Boggabri Roos coach Shane Rampling believes the unbeaten Moree Boars are beatable after his Roos pushed the home side in last weekend’s 56-22 Group 4 first grade loss at Boughton Oval.

While the Boars deserved their victory, Rampling felt his side could have made it a lot closer except for a few mistakes.

“We knew it was going to be tough and physical,” Rampling told G4 Media.

“I was pretty happy with our effort, the effort out there but we just made some crucial errors and that led to four tries.

“One was an intercept and another we didn’t ground the ball in the in-goal. They also scored a try just before half-time and one right after half-time.

“Moree was good, they were clinical. Jamie Sampson was outstanding and I thought Luke Hetherington was good too. You can see why they are the competition leaders, they play a fast-paced game.

“I thought we covered Brenton Cochrane pretty well but Jamie Sampson cut us to pieces, he’s so quick.

“They are the number one team and you can’t give them cheap ball like we did.

“But I didn’t think the scoreline reflected the game. Our effort was there but we just made some errors that we will work on and fix.”

He thought halfback Andrew Wallace had his best game since joining the Roos earlier this year.

“He’s starting to come into his own,” Rampling said of the new halfback.

“Matty Gillham was huge for us again. He just gives 110 per cent all the time.

“And Nic Millar and Stino Penisoni were good too. We just got a few bad calls, some 50-50s that didn’t go our way as well.”

Rampling said his side can “take a few positives” out of today’s loss.


MOREE 56 (Adrian Smith 3, William Baker, Jamie Sampson, Michael Watton, Luke Hetherington, Brett Wright, Brenton Cochrane, Shannon Hippi, Caleb Binge tries, Smith 6gls) d BOGGABRI 22 (Andrew Wallace, Nic Millar, Matt Avendano, Shaun Donnan tries, Robert Doolan 3gls). 

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