ELITE CAUGHT IN DEEP WATER, SEAWOLVES WIN ON THE ROAD
the board first, 0-7. The Seawolves drove down the pitch but Elite managed to overturn the ball. Austin spotted a gap and was once again able to find
the try zone. 0-14 Austin Elite.
looked to be a try but the ref called deemed it held up. With the Seawolves getting the put in at the a scrum, Riekert Hattingh spotted a gap and picked
the ball off the back, muscling over for a Seattle try. Brock Staller converted to bring the Seawolves to the board, 7-14, 21 minutes in. Austin received
a yellow card for a dangerous tackle, but shortly after, a penalty call against the Seawolves gave Austin a penalty. They kicked for points and raised
their lead to 7-17. The Seawolves came back with a maul by the try line and Dan Trierweiler peeled off to find his way into the try zone. Staller converted
and the Seawolves made it a three point game, 17-14 Austin. Once back in the game after his sin bin offense. Austin’s hooker received a another penalty
and Staller kicked for points to tie things up 17-17 as the first half ended.
together attacking phases. Twenty minutes into the second half the Seawolves dominated possession but were unable to convert.
into the corner for a try. Staller’s conversion was no good as it hit the crossbar, but the Seawolves still gained their first lead of the game, 22-17.
A long string of phases once again led to a Seawolves scrum by Austin’s try line. The maul pushed forwards and Hattingh was able to peel off the back
for another try. Staller’s conversion was good and pushed the lead ahead to 29-17 with just under five minutes remaining.
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