LEADER: Stags captain Chad Parker takes the ball to the line in his teams match against Caloundra at Kandanga on Saturday.
LEADER: Stags captain Chad Parker takes the ball to the line in his teams match against Caloundra at Kandanga on Saturday. Tom Daunt

Mary Valley claim nine on the trot in a clinical display

RUGBY LEAGUE: According to Stags captain Chad Parker, rugby league is a simple game, played by simple people.

And while the veteran halfback is not referring to the intellect (or lack thereof) of his players, he is just pointing out the mechanism for his club's success so far in the 2017 Sunshine Coast division 2 rugby league competition.

"We just keep it simple,” Parker told The Gympie Times after his side's 30-10 dismantling of Caloundra at Kandanga at the weekend.

"It was nothing flash (today), it (rugby league) is just a simple game, played by simple people.

"We don't play with structure, I am hopeless under structure.

"We just have a heap of hard players.

"Our only game plan is to get to the middle and kick the ball.

"We don't even practice that at training because we don't have lights.” Parker said.

While always dominant at Jack Spicer Oval, the Stags were clinical in patches against the Sharks and took a 16 point lead into the half-time break after keeping Caloundra scoreless.

The visitors opened up their account early in the second half, and a consultation try with 10 minuets to go did not even touch the sides.

The Stags doubled their half-time lead with a succession of quick tries in the second half, taking their unbeaten run to nine.

In other matches the Devils were out-gunned 68-16 at the hands of Kawana.

Despite going into the half-time break at 16 all, thanks to tries to under-18 stars Hayden Heilbronn and Jacob Wheeler, the dolphins were ruthless in the opening stanza of the second.

Four tries in as many minutes allowed the floodgates to open.

Both the Stags and the Devils will play away next round.

Gympie Times


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