Match Report – Intrust Super Premiership

Image: Kyle Turner - Intrust Super Premiership [Open Age] | Round 2 | Penrith Vs North Sydney | Penrith Stadium | 17/03/2018. Photo Steve Little.

The North Sydney Intrust Super Premiership have yet to record a win after facing a very polished Dragons outfit lead by ex-Bear Darren Nicholls.

As the match began a solid Bears forward pack of Jason Clark, Dean Britt, Siosifa Talakai and Kyle Turner helped keep the Dragons at bay.

However, by the tenth minute, the Dragon’s were evading the Bears line defence out wide and got close enough for forward Josh Kerr to score under the posts.

From there the Dragons slammed on 18 points in the first half with the Bears only chances a close try for Amanaki Veamatahau and a disallowed try from Mawene Hiroti.

In the second half consecutive penalties against the Bears allowed the Dragons one more polished four-pointer.

However, as the Bears forward pack kicked into second gear, the Bears were able to restrict the Dragons for the remainder of the match.

A consolation try to Bears centre Amanaki Veamatahau in the seventh minute brought the final score to 22-4 in favour of the Dragons.

The Bears Intrust Super team have a bye next weekend followed by a trip to Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium in round 5 to face the Knights.

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS 22 (tries: Joshua Kerr, Jacob Host Jordan Pereira, John Tohi, conversions: Jai Field 3),
defeated NORTH SYDNEY BEARS 4 (try: Amanaki Veamatahau).
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