After a pair of wins on day one at the CHS Rugby Union Championships, North West are set for a tilt at the crown on day two.
North West, coached by Kylie Dawson, claimed a 22-0 win over Sydney West before knocking over North Coast 27-5 to book a spot in Wednesday’s semi-final.
In the match against Sydney West, Jock Tomlinson, Alex Roseby and Hagan Size scored tries while Lachlan Smith knocked over two conversions and a penalty goal.
Against North Coast, Luke Howes and Hugh Wesley both grabbed doubles while Billy Porter scored a single try.
Lachlan Smith kicked the one conversion to round out the scoring.
North West manager Michael Parker said the side went in with a plan and executed that plan well.
“We knew that all the metro teams, especially metro west teams, would have great, big forwards so we didn’t want to play a style where we would be grinding it out in the middle of the field,” Parker said.
“We aimed to play very fast, wide and side to side. In doing so, we found holes and the boys were able to capitalise on a few mistakes.”
A win on day two of the carnival would see North West fight out for the championship in the shield final while a loss would see the side play off for third in the cup final. Spots in the NSW CHS side are also up for grabs at the carnival.
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