Country defeated City 10-4 following a strong second half in the Physical Disability game at Leichhardt Oval today to kick off day two of the NSWRL Country v City representative weekend.
Country set the tone for their win off the back of their defence in the first half with no points being scored by either side. Despite the scoreless first half, Player of the Match Siang Beh got the crowd on their feet almost every time he touched the ball with his speed and footwork through the middle of the field.
Comedian Adam Hill, who has always been a great ambassador for Physical Disability Rugby League, was instrumental for City in the first half doing most of the kicking and creating plenty of opportunities with the ball in hand.
The second half started with plenty of action thanks to Beh, who cut through several defenders to score the first try and after a successful conversion, Country led 6-0.
Conceding a try seemed to spark the City side and they hit back through winger Rylee Lowe who used his strength to crash over on the right edge, taking the score to 6-4. The conversion was unsuccessful.
City’s Noah Pittas was one of their best, using his speed on the edges to get his side upfield although not to be outdone, Jake Vukobratovich got Country into attacking field position off the back of a linebreak. Once in attacking field position, Beh scored his second of the day, this time in the left-hand corner to put Country up 10-4.
A great run from dummy half by young Daniel Brodie got the crowd excited in the final minute but the scoreboard stayed at 10-4, giving Country a well-deserved victory to start the day.