Maroochydore pick up first win in round 5 Australia's Sunshine Coast Rugby Union 2021 season

Thursday, May 6, 2021

May 1, 2021
Maroochydore 27
University 15
Cotton Tree, Queensland
Maroochydore picked up their first win of the 2021 season with a 27 to 15 win over University at home.
Image: Patrick Gillett.

On Saturday, in the round 5 of Australia's Sunshine Coast Rugby Union, Maroochydore picked up their first win of the season with a 27 points to 15 win over University of the Sunshine Coast.

"Definitely as a club we needed a win," said Maroochydore coach Ben Radmall. "The first couple of weeks you know they're tough on the field there and we had a pretty bad loss to Wynnum last week which we sort of expecting to win. So it's good to get the monkey off the back now. As you can tell the boys are pretty excited but you know we've still got a lot to improve on that's what's exciting, I guess."

Maroochydore took a 10 point lead into half time having scored one converted try and a penalty goal. They did not lose the lead despite conceding three tries.

"I think the boys probably just realized that they were in the fight," Radmall said. "They had a bit of belief in that second half which was excellent."

University coach Brand Tronc lamented key messages not sinking in during the game.

"We tried to play a different style, it doesn't suit us." Tronc said. "We just got to turn up and do the work. We just got to be prepared to go in the trenches with teams. We can't have it all our own way. [The] boys [have] just got to battle harden themselves and be ready for what teams throw at us."


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