Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Kawana Shows No Mercy in Big Win; Caloundra RSL Cup Rookies Take Positives out of Lop-Sided Loss to Competition Heavyweights

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Kawana Shows No Mercy in Big Win; Caloundra RSL Cup Rookies Take Positives out of Lop-Sided Loss to Competition Heavyweights

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Tim

Vetter

Sports Writer

tim.vetter@gympietimes.com

RUGBY LEAGUE: After showing positive signs in their first ever match just a week earlier, the newly formed Gympie/Noosa A-grade side were brought back to earth on Sunday.

Heading into the match against undefeated competition leaders Kawana, they were quietly confident of causing a huge upset after coming from behind to draw 22-all draw with Maroochydore the week before.

Kawana showed no mercy though, as the Caloundra RSL Cup powerhouse ran in 11 tries to claim a 56-6 victory.

"It was a pretty tough day for us, they were on top all game," Gympie Rugby League president Jim Bougoure said.

"They're such a good side though, very well drilled.

"I can't see anyone beating them this year to be honest.

"To the boys credit, they never once gave up despite being well behind on the scoreboard.

"They realise it's early days, and only a matter of time before our combinations are effective and we really start to fire. …

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