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  • Writer's pictureOren Tyler

MacKillop Catholic College dominates Catholic Cup

MacKillop Catholic College has reasserted it’s authority over junior school Rugby League with an impressive 58 – 8 victory over O’Loughlin Catholic College.

On Wednesday 19th of August 2020 the Rugby League Catholic Cup made its long awaited return to the regular school season. The cup, in hiatus since 2016 has traditionally been one of the ‘grudge’ major tournaments between the Catholic high schools of the NT. This year the cup was played as a one off match between MacKillop and O’Loughlin Catholic Colleges and had a good variety of talent on show!

The game got off to an exciting start with MacKillop scoring two early trys, however some questionable conversion attempts kept the score line at a modest 10 – 0. O’Loughlin pushed hard for the line however were denied on numerous occasions. As the MacKillop gained the upper hand the visitors only crossed once in the first half heading to the sheds trailing 24 – 4.

The second half was a similar affair as MacKillop pushed through a tiring O’Loughlin defensive line. Massive efforts from the forwards to secure good field position saw stars Anaru Morgan and Taylem Sariago cross multiple times in the second half. By the end of play MacKillop completed their comprehensive victory, running out convincing winners 58-8.

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