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Henry Daman has hands made of butter. That's a simple pass that's just slipped through. That's a knock-on and the game.
( 1:20.30: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A We're now 45 metres into Vikings territory.
Quentin Goldenhaus is tackled by Senor Slippy for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Vikings are taking an age over this. 'Use it!' shouts the referee as they secure the ball.
( 1:20.15: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A That brings the ball up to 48 metres in Vikings territory.
The siren sounds for full time.
Penalty to the Gamblers to be taken by Dion Alessi. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Poor kick. He's failed to find touch there with the penalty, and the Vikings snap up the ball. Terrible.
( 1:20.00: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A 46 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Truman Lee is tackled by Nigel Hunt for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but there's clearly some Vikings hands in that ruck. The ref's spotted it. Penalty to the Gamblers.
( 1:19.45: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A That brings the ball up to 46 metres in Vikings territory.
The Gamblers look to form a maul and rumble a few metres up field. They gain 8 metres.
Easy take there for the Gamblers. The ball secured easily by Senor Slippy.
Line Out to Gamblers. The calls come from the lines. Aaron O'Neill throws and that's right down the middle. Who can time their leap best?
( 1:19.30: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A 38 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Penalty to the Gamblers to be taken by Dion Alessi. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Ooof. What a waste of a penalty. That finds touch 1 metres up-field. The players run up to form the line out.
( 1:19.15: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 37 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Brett Gemmell is tackled by Andrew James for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Vikings are penalised for incorrect entry at the gate. Penalty to the Gamblers.
( 1:19.00: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 37 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Luke Popovic with the ball off the back of the ruck. He keeps this one in close and passes to Brett Gemmell.
Alex O'Driscoll is tackled by Clayton Evans for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Gamblers have to work hard to dig the ball out of this ruck. Eventually, Luke Popovic has his hands on it at the back of the ruck.
( 1:18.45: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 35 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Penalty to the Vikings to be taken by Aaron Hunt. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Poor kick. He's failed to find touch there with the penalty, and the Gamblers snap up the ball. Terrible.
( 1:18.30: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 36 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Scrum to the Vikings. Penalty to the Vikings. Clearly some issues with the way that was binding on there.
( 1:18.15: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A 36 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Luke Popovic scrabbles to pick up a loose pass which has gone behind him. He's moving sideways at the moment in the face of a good defensive line. He's passed far too high there. It hits one of his unfortunate team mates on the shoulder and careens away forward. Scrum time.
( 1:18.00: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A They're into Vikings territory. 14 metres from their try line.
Luke Tyson with the ball on the run here. He's already gained 8 metres. Aaron Hunt is running across to close him down but he manages to offload to Luke Popovic in time.
( 1:17.45: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/0----|--A The next phase to be played from 28 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Luke Popovic receives the ball and looks for the gap. Is there one there? He gains 2 metres. He quickly looks over his shoulder and sees Aaron Hunt closing in but as the tackler seizes him, it becomes clear that he's expertly got the ball away to Luke Tyson. Great pass.
( 1:17.30: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A 26 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Truman Lee works his way into a bit of space with an injection of speed. He's already gained 9 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Rob Cribb but he draws in the tackler and gets the offload away to Luke Popovic.
( 1:17.15: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A We're now 17 metres into Vikings territory.
Theo Miokovic throws his weight around and tries to push forward. He gains 4 metres. Clayton Evans is zeroing in for the tackle but the tackler hasn't been able to wrap up the arms and he's able to pass to Truman Lee just before he's wrestled to the ground.
( 1:17.00: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A Into Vikings territory now. 13 metres from the halfway line.
Antone Sciappapetre slams into contact with the massed troops of the opposition. He gains 4 metres. He's been held up by a rampant Aaron O'Neill. After an old-fashioned arm-wrestle, Aaron O'Neill comes away with the ball.
( 1:16.45: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A They're into Vikings territory. 33 metres from their try line.
Rob Cribb runs with the ball and looks for the gap. Is there one there? He gains 3 metres. Aaron O'Neill is bearing down on him but he manages to offload to Antone Sciappapetre in time.
