Albies deny Tamworth a maiden win

Jack Barker was one of Tamworth's best in Saturday's loss to Albies.

Jack Barker was one of Tamworth's best in Saturday's loss to Albies.

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.

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“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.”

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