St Albert’s College held off a vastly-improved Tamworth Rugby Union side to land a one-point win in their round five match on Saturday.
In the opening game of the season, the New England Rugby premiers downed the newcomers to the competition 42-5 but it was a very different Tamworth outfit who made the trip to Bellevue Oval with the students managing a tight, 8-7 win.
“It was an interesting one, we played alright but we did it fairly tough,” Albies coach Chris Kelly said.
“Tamworth were certainly far-improved and they had a couple of really good men over the ball and they caused us a lot of grief.
“Our guys played reasonably well. It was very stop-start and a lot of pull-ups but that is life with rugby at the moment but while it was a hamper for our side I don't think they can really blame that for not winning by a few more.
“Tamworth were certainly far-improved and they had a couple of really good men over the ball and they caused us a lot of grief.”