( 1:16.30: Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A Into Vikings territory now. 20 metres from the halfway line.
Rob Cribb with the ball off the back of the ruck. He's spotted a gap himself and makes a bee-line for it.
Henry Daman is tackled by Luke Popovic for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Vikings have the ball at the base of the ruck and look to use it.
Restart to the Gamblers. Ben Taylor with the kick. He kicks deep. That's gone to Antone Sciappapetre who's tackled as he takes the ball.
Gamblers 29 - 17 Vikings
Pressure on Aaron Hunt to gain the two points for the conversion. He looks up at the posts and then runs at the ball. He hits that into the wind, and he's read it perfectly. It curves round between the posts. A good nudge.
TRY TO Vikings
Andrew James is showboating now. He's in for a try - and he knows it. He dots the ball down and then looks to indulge in his own special version of Riverdance for the crowd.
( 1:16.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-0---/-----||-----/-----|--A We're now 43 metres into Gamblers territory.
Hache Emm puts his head down and wants to drive at the opposition defensive line. He gains 2 metres. Dion Alessi is running across to close him down but he manages to offload to Andrew James in time.
( 1:15.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-0---/-----||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 41 metres in Gamblers territory.
Antone Sciappapetre runs round the line out and catches the Gamblers unaware. He gains 2 metres before being tackled to the ground.
Easy take there for the Vikings. The ball secured easily by Antone Sciappapetre.
Line Out to Vikings. Tom Delonge listens to the calls and chucks the ball in.
( 1:15.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|--0--/-----||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 39 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Penalty to the Vikings to be taken by Aaron Hunt. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. He's really smashed that downfield and it goes soaring over the sideline and into the stand. A territorial gain of 20 metres.
( 1:15.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-0---||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 19 metres in Gamblers territory.
Choco Man is tackled by Duckworth Lewis for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but someone in the Gamblers defensive line has been called off side. Penalty to the Vikings.
( 1:15.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-0---||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 19 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Rob Cribb looks to be lining up for the pick and go, but instead he's decided to throw this one out wide. He's gained about a metre. He opts to take it into contact and Aaron O'Neill obliges with a solid hit. They'll form a ruck here.
( 1:14.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-0---||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played in Gamblers territory. 32 metres from their try line.
Dion Alessi is tackled by Clayton Evans for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested. There's nothing he can do on his own, and the Vikings secure the turnover.
( 1:14.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-0---||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 17 metres in Gamblers territory.
Penalty to the Vikings to be taken by Aaron Hunt. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. He's failed to find touch there, the ball remains in play and possession is conceded. The pressure of a counter-attack looks to be coming.
( 1:14.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----|0|-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from right on the halfway line here.
Choco Man is tackled by Jack Dempsey for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but someone in the Gamblers defensive line has been called off side. Penalty to the Vikings.
( 1:14.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----|0|-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to the halfway line.
Rusty Downpipes with ball in the midst of a mass of bodies. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. Benny Read takes him to ground and a ruck forms around them.
( 1:13.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----|0|-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to the halfway line.
Nigel Hunt runs the diagonal - and the defence haven't picked it. He's found a bit of space out of nothing. He's already gained 9 metres. Brett Gemmell closing in for the tackle with all the subtlety of Slyza stalking Mousey but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Rusty Downpipes.
( 1:13.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-0---/-----|--A We're now 9 metres into Vikings territory.
Andrew James with a great turn of pace. He gains 4 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Jack Dempsey but he holds the tackler off for just long enough to get the ball away to Nigel Hunt with a well weighed pass.
( 1:13.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 13 metres in Vikings territory.
Rob Cribb with the ball off the back of the ruck. He spins the ball down the backs until eventually the ball is in the hands of Andrew James.
Dion Alessi is tackled by Rusty Downpipes for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested and the Vikings players pile in. I think he got a little isolated there, and they've turned the ball over here.
( 1:13.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 13 metres in Vikings territory.
Luke Popovic with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes short to Dion Alessi.
Ben Herd is tackled by Nigel Hunt for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Gamblers are finding this difficult to clear out. It looks like there's more hands on the ball here than on a cheap whore's tits in a backstreet strip-club. Nevertheless, somehow they've dug this one out.
