Cutters win the shield
THE Killarney Cutters secured the Border Rugby League Patrons Shield with a convincing 38-20 win over the Tenterfield Tigers at Tenterfield on Saturday.
Killarney scored in the opening minutes when winger Dion Galloway jumped above the Tenterfield winger to take the ball from a high kick across the field to score the first of his two tries in the opening 15 minutes.
Tenterfield representative player Lucas Dearden broke the Killarney defence to score under the post and convert his try.
Tenterfield were reduced to 12 men eight minutes from the half time when Simon Andrews was sent the sin bin which saw the Cutters run in three unanswered tries to go to the break with a 28-12 lead.
Tenterfield were first to score in the second half through the hands of Damien Petrie.
The Killarney defence was too strong for the Tigers as they attacked the line for four straight sets as well as crossing the line to be held up and centre Bradley Green saved a sure try as he forced Damian Petrie into touch as he was about to score.
There was 15 minutes of solid football before the next points when a Tenterfield player did a one-on-one steal 10 metres out and passed to forward Don Everson to score.
Tries: Killarney - Bradley Green 2, Dion Galloway 2, Paul Curtis, Brett Watts and Peter Giffin 1 try each with Chris McGregor converting 5 goals; Tenterfield - Brendan Minns, Simon Andrews, Don Everson and Damian Petrie one try each, Lucas Dearden 2 goals.
Referee points: 3 Jamie Watts (Kill), 2 Lucas Dearden (Tent) and 1 Adam Upton (Kill).