Boars miss key forwards in rugby loss against CSU

Nothing was going to stop CSU from continuing their unbeaten record in the New Holland Agriculture cup when they faced the Parkes Boars last Saturday.

The Boars were struggling with several key forwards missing from their line up due to illness and other regulars unavailable due to work commitments.

Discipline was the key factor that gave CSU dominance in general play, coupled with a one sided 23-6 penalty count against the Boars CSU took the match 11-0.

Boars held their own for the first 20 minutes despite multiple penalties.

Jonah Ruzgas, a former Boars rising star now playing with CSU, charged through the middle of the field to off load to a waiting Nick Plunkett in open space on the wing.

Plunkett had no problems grounding the ball for the first points.

The conversion missed.

Within the 10 minute period prior to the break two penalties awarded to CSU in front of goal saw Jack Keppel add a further six points to the CSU board.

The Boars went to the sheds down 11-0.

On return to the field The Boars lifted but again the penalty count kept them from the score line. Several times the Boars made the line to be denied. The defence worked hard and held CSU scoreless in the second half.

Best and fairest points 3- Ross Henderson, 2- Jarrod Westcott, 1- Toby Baigent. Players player Ross Henderson.

This weekend the Boars travel to Dubbo to face off against the Dubbo Rhinos. The match kicks off at 3:15.

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