Leeton hands out 136-point thrashing

ONSLAUGHT: Andrew Madden can't stop Sai Ratugradra from popping a ball up for his Leeton teammate during Phantoms' 144-8 win over Griffith at Leeton No.1 Oval on Saturday. Picture: Liam Warren

ONSLAUGHT: Andrew Madden can't stop Sai Ratugradra from popping a ball up for his Leeton teammate during Phantoms' 144-8 win over Griffith at Leeton No.1 Oval on Saturday. Picture: Liam Warren

Leeton put on one of the biggest scores in Southern Inland history with a 144-8 win over Griffith at Leeton No.1 Oval on Saturday.

In a clash between the undefeated team and the winless team this season, the Phantoms scored virtually from the kick off and never let up.

The game was called off five minutes early after a head clash when the Blacks already had no one left on the bench.

Joe Ratu crossed four times, and had plenty of opportunities to score more, while James Moore finished with a hat-trick.

Besides the massive scoreline, captain Bill Bevan, who was one of two Phantoms players not to score a try, was pleased with how his team continued to play to the game plan.

“We didn’t try and get ahead of ourselves and play crap rugby, we tried to stick to our structures and our game plan,” Bevan said.

Up 76-0 at the break, Leeton got to 112 before Blacks coach Jason Waring-Byrant put his team on the board with a penalty goal.

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