Big boys come out to play

THE big boys from the Nowra-Bomaderry Jets had a field day when they took on a smaller but brave opposition at the Berry Showground on Saturday.

The Berry Shoalhaven Heads side just could not contain its rampaging Group Seven Rugby League opponent and suffered a 58-6 loss.

Even from their warm-up, which was full of laughs and smiles, the Jets looked like they were set for a fun day out and this attitude led to some pretty remarkable tries.

Big Ben Benny Lahene's chip and chase effort to score under the posts stunned the crowd as did gazelle like run of over 50 metres that Zac Kershaw produced to score his try.

Those two stunners from the burly props were both pretty good to watch.

Another beauty was the one from Jets’ coach Dwyane Connors which showed why he is nicknamed ‘Busta’.

Berry got play re-started, after a try to Tyson Simpson, and ball ended up in Connors’ hands and he bust the line and sprinted away to score.

Berry did stick with the Jets early on in the piece but as mentioned the Jets were just too big and strong.

Down 32-nil at halftime the Magpies were always going to struggle but you can’t say they did not try.

The home side also struggled with injuries and halfback Joe Rogers and centre Josh Coulter both had to sit out a fair part of the match.

The Magpies, with what little possession they had, kept on plugging away and late in the match Josh Ingold crossed for the home team’s only try.

Full credit to all the Magpies for trying so hard and special mention goes to diminutive winger Russell Shepard.

Shepard was smashed each time he got the ball but he kept on working hard for his team.

Hard to find a Jets player who played badly and coach Connors said he was happy with the team’s effort.

“I wish we brought in that style of play at the start of the season,” he said.

“Obviously we are not going to make the semis and I said to the boys today was a bit of fun and games so throw the ball around.

“Our play was pretty immaculate, particularly with the forwards and with what they created and I am pretty happy.”

To reach the semi-finals next year Connors said the Jets needs to have a better completion rate and he hopes all the troops come back next season.