A SUCCESSFUL trip across the border has produced a memorable debut for the Gunditjmara Bulls rugby league team.
It was the Bulls first outing in the Limestone Coast Rugby League.
On Saturday, they defeated the Blue Lake Knights 30-20 in Mount Gambier.
Cullen Gaby was named the player of the day, Coedie Carter-Clarke was best back and Bruz Alberts best forward.
A flying start to the game set the win up for the Bulls, with tries from Keegan Gaby, Phil Chatfield, Billy Briggs and Bruz Alberts, and three out of four conversations from Jayden Millet, opening up a 22-0 half-time lead.
Bulls teams manager Maurice Graham said the Knights came hard in the second half.
“The Bulls had to defend and showed great spirit,” Graham said.
“The lift we needed came from Phil Chatfield with a barnstorming run, fending off the Knights defenders at will and running the length of the field to score out wide.”
Graham said this play from Chatfield helped seal the win and presented the chance to rotate players through the bench.
He said a highlight was an on-field cameo by 51-year-old coach Renata Da Ros.
The lift we needed came from Phil Chatfield with a barnstorming run.Maurice Graham