Blake Edwards nswrl.com.au
Illawarra have recorded a comprehensive 32-12 victory over the Wentworthville Magpies at Ringrose Park on Sunday.
The visitors dealt the first blow in the opening exchanges, with Fullback Matt Dufty racing out wide from the scrum to dive over the white stripe.
Dufty found himself in the action again a short while later playing a hand in his sides the try, laying on a beautiful pass for mid-season recruit John Tohi to score in the corner.
Jacob Host barged over from short range for the scarlet and whites third try of the half before Wenty responded through Daniel Howard, to narrow Illawarra’s half time lead to 14-6.
Illawarra continued their strong momentum immediately in the second half when interchange forward Jacob Hind pushed off defenders and raced away to score his second career try in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW.
Debutant Rob Buaserau followed suit crossing out wide moments later to extend the visitors lead, before Magpies’ prop Rory O’Brien found his way to the line to keep his side in the game.
Josh Kerr rounded out the scoring in the shadows of full time, with Illawarra returning to the winners circle, running out 32-12 victors.
Illawarra 32 (P Herbert, J Tohi, J Host, J Hind, R Buaseru, J Kerr tries; S Nona 4 goals) def Wentworthville Magpies 12 (D Howard, R O'Brien tries; J Fogarty 2 goals)