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Pirates the team to beat in Broome Touch after strong win over runaways

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All Stars' Emile Boxer about to make a pass.
Camera IconAll Stars' Emile Boxer about to make a pass. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser

There were some massive wins in division one of Broome touch rugby down at the BRAC on Thursday night.

First up, the Pirates made the Runaways walk the plank, doubling the Runaways’ score to take home the win.

The Runaways struggled to score in the first half making just two tries while the Pirates sailed through the Runaways defence, making five tries.

Then the Pirates ratcheted up the pressure in the second half, scoring a massive 11 tries as the Runaways managed to score just six tries, putting them well behind to loose the match by eight points, 8 to 16.

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Ashlee O’Connell was the prime try scorer for the Pirates making four over the course of the match. Paul Boon was the best scorer for the Runaways making three tries.

In division one, the Bushchooks easily knocked back the Stingers for the win.

In the first half the Bushchooks doubled their opponents’ score coming away with eight tries while the Stingers only managed four.

Kristy Woodward was a powerhouse for the Stingers in the first half scoring all four of the team’s tries and scoring the most for the match.

The Stingers defence could not hold back the Bushchooks in the second half, allowing them to score five tries while the Stingers had four, letting the Bushchooks win the match, 13 to 8.

Ben Lye scored the most tries for the Bushchooks, making three over the course of the game.

Then the All Stars took down Fyre in a close match -p.

The All Stars dominated the first half of the match scoring five tries while the Fyre only managed to get the ball across the line three times.

It was closer in the second half with Fyre scoring three tries while the All Stars managed to capture one more try than Fyre scoring four, winning the match, 9 to 6.

Cooper Matthews helped push the All Stars to victory, scoring the most tries for the team with three while Zak Austin made the most tries for Fyre, scoring twice.

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