Just way too classy.
That’s about the only way to describe Dubbo Kangaroos after the side claimed the Central West Junior Rugby Union under 15s premiership at Orange’s Endeavour Oval on Saturday, completing a stunning undefeated season in the process.
The side, without NSW Country Eagles guns Nick Tighe and Max Rumble, stormed home in a dominant second half showing to ultimately seal a 43-14 victory over a plucky Orange City Lions side.
Roos led 19-14 at the break and, led by super-composed five-eighth Jayden Blake, piled on another 24 unanswered points in the second half to blow the decider out completely.
Not that the Lions were bad, far from it.
In fact, Orange City was the better side for a large chunk of the first half.
Simply, this Kangaroos side was just too good, it was too good all season, the undeniable class among the group shining through in the second half.
“Look, all credit to Orange City. They really muscled up and put us on the backfoot, their defence was quite bone-rattling in that first half,” Dubbo co-coach Jason Blake said.
“At half-time it probably could’ve gone either way really, but I spoke to my boys about staying true to their form, patterns and sequences of play, what had worked for them all year.
“We like to keep the ball in hand, really attack from anywhere on the field, so they needed to have belief in that plan and go to it. They did, it really showed in the second half.
“It was an amazing effort.”