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T3 Friendly v Police

T3 Friendly v Police

21 Nov 2020, Saturday / 16:30 Police - Boundary Street
Match Report
Status: Match Report
Report:

Win 26-17

T3s continued their great start to the season with another spirited and well deserved victory against a fit and well drilled Police side. A deep squad, despite a couple of late drop outs, arrived mostly early again (showing just how much we've all missed rugby), to a green, if slightly un-even pitch which hadn't seen any rugby for the two years.

The game started with promise, T3's gaining an early advantage thanks to an excellent snipe off the back of the scrum from Wayne. Strong mauling from the pack helped Typhoons dominate possession, and they were rewarded with a second try when Luther powered over.

As with last week, early season rustiness started to show, and the penalty count crept up allowing the Police a foothold back in the game. For a large part of the second period T3s practiced strong defence to limit the damage, but even with some great tackling, the score was leveled.

Despite the depth in the forwards, injuries to the backs had meant a few positional switched early on and a long shift for the whole back line. It was the third scrum half of the game, Keelts, making a long-heralded return to playing, who scored from another pick and go to put the T3s back ahead.

Into the final third and the T3s reasserted themselves with great support in possession and in defence, keeping the police in their half for much of the period. More driving mauls pushed the play back into the Police 22, and after some good phases, Luther took another strong carry over the line to seal the victory. Some excellent place kicking from Rhys throughout the afternoon ensured a comfortable margin of victory in the end, despite a scare mid-game.

Points Summary