HEAD TO HEAD: Texas Terriers and Stanthorpe Gremlins players form up for a scrum during the game at the weekend. Photo Ella Archibald-Binge / Stanthorpe Border Post
HEAD TO HEAD: Texas Terriers and Stanthorpe Gremlins players form up for a scrum during the game at the weekend. Photo Ella Archibald-Binge / Stanthorpe Border Post Ella Archibald-Binge

Try spree for Gremlins

WET weather was no obstacle for the Stanthorpe Gremlins when they took to the field against the Texas Terriers at the weekend.

Played in Texas, the game ended in a 66-4 win by the Gremlins.

Stanthorpe spokesman Paul Shatte said it was the team's first win for the season.

"Once the boys got well and truly on top it gave them the chance to try a few new moves," Shatte said.

"And a few of those led to some of our tries.

"It also meant we were able to try a few guys in new positions as well."

Shatte said the game which could normally be a heated clash was played in good spirits.

"Texas seems to be in a rebuilding period at the moment with a lot of young guys on the team," he said.

"To their credit they put on a good game for us."

Shatte said the Gremlins handled the wet weather well.

"Considering how wet it was, their handling wasn't as bad as it could have been," he said.

"Jason Cobon probably had the best game I have seen him play in a long while.

"A lot of the young guys also went really well."

Shatte said despite the rain, the crowd size was quite good.

He also said the Gremlins had no injuries to worry about.

Try scorers for Stanthorpe were Gary Skimmings with two, Tyson Mitchell with four, Brad Crisp, Andrew Thorne, Chris Hills, Lukas Wilkinson, Craig Lawson and Clinton Thorne all with one try each.

Newcomer Tyson Mitchell also converted nine of the tries.

There are no games this weekend due to the South West team trials in Miles. The competition will resume with round three on Saturday, April 27.

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