( 1:12.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A Now they're 12 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Duckworth Lewis thinks about having a dart at the line. He looks around, but he's plum out of decent options here. No room for him to get his engine started. Henry Daman is waiting for him, completes the tackle and a ruck is formed.
( 1:12.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A The next phase to be played in Vikings territory. 38 metres from their try line.
Benny Read is trying to create some room. He gains 2 metres. Rob Cribb is zeroing in for the tackle but he holds the tackler off for just long enough to get the ball away to Duckworth Lewis with a well weighed pass.
( 1:12.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A We're now 10 metres into Vikings territory.
Dion Alessi runs the diagonal - and the defence haven't picked it. He's found a bit of space out of nothing. He's already gained 10 metres. Reagan Wheelson is running across to close him down but he's able to free his arms and gets the ball away to Benny Read just in time.
( 1:12.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----|0|-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from right on the halfway line here.
Damien Taylor squirms forward, but can't get much purchase. He's gained about a metre. Coming across to try and complete the covering tackle is Reagan Wheelson but the tackler hasn't been able to wrap up the arms and he's able to pass to Dion Alessi just before he's wrestled to the ground.
( 1:11.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 1 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Theo Miokovic has carried a good bit of momentum with him as he receives the ball. He gains 4 metres. He quickly looks over his shoulder and sees Andrew James closing in but he manages to offload to Damien Taylor in time.
( 1:11.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 5 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Ben Herd with the ball on the run here. He gains 4 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Hache Emm but as the tackler seizes him, it becomes clear that he's expertly got the ball away to Theo Miokovic. Great pass.
( 1:11.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played in Gamblers territory. 41 metres from their try line.
Aaron Hunt opts to kick here for the Vikings. He's trying to Kick Downfield. The ball lands 7 metres downfield, it bounces a couple of times but sits up nicely for Ben Taylor to gather.
( 1:11.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A We're now 2 metres into Gamblers territory.
Scrum to the Gamblers. What is this? Amateur hour. Ridiculously poor attempt at a scrum feed from . That'll be a free kick to the Vikings.
( 1:10.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 2 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Reagan Wheelson looks slightly surprised to receive the ball. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. BLAM! Reagan Wheelson has hit a brick wall in the form of Senor Slippy. Reagan Wheelson goes flying backwards and leaves the ball behind. Knock on.
( 1:10.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A 2 metres into the Gamblers side of the field.
Aaron Hunt squirms forward, but can't get much purchase. He's gained about a metre. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Truman Lee but he draws in the tackler and gets the offload away to Reagan Wheelson.
( 1:10.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 1 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Substitution for the Vikings: Nigel Hunt for Sam Green, Rusty Downpipes for Ben Manera, Henry Daman for Dirk Diggler
Substitution for the Gamblers: Duckworth Lewis for Wes Welker, Luke Popovic for Mate Perry, Truman Lee for Jaz Eightyfour,
Steve Cambridge is tackled by Benny Read for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Vikings have to work hard to dig the ball out of this ruck. Eventually, Rob Cribb has his hands on it at the back of the ruck.
( 1:10.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 1 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Rob Cribb. He's immediately under pressure from Mate Perry as he gathers the ball. This gives Ben Taylor time to complete a solid tackle.
Scrum to the Vikings. Great work by the Vikings. There's some twisting and turning going on up front but the Vikings have won the scrum. Some excellent grunt work from the Vikings' forwards there for a gain of 2 metres.
( 1:09.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 3 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Forward Pass from the Gamblers. That's gonna be a scrum. Put in to the Vikings.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Mate Perry. Scrum halves can be annoying buggers and Rob Cribb is no exception. He can't stop Mate Perry from getting away from him though.
Scrum to the Gamblers. Great work by the Gamblers. That's been hooked cleanly and the Gamblers scrum looks as if it is working well today. 2 metres are gained by the Gamblers in that contest.
( 1:09.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 1 metres in Vikings territory.
Line Out to Vikings. That's a marginal call at best from the referee. He's called that not straight. Tom Delonge doesn't like that call at all.
