Coolum Colts defeat Kawana

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Kawana were no match for Coolum at home on Saturday, June 29. 

COOLUM Colts A Grade team consolidated their second place on the table with a 32 to 4 win over Kawana last Saturday night at home in Round 12 of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie Rugby League. 

Nathan Saumalu opened the scoring for Coolum when he crossed in the 7th minute. 

Two tries to Jed Bignell saw Coolum go to the break leading 14 to 4. 

Big front rowers Isaac Jones and Ethan Saisoa’a led the way for Coolum with continual strong runs in the middle of the field. 

Coolum defeated Kawana 32-4. 

Coolum’s defense stood up during the second stanza denying Kawana the opportunity to add to their first-half points with Josh Rowe, Jaeden Usher and Mitch Bebbington tackling themselves to a standstill. 

Coolum’s backline was very polished as they added four more tries during the second half, none better than crowd favourite Lachlan Turner’s 75th-minute try which came after some slick passing and backing up the ball player. 

Coach Matt Smith said that it was a good all-round effort from Coolum with strong defence across the park coupled with a well-organised attack. 

In the earlier games, Coolum won the Reserve Grade 42 to 10 and the U19’s went down 24 to 22 to Kawana. 

The Coolum Colts hosted Kawana at home. All Photos: Cordelia Turner

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