One word, relentless, describes the performance of a clinical Forbes Platypi who continued their winning form with a runaway win against the Parkes Boars on the weekend.
“It was a pleasing result in the end after a slow start,” team manager Phil Prior said of the 47 to 13 victory.
“Parkes crossed in the first few minutes,” Prior said.
“It probably took us about 15 minutes to get into the game, but once the boys got into the groove, they certainly started to bear a bit of fruit.”
As has been the case in recent weeks Saturday’s win, Prior said, was built on the back of a solid scrum and well executed set pieces from the Platypi.
In a standout performance Matt Coles crossed for a hat trick of tries.
“It’s pleasing to see him back in form,” Prior said of Coles’ performance.
Half back Fangapou also shone for the Platypi, Prior said.
“It was a very pleasing result, it’s pleasing to see the boys are making a big effort at training during the week and it’s bearing fruit on the weekends.”
Both teams came out hard but Parkes were the first to strike with Joe Nash just too fast and strong for the Forbes backs.
Stung by the early try to Parkes Forbes lifted and hit back with Matt Coles first of three tries for the day.
For most of the first half both teams were evenly matched with the game played end to end and the lead back and forward.
Late in the first half Parkes was in front and there was a faint hope there could be an upset.
But just prior to half time two quick tries to Forbes saw them in control at the break 26-13.
In the second half Parkes looked good in patches but Forbes was relentless and showed why they are near the top of the ladder.
Parkes experienced players could see the precision of the structure in the forwards and Matt Cole was able to take advantage of every opportunity and was one of the best for the Platypi.
Forbes used their bench well and continued to put pressure on the Boars adding another 21 points for the second half.
Final score Forbes 47 Parkes 13.
The Wolfpack won convincingly again and are back on track in what was a good club effort.
This weekend the Platypi host the Mudgee Wombats in the club’s annual Charity Day when they will wear one-off super hero jerseys.
The jerseys will be auctioned off after the match.
Club president Tracey Prior said the Rugby Club’s annual charity day was an opportunity for them to give back to their supporters.
“We want to give back to the community who give so much to us.”
The Platypi are expected to go into the match intact after coming out of last weekend’s match unscathed and injury free.
The Charity Day kicks off with the Colts at 12.45pm on Saturday, July 22.