Southcity crush Gundagai in lop-sided Group 9 tussle

SOUTHCITY are short-priced favourites to win another Group 9 premiership after thrashing Gundagai 50-10 in their top-of-the-table clash at Wagga’s Harris Park on Sunday.

Bull Pani Manawatu was at his brilliant best against Gundagai.

Bull Pani Manawatu was at his brilliant best against Gundagai.

Despite losing Nick Skinner and Josh Cochrane early with leg injuries, the Bulls led 26-0 at half-time and looked in a league of their own.

Ben Lucas came off late following a head knock.

The whitewash was highlighted by a coast-to-coast try to Usaia O’Sullivan late in the first-half.

Pani Manawatu, Tim Hurst, Nathan Rose and Hayden Jeans were outstanding for the victors.

“We had no bench in the end so it was a good win,” Rose said.

“It was a great effort by the boys.”

Albury Thunder’s chances of playing finals were dealt a blow with Brothers upsetting Tumut 36-20.

Ben Jeffery scored two tries in Kangaroos’ big win over Junee.

Temora defeated Cootamundra 30-10 on Saturday.