Men's Rugby League progress to the Quarter-Finals with a dominant display

Men's Rugby League progress to the Quarter-Finals with a dominant display

It was the last 16 round of the cup, and NTU Men’s Rugby League first team got off to a flying start. Within only eight minutes they had already managed to grab two tries, as great attacking play against what looked like a weak Manchester Met (MMU) defence, made the score 12-0.

NTU kept piling on the pressure, forcing mistakes from the opposing team, who were giving away multiple penalties, allowing NTU to attack even more. Frustration was setting in for MMU, who just could not get a foothold on the game.

MMU finally managed to get a hold of the ball, but not for long, as NTU dispossessed them quickly to counter attack, making the score 18-0 to NTU.

MMU started to make some good attacking plays, but the NTU defence was too strong, keeping them at bay. It wasn't long before NTU started to control the game again, and soon after, they made it 30-0 with two tries in quick succession just before the half time whistle.

After the break, MMU looked stronger, and managed to pull back a try with a successful conversion. However, NTU took control again and started to attack well, making some clever plays. A fantastic kick sent the NTU attack through the back line of the MMU defence, and another try was scored, followed by another just minutes after.

Frustration had really set in for MMU at this point, and they looked despondent, giving NTU a chance to run away with the game. NTU took this opportunity, scoring a couple more well-worked tries, and just to add insult to injury, with the last kick of the game, the NTU Goal-Kicker converted the final try of the game with his weaker foot!

The team will now progress into the Quarter-Finals of the cup.

Final Score: NTU 52-6 MMU.

By Callum Rowland - NTU Sport Volunteer

Men's Rugby League progress to the Quarter-Finals with a dominant display

Published on 23 February 2017
  • Category: Sport

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