12-man Gorillas too good


A 12-man Warilla proved too strong for Jamberoo on Saturday at Kevin Walsh Oval.

Warilla coach Peter Hooper.

Warilla coach Peter Hooper.

The competition leaders went into the game without captain Andrew Diomei and hooker Beau Sewell, then had Dane Corran sent off two minutes into the second half.

They still powered to a 44-28 victory to keep their unbeaten record intact.

"There's good depth in the club," Warilla coach Peter Hooper said.

"We've got confidence in every bloke we bring up to first grade. To play the second half with 12 men was a great effort."

The fourth-placed Superoos were intent on being the first team to beat the Gorillas.

Those plans seemed way too ambitious when the visitors were 16-0 ahead after 12 minutes.

Prop Damien Paulissen scored to make it 22-0 before winger Chad Lisch completed his hat-trick in the 30th minute to secure a 26-0 lead.

Jamberoo captain-coach Matt Coelho sparked his side with two tries in five minutes but they trailed 26-10 at the break.

"It was 18-all in the second half and we can probably live with that because we had 12 players. The boys scrambled well the whole time," Hooper said.

"The blokes that came up for our injured guys all contributed really well."

Berry-Shoalhaven Heads scored a 36-14 home win over Nowra-Bomaderry.


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