ATTACK MINDED: The Avondale Tigers backs are seeing more of the ball with more go-forward in the pack.
ATTACK MINDED: The Avondale Tigers backs are seeing more of the ball with more go-forward in the pack. Rob Black

Avondale finishes strongly to beat Isis in trial game

The Northern Districts Rugby League side defeated the Isis Devils 28-14 in the only trial match for both teams before the start of their season.

After scoring three tries in the opening 30 minutes, the Tigers held off a late challenge from the Devils to secure the win.

Avondale coach Luke Owen said the team showed plenty of spirit in the contest.

"The boys played really well and we got some good game time into everyone," he said.

"The team in the last 20 really turned it on again and got a couple of tries to seal the game."

He added the team emerged with no injury concerns after the match.

"It was pretty hot with no breeze out there," he said.

"We got a few bumps and bruises but no real injury concerns."

As for Isis, they will now have two weeks off to prepare for the new Bundaberg Rugby League season with a bye in round one.



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