Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Rays Deliver Hope; Sunshine Coast Remains Winless but Lifts Intensity at Last

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Rays Deliver Hope; Sunshine Coast Remains Winless but Lifts Intensity at Last

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RUGBY UNION: Sunshine Coast coach John Rangihuna finally has something to smile about.

The beleaguered Stingrays remained winless for the season after a 38-5 home loss to Brothers last night, but the final score did not reflect one very important fact Co the home side's whole-hearted commitment.

Rangihuna had asked his players to deliver consistent effort, and for the most part they did.

Except for a few costly periods where their intensity dropped off for a moment, the Stingrays took it to the competition leader.

Rangihuna labelled it the Rays' s best performance of the season.

In a major blow to the injury-ravaged club, inspirational Stingrays skipper Tom Beattie is expected to be sidelined for several weeks after dislocating his shoulder early in the second half.

C[pounds sterling]I though the effort was really good today,C[yen] Rangihuna said. C[pounds sterling]They turned up and had a dig and didn't take any backward steps.

C[pounds sterling]A couple of those new boys coming back in (to the side) made a big difference. …

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