Coach praises wily Rams comeback

HAPPY: Western coach Kurt Hancock is chuffed with his side ahead of a round three blockbuster with Bidgee.

HAPPY: Western coach Kurt Hancock is chuffed with his side ahead of a round three blockbuster with Bidgee.

Western will head into its final round clash of the 2017 under 16s Country Championships with the Bidgee Bulls on the back of two wins thanks to a come-from-behind victory over the Greater Southern Redbacks on Saturday.

The Rams trailed 12-0 early but soon earned a decent block of possession to race out to a 30-12 and then 34-18 advantage at Camden’s Kirkham Park.

Two late converted tries to the Redbacks ensured the match’s final 34-30 result flattered the Southern outfit, with Blayney centre Dylan Marmion crossing for two tries in Western’s win.

Coach Kurt Hancock said he was confident of a win and despite trailing early his Rams outfit never really looked threatened by the improved Redbacks side.

“I was fairly comfortable.

“At no stage did I think we were going to be beaten even though we were down 12-0 there early on,” Hancock said.

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