Rugby League

Silktails lose to Souths

March 16, 2024 1:44 pm

The Kaiviti Silktails have gone down 20-14 to the South Sydney Rabbitohs during their Jersey Flag competition at Churchill Park.

Just after the 31st minute, the Rabbitohs got the opening try as they led 6-nil under heavy conditions.

It didn’t take the Silktails long to hit back as Seru Kalounivalu touched down.

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The conversion was successful as both teams drew 6-all.

Just a few minutes from halftime, Souths struck through Carson Kaho as they took the lead 12-6.

In the second half, the Silktails got the perfect start as Bill Taria dotted down for their second try.

But they could not level the points as the conversation didn’t go in, Silktails trailed 12-10.

The two sides then traded tries as the visitors led 18-14.

With minutes left on the clock to full time, the Rabbitohs got a penalty in front of the sticks and opted to kick at goal.

The Silktails tried their best to level the scores but the Rabbitohs held their defense.

Despite this loss, head coach, Wes Naiqama is still proud of his players.

“Again proud of the boys. It was a real courageous effort from everyone. Obviously the conditions wasn’t suited to the way we wanted to play but I though in regard to the way we play how we train and what we wanted tot achieve, we played a tough opposition and we also ticked a lot of boxes today. ”

The Silktails is set to face Dragons next week.