( 1:09.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A We're now 1 metres into Vikings territory.
Ben Taylor opts to kick here for the Gamblers. He's trying to Kick for Touch. A little box kick over the on-rushing defence. No one can gather, and that bounces into touch 1 metres up-field. Line out time.
( 1:09.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----|0|-----/-----|--A We're now going to play out the next phase from the halfway line.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Mate Perry. Scrum halves can be annoying buggers and Rob Cribb is no exception. He can't stop Mate Perry from getting away from him though.
Scrum to the Gamblers. Great work by the Gamblers. There's a bit of push and shove from both sets of front rowers, but the ball is there at the boot of the scrum for the Gamblers. They've managed to shove them back about 2 metres.
( 1:08.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 2 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Aaron Hunt doesn't have any real options here. He's moving sideways at the moment in the face of a good defensive line. He's tried to pass that, but it's gone forward and the opposition attempt to gather. They fail too. No advantage there, so we'll have a scrum. Feed to the Gamblers.
( 1:08.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 2 metres in Gamblers territory.
Steve Cambridge with the ball on the run here. He gains 4 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Benny Read but he manages to offload to Aaron Hunt in time.
( 1:08.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 2 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Rob Cribb with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Aaron Hunt who then passes on to Steve Cambridge.
Sam Green is tackled by Brett Gemmell for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Vikings are there in force and jump in quickly to secure the ball.
( 1:08.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 4 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Choco Man with ball in the midst of a mass of bodies. He's moving sideways at the moment in the face of a good defensive line. A solid tackle by Luke Tyson. A ruck forms.
( 1:07.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A We're now 4 metres into Vikings territory.
The forwards are there to support him and they go to drive Quentin Goldenhaus up field. 4 metres gained from that effort.
Easy take there for the Vikings. And Quentin Goldenhaus takes it without fuss.
Line Out to Vikings. That's a good throw from Tom Delonge.
( 1:07.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-0---/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 8 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Great defensive work there. The ball carrier has been forced out into touch. That'll be a Line Out to the Vikings.
Andrew James is tackled by Wes Welker for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested and that's the power of Wes Welker on display. Sheer will and determination have forced the Vikings back over the ball and that's a turnover.
( 1:07.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-0---/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 8 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Mate Perry fumbles the ball as he receives it. That's a knock on, but the referee plays advantage as Clayton Evans gathers the loose ball and finds himself in acres of space. That is a gift-wrapped opportunity and he makes no mistake. He gains 6 metres before the tackler is able to hold him.
( 1:07.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A We're now 14 metres into Vikings territory.
Penalty to the Vikings to be taken by Aaron Hunt. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Poor kick. He's failed to find touch there with the penalty, and the Gamblers snap up the ball. Terrible.
( 1:06.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 21 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Dirk Diggler is tackled by Aaron O'Neill for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but there's clearly some Gamblers hands in that ruck. The ref's spotted it. Penalty to the Vikings.
( 1:06.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 21 metres into Vikings territory.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Rob Cribb. He's immediately under pressure from Mate Perry. He manages to evade him though and play continues.
Scrum to the Vikings. Great work by the Vikings. That's gone with the feed and the ball's sitting there at the base of the scrum for Rob Cribb. A metre is gained by the Vikings in that contest.
( 1:06.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 22 metres into Vikings territory.
Scrum to the Vikings. The Vikings have turned the scrum through 90 degrees. A dominant scrum from them.
( 1:06.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A Now they're 22 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Alex O'Driscoll looks to exploit a gap in the defensive line, but it closes up immediately. He zigs one way, then zags the other. Maybe someone should tell him he needs to run up the field rather than side to side. What this game really needs is more scrums. And you're in luck. He's knocked the ball on so the forwards organise themselves to pack down.
( 1:05.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 22 metres into Vikings territory.
Aaron O'Neill has carried a good bit of momentum with him as he receives the ball. He's already gained 6 metres. Coming across to try and complete the covering tackle is Hache Emm but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Alex O'Driscoll.
