Rams redeemed

Sean Tamariki-Todd (Southland Rams) gets ready to offload the ball ahead of a tackle by a West Coast Chargers player. Photos: Dave Loudon Photography

THE Southland Rams edged out the West Coast Chargers in a South Island provincial rugby league game on Saturday.

The Rams won 34-32 in a closely contested game at the SDRL ground on Elles Rd in ideal conditions before an audience of staunch Southland supporters.

West Coast opened the scoring with a try just four minutes into the game. The Rams opened their ledger 10 minutes into the game.

At the halftime whistle, the Coasters led 14-12.

Both teams ran in four more tries in the second half in an evenly balanced, clean, fast-flowing game.

The Rams are showing good development under a new coach this season.

The Rams play Aoraki (South/Mid Canterbury) on Saturday at the SDRL ground on Elles Road. Kick off is at 2pm.

They are also yet to play Tasman in the South Island competition.

Ocean Ranch/ILT Southland Rams 34 (Josh Gough, Moopi Bulla, Carlos Morrison, Silvanus Raimona, Dylan Lovett (2) tries; Tane Puki 5 conversions), West Coast Chargers 32 (Luke Negri, Navare Jacobs (2), Harley Vui (2), Phillip Thompson (2) tries; 2 conversions).

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