The Killarney Cutters triumphed 22-14 over the Tenterfield Tigers to kick start the 2017 Border Rugby League season.
The Killarney Cutters triumphed 22-14 over the Tenterfield Tigers to kick start the 2017 Border Rugby League season. John Towells

Cutters excel in season debut

A HOME game advantage saw the Killarney Cutters take a win against Tenterfield yesterday. 

Club president Aaron McKinney said the team took a 22-14 victory after upping their defence in the second half. 

"It was a really good game of footy," McKinney said. 

"Tenterfield scored two early tries and then the boys just gelled and tightened up in the defence and played some great rugby. 

"We got it up to 14 to 10 by half time and it was a relatively low scoring game with both teams working hard on the defence in the second half."  

McKinney said the Cutters displayed some great defence led by Jamie Watts. 

"Rohan Keogh and Nathan Green came off the bench which lifted us in the attack," he said. 

"Full back Josh Drennert was our top player helping in attack, and Jacob Hoffman displayed his usual work horse skills and was outstanding in both defence and attack the whole game." 

The Cutters will be heading to Inglewood next Saturday for what McKinney said would be a tough second match.  

"Inglewood are strong competitors so it will be a tough game," he said.  

"We'll have Bradley Green and Brett Watts back in the sides to help out. 

"We're starting out the season strong and the fitness training seems to be working with our boys looking fit out there so that will continue to be a focus of our training."



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