Young guns step up for Stallions

Richard Bensley playing for the Southern Stingrays in the Country Rugby League under 18 championships in Wollongong on the weekend.

Richard Bensley playing for the Southern Stingrays in the Country Rugby League under 18 championships in Wollongong on the weekend.

THE Cooma Stallions will field one of their youngest first grade sides in recent memory, following injuries to the three players ahead of the clash with last year's premiers Moruya, this Sunday.

The Stallions is gearing up for a bumper Sunday of rugby league when they host the Moruya Sharks across all grades at the Cooma Showground.

Group 16 rugby league action will resume on Sunday, June 15, following the long weekend break.

The Stallions first grade side currently sit fifth on the ladder, registering one win and four losses this season.

In contrast to the Stallions fortunes, Moruya has the best attack in the league whilst notching up four victories.

When the sides last met earlier this season, Moruya easily accounted for the Stallions 36-18. Although taking the home ground advantage into the round seven match, the Stallions face a difficult assignment. Kick off in first grade is 2.30pm.

The Stallions reserve grade side are coming off an impressive performance against Narooma a fortnight ago and enter this match searching for their second win of the season. Cooma sit in sixth spot on the ladder, while Moruya are third. A dominant display from the Cooma forwards in their last outing could be the catalyst in turning their season around.

Undefeated so far this season, the Cooma Fillies take on third place Moruya. The Fillies are second, on for and against points, in the competition with five wins to their name. They annihilated Narooma in their previous outing, 36-0, scoring two length of the field tries. In their five wins, the Fillies are yet to concede any points, a defensive record rarely seen.

To start Sunday's proceedings, the under 18 side will be looking to bounce back from two losses when they meet Moruya from 10.30am.

After two wins and two losses, the Stallions youngsters still find themselves in sitting in second place on ladder.

Two of their players, Richard Bensley and Brandon Williams, represented the Southern Stingrays in the Country Rugby League Under 18 Championships held in Wollongong over the long weekend, coming away with a win over Newcastle and a loss to Greater Northern.

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