( 1:05.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A Now they're 16 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Damien Taylor with a great turn of pace. He gains 4 metres. Steve Cambridge is zeroing in for the tackle but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Aaron O'Neill.
( 1:05.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 12 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Benny Read runs the diagonal - and the defence haven't picked it. He's found a bit of space out of nothing. He's already gained 9 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Hache Emm but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Damien Taylor.
( 1:05.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A Now they're 3 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Ben Herd on the run with the ball. He looks around and sizes up his options. He gains 4 metres. Sam Green is bearing down on him but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Benny Read.
( 1:04.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A 1 metres into the Gamblers side of the field.
Wes Welker with the ball on the run here. He's already gained 8 metres. Coming across to try and complete the covering tackle is Andrew James but he manages to offload to Ben Herd in time.
( 1:04.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 9 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
The Gamblers are looking to keep the ball in close here. Alex O'Driscoll snatches the ball off the ruck and drives down field. He's gained about a metre. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Bill Morganpola but he manages to offload to Wes Welker in time.
( 1:04.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A We're now 10 metres into Gamblers territory.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Mate Perry. He puts in a delightful little shimmy to avoid the attention of Rob Cribb and play continues.
Scrum to the Gamblers. Great work by the Gamblers. That's gone with the feed and the ball's sitting there at the base of the scrum for Mate Perry. 2 metres are gained by the Gamblers in that contest.
( 1:04.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A 12 metres into the Gamblers side of the field.
Reagan Wheelson is slow to drive at the opposition. The defensive line rushes up to meet him and he can only go sideways. He tries to push the miracle ball here, but it was never on. They've lost control of the ball and we'll have a scrum.
( 1:03.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 12 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Andrew James has carried a good bit of momentum with him as he receives the ball. He's already gained 6 metres. Luke Tyson is zeroing in for the tackle but as the tackler seizes him, it becomes clear that he's expertly got the ball away to Reagan Wheelson. Great pass.
( 1:03.30: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A We're now 6 metres into Gamblers territory.
Steve Cambridge works his way into a bit of space with an injection of speed. He's already gained 10 metres. Damien Taylor closing in for the tackle with all the subtlety of Slyza stalking Mousey but he manages to offload to Andrew James in time.
( 1:03.15: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 4 metres in Vikings territory.
Andrew James throws an exaggerated dummy, but it works and he finds himself some space. He's already gained 10 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Benny Read but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Steve Cambridge.
( 1:03.00: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 14 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Bill Morganpola is looking short of options here. He gains 3 metres. Damien Taylor is zeroing in for the tackle but he manages to offload to Andrew James in time.
( 1:02.45: Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A 17 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Aaron Hunt is trying to create some room. He's gained about a metre. Senor Slippy is running across to close him down but he manages to offload to Bill Morganpola in time.
Restart to the Gamblers. Ben Taylor with the kick. He kicks deep. That's gone to Choco Man who takes the catch cleanly.
Gamblers 29 - 10 Vikings
Aaron Hunt lines up the conversion attempt for the Vikings. He breathes in deeply and begins his run up. It was a good contact, but he's misjudged the wind and that misses by a couple of metres.
TRY TO Vikings
Incredible stuff here! He's burst through the defensive line and he's on a run. Rob Cribb with the ball for the Vikings. That's great running rugby and he's going to score. Great result for the Vikings. A great run of 45 metres. TRY!!
( 1:02.15: Gamblers 29 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A We're now 6 metres into Gamblers territory.
Rob Cribb with the ball off the back of the ruck. It looks to me that there were better options outside him, but he's chosen to go for a run himself.
Luke Tyson is tackled by Clayton Evans for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested and the Vikings players pile in. I think he got a little isolated there, and they've turned the ball over here.
( 1:02.00: Gamblers 29 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A They're into Gamblers territory. 47 metres from their try line.
Alex O'Driscoll doesn't have any real options here. He's moving sideways at the moment in the face of a good defensive line. No room for him to get his engine started. Antone Sciappapetre is waiting for him, completes the tackle and a ruck is formed.
