Round 14 - Premier Rugby Review - 3 / Jul / 2017

Bond stun the Brethren

Bond University secured a 18-17 win over Brothers at Crosby Park on Saturday.

Brothers held the lead at the 78-minute mark but a Bond breakaway turned into a game winning try from Tainui Ford.

Bond got out to an early lead, putting a quick eight points on the board with an unsuccessful converted try from Ford and a penalty from Harry Nucifora.

Brothers winger Mitch Felsman put the pressure on the visitors and caused a turnover for Tom Sayer’s try.

Returning from injury Dallan Murphy changed the pace of the game, using great vision to kick across the field into the hands of Felsman for a try. That try put Brothers ahead 12-8 at half time.

After the break, Murphy and Felsman reconnected for another structured play, pressuring bond to defend their line.

The pressure resulted in Bond Lock Cadeyrn Neville seeing yellow for a professional foul.

Capitalising on Bond being down a man, Brothers kept the heat on, with Felsman going over for his second try of the game to put the home side in front 17-8.

With 10 minutes remaining, Bond’s Dylan Riley scored out wide after quick hands created an overlap to reduce the Brethren’s lead to five points.
Bond played with confidence in the dying stages and sealed the one-point win when Nucifora split Brothers' defence and linked up with Ford for the match-winning try.

Brothers will regroup for a Round 16 home game clash against Souths next Saturday while Bond head to Yoku Road to GPS.

Bond University 18 (T Ford M Marshall D Riley tries H Nucifora pen) d Brothers 17 (M Felsman 2 tries T Sayer try M Felsman con)

 

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