Despite having several key players out for the match, the Boars dug deep to beat CSU 33-22 in Bathurst last weekend.
First points of the match came from a full team effort to get the ball to the winger Dyl- lan Phillips, who ran 35m down the wing to send a long offload to Joe Nash. Nash crossed under the posts. Ben Powlay added the extras. CSU responded with a try on the wing. The conversion missed.
The game settled into the forwards with Israel Symington, Leo Havili, Rory Nock and Ben Ryan leading the charge. A strong driving maul put the ball within 15m of the line. Full back Josh Miles crossed under the posts, Powlay added the extras.
Dyllan Phillips again found the ball in hand and crossed on the far wing after running through the CSU pack. Conversion was missed.
At the half time Parkes had a handy 19-7 lead.
In the second half thundering lock Tohi Tangi Nusipepa barged across under the posts dragging the defence with him. Powlay added the extras.
CSU were not done yet and in a blinding resurgence of skill they added two tries in six minutes. They were unable to find the posts to add the extras.
Flying wing Marika Korivoui put on the move of the match when he collected a deep kick on the 15m line, then pounded back through the full team to be brought down 10m from the line. This move rallied the stunned Boars. Joe Nash again found the line wide of the posts. Powlay added the extras.
Despite their determination CSU were unable to add any further points. Parkes took the match 33-22.
Best and fairest points: 3 points Cody Bruce, 2 points Ben Ryan and Leo Havili, 1 point Josh Cornellison. Players player was voted to Rory Nock.
This weekend the Boars are at home against the Bathurst Bulldogs.
By Cath Ryan