Gorillas finish in first place

Lachlan McCutcheon.
Lachlan McCutcheon.

The Narromine Gorillas have scored their most resounding victory of the season, defeating the CSU Orange Aggies 81-0 at Cale Oval. It was a complete demolition job of the students with the home side running in 13 unanswered tries whilst keeping their fourth clean sheet this year.

In the warm-up, flanker Mick Harris was seen deep in conversation with prop Charlie Tuck. Apparently, Tuck was sharing his rugby motto of “you don’t get your name in the paper by passing”. Harris took this advice quite literally by bagging four tries in a truly selfish display!

Winger George Hancock was back from his European escapade and was superb in his return bagging a double of his own.

Back-rowers Bill Rybak & Tim Allworth both picked up a try each and got through a mountain of work as usual.

Inside Centre Charlie MacInnes continued his rich vein of form with another best on ground performance, bagging one try and having a hand in several more. Supported well by Jono Sharkey, Billy Browning and Dylan Ryan, with the latter two also crossing the line for five pointers. Ryan took his personal points tally to 21 by kicking 8 from 13 conversion attempts.

Replacements Luke Brown and Nicholas Dormoy rounded out the try feast for the Gorillas in a game that saw the scoreline finish at better than a point a minute for the boys in red!

Sam McLeod was colossal again, with his hard-running game leading to multiple line breaks and setting up several great team tries.

The Gorillas will have another bye this weekend, before travelling to Molong to take on the Magpies in the final round game of the season.

With Saturdays victory, and Trangie defeating Molong in the corresponding game, the Gorillas have now claimed the minor premiership with two rounds remaining. This will mean a home final at Cale Oval on the 19th of August, with the opponent yet to be decided.