Southcity puts on big score against Temora

TOUGH TUSSLE: Southcity pair Josh Cochrane and Nathan Rose work to bring down Temora centre Matt Hughes in the big win by the Bulls at Harris Park on Sunday. Picture: Laura Hardwick

TOUGH TUSSLE: Southcity pair Josh Cochrane and Nathan Rose work to bring down Temora centre Matt Hughes in the big win by the Bulls at Harris Park on Sunday. Picture: Laura Hardwick

Southcity put in their most complete effort of the year in a 32-point thrashing of Temora on Sunday.

The Bulls started in red hot fashion, scoring a 60-metre try two minutes into the clash at Harris Park, and dominated until the end.

Centre Usaia O’Sullivan scored a hat-trick as he and winger Jesse Greenway wreaked havoc on the right edge during the 48-16 victory.

It was only the second time the pair has played together, but it shapes as an exciting combination out wide for the Bulls.

Greenway showed plenty of pace to score the opening try while O’Sullivan perfect combination of size and speed gave the Dragons plenty of headaches.

The centre is happy to be back at the club after a short stint in Queensland.

“It’s good to be back and we’re trying to find our combos all over again,” O’Sullivan said.

“We’ve got Mitch Bennett and Jesse Greenway out there now and we’re trying to work with each other.”

O’Sullivan missed the first game of the season but believes the Bulls are slowly building back to where they were last year.

“We are heading there week-by-week,” he said.

After Greenway’s brilliant effort to open the scores, the Bulls soon added to their advantage when a Hayden Jeans cut-out pass found O’Sullivan inside his own half, he then put Greenway into space before Mitch Curran backed up on his inside to score.

Temora were on the board after 11 minutes when the Bulls failed to control a Grant Hughes bomb and winger Grant Kitchingman scored.

However two minutes later the Bulls were hit back as Nathan Rose broke through a poor tackle attempt and put Jake Dooley over.

O’Sullivan then scored his first after the Bulls capitalised off a mistake from Kitchingman before a second mistake from the winger led to an easy try to Tim Hurst and gave the Bulls a 26-4 lead at the break.

Six minutes into the second half O’Sullivan went over for his second to and while the Dragons hit back when Palu Tonga stormed over there would be no chance of a miracle comeback.

Instead the Bulls found more holes in the defensive line and two runaway tries to Kyle McCarthy and O’Sullivan added to the bulging scoreline only minutes later.

Rose then got a try of his own after a strong run by captain-coach Nick Skinner before the Dragons scored late through Hayden Philp.

Temora captain-coach Grant Boyd was far from impressed with the attitude shown by his players.

He urged them to have pride in the jumper and he thought they lacked desire.

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