the Griffith Blacks 44-14.

Tumut coach Jon Carmody thought it was a far from perfect performance from the home team, but was happy with the many positive points to come from it.

“I was happy with the win,” he said.

“There were patches of play where we weren’t at our best, but there were other patches I was pretty happy with.”

The Bulls were short of some key players, and shuffled a few players around in different.

“We had Jona, Joel and Chris Hartshorn missing,” Carmody said.

“Lewis (Simister) moved into hooker and played reasonably well, I stepped in, and Dylan Piper-Bye stepped into the centres and played well. Jamie Weston played scrum half and played really well; he was one of the best on ground. Young Hamish Plum played scrum half off the bench and played well.”

He said the Bulls ball security “wasn’t too bad.”

“There were moments when we didn’t treat the ball with enough respect and times when we did,” he said. 

Aidan Thomas and Leo Maulier shared the goalkicking duties and both did a fine job.

“Our defence was reasonable,” Carmody said.

“We had a bit of a newer game plan and it worked pretty well in patches.”

The Bulls remain in fourth on the SIRU ladder, clear of Leeton, and face CSU Reddies in Wagga next Saturday.

Tumut’s second grade team had a 33-12 triumph over Griffith, and coach Aidan Thomas was very happy with the win. 

“To start the game we couldn’t actually catch the ball putting pressure on us but the boys hung tough defending our line for 10-15 minutes allowing no points which all the boys were happy about then half way through the half we started to play our footy and never looked back,” he said.

“Our best players were probably Shayden Gleeson and the old bull Matt Hardwick.”

The Bullettes lost no fans in their 21-17 loss to the undefeated Griffith side. 

This was the closest game Griffith have had this season. 

Tumut had a slow start, allowing Griffith to get away from them, but stormed back in the second half, preventing Griffith from scoring.

“The message I gave the girls was that I was proud of their efforts in the first half, but if we had turned up in the first half like we did in the second it would have been a completely different game,” Bullettes coach Kylie Jensen said.

“We need to play the whole game, not just half.”

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