TAFE NSW Polecats made the most of a sunny day at Polecats stadium to get off to a winning start to move into 2nd place on the Tertiary league ladder.
The Polecats raised over $700 for Cyrus Murray who suffered a skull fracture in the nines tournament earlier this year. The money went to cover medical expenses.
In the main game the Polecats won the toss and got off to a powerful start rolling through their sets.
It wasn’t long before Iszak Taalili was running riot causing the defence more headaches than a Parramatta salary cap auditor, and dived over 6 minutes in. Daniel ‘Deeza’ Arona the new vice-captain was unstoppable with powerful runs early. He was next over, in the first of his double.
Ben Keary Flew the flag for the famous Keary name and filled in at Half and what a display! Keary was rewarded for his composure with a meat pie, the tries didn’t end there as new recruit Callan Brechbuhl bagged a try with impressive power and speed in the 25th minute.
With hope running out, the Ducks tried short kick offs to no avail, all attempts were defused giving the Polecats better field position, as the forwards continued to dominate the ruck and the Polecats bagged 3 tries in 5 minutes. Joel Bollard showed off a goose step not seen since Russia removed the iron curtain to dive over.
Greg Dowd showed why he is affectionately known as ‘the Athlete’ diving over for a classic forwards try of get low and go in and Shiem Fuimaono also joined the list of try scorers.
Just when the Polecats looked set to close it out Western Sydney University showed a resurgence grabbing a couple of late tries, helped by a wayward pass which was a certain Polecats try. The ducks intercepted and ran 100 metres.
In the dying stages Ben Carter survived a punch in the groin to come up millimetres short and players player Iszak Taalili wrapped it up to complete his double.
POLECATS 46 DUCKS 16(Tries: Iszak Taalili, Daniel Arona, Ben Keary, Greg Dowd, Callan Brechbuhl, Joel Bollard, Shiem Faumaono, Goals: Bruce Faufili 6)