CSU moved past the disappointment of missing out on a premier division position to score a come from behind win over Wagga City at Beres Ellwood on Saturday.
City led 10-0 early after an “atrocious” start from the Reddies, before they were able to click into gear and score a 55-15 win.
CSU coach Paul Spain was far from impressed early but started to gain control when they started to play with more discipline.
“We were atrocious in the first 10 minutes and City led 10-0,” Spain said.
“We were very ill-disciplined – penalties, dropped balls and missed tackles – and they probably should have been up more.”
Reddies led 36-10 at half-time and didn’t take their foot off the pedal running into the wind.
Spain thought the poor start was the shock his team needed as it moves into the second phase of the season.
The Reddies’ forwards got their chance to shine on Saturday and impressed in all aspects of the game.
Coming out on top in the line out, scrums and in general play Spain was pleased to see his bigger men stand tall.
Courtesy of the bonus point win CSU moves well clear on top of the ladder, 13 points ahead of their biggest rivals Wagga City.
CSU 55 (L Post, C Hinton, C McMahon C Donohue, A Dutton, P Hood, H McMahon, M Fealy tries; P Hood 3 cons, A Dutton 3 cons, pen) d WAGGA CITY 15 (N Smith, J Shaw tries; S Stoltenberg con, pen)
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