( 1:01.45: Gamblers 29 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A Now they're 3 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Ben Taylor squirms forward, but can't get much purchase. He gains 3 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Aaron Hunt but he draws in the tackler and gets the offload away to Alex O'Driscoll.
( 1:01.30: Gamblers 29 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 6 metres in Gamblers territory.
Dion Alessi fumbles the ball as he receives it, but somehow holds on. He gains 3 metres. Steve Cambridge is running across to close him down but he's able to free his arms and gets the ball away to Ben Taylor just in time.
( 1:01.15: Gamblers 29 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A 9 metres into the Gamblers side of the field.
Damien Taylor with the ball on the run here. He gains 5 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Bill Morganpola but he manages to offload to Dion Alessi in time.
Restart to the Vikings. Aaron Hunt with the kick. He kicks a short one. That's gone to Ben Taylor who takes the catch cleanly.
Gamblers 29 - 5 Vikings
Conversion attempt for the Gamblers. Kick to be taken by Dion Alessi. Great contact. Dion Alessi throws the tee to touch and turns and runs back to the half way line as the ball sails between the posts.
TRY TO Gamblers
Jack Dempsey receives the ball and makes for the line. Reagan Wheelson attempts a last ditch tackle, but it's too late and Jack Dempsey dots down in contact.
( 1:00.45: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A 50 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Mate Perry with the ball off the back of the ruck. He pops up a short pass to Jack Dempsey who's on hand to provide support.
Benny Read is tackled by Reagan Wheelson for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Gamblers have to dig like a demented mole to get the ball out of this ruck. Eventually, Mate Perry has his hands on it at the back of the ruck.
( 1:00.30: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A Now they're 49 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Aaron O'Neill with ball in the midst of a mass of bodies. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. No room for him to get his engine started. Steve Cambridge is waiting for him, completes the tackle and a ruck is formed.
( 1:00.15: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A Now they're 49 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Substitution for the Vikings: Antone Sciappapetre for Simon Laing,
Substitution for the Gamblers: Ben Taylor for Ether Starris, Theo Miokovic for Simon Humble,
Alex O'Driscoll works his way into a bit of space with an injection of speed. He's already gained 9 metres. Coming across to try and complete the covering tackle is Andrew James but incredibly, he's managed to get his arms free and offload goes spinning away.
( 1:00.00: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A Into Vikings territory now. 40 metres from the halfway line.
Mate Perry with the ball off the back of the ruck. He throws a fairly loose pass. Alex O'Driscoll does well to take the ball cleanly.
Damien Taylor is tackled by Bill Morganpola for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Gamblers show good ball security and extricate the ball from the ruck.
( 0:59.45: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A Into Vikings territory now. 40 metres from the halfway line.
The forwards are there to support him and they go to drive Jack Dempsey up field. 2 metres gained from that effort.
Easy take there for the Gamblers. And this one goes straight to the jumper, Jack Dempsey who takes it with no trouble at all.
Line Out to Gamblers. That's a good throw from Aaron O'Neill.
( 0:59.30: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 38 metres in Vikings territory.
Penalty to the Gamblers to be taken by Dion Alessi. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Not the greatest kick you're ever likely to see, but a gain of 18 metres. Could have been worse.
( 0:59.15: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 20 metres in Vikings territory.
Looks like there's been some infringement from the Vikings here. Penalty to the Gamblers.
Penalty to the Vikings to be taken by Aaron Hunt. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. What on Earth was that? Kicked almost straight into the arms of the waiting Ether Starris, and possession is gifted away.
( 0:59.00: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/0----|--A That brings the ball up to 28 metres in Vikings territory.
Rob Cribb is tackled by Wes Welker for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Gamblers are penalised for incorrect entry at the gate. Penalty to the Vikings.
( 0:58.45: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/0----|--A We're now 28 metres into Vikings territory.
And they've gained another 4 metres from driving the resulting maul. Some impressive power out there today.
Great work by the Vikings. Bill Morganpola can't believe his luck. Aaron O'Neill has thrown this one straight to him!
Line Out to Gamblers. The touchie stands next to Aaron O'Neill as he readies for the throw. The calls are made and the ball comes sailing between the two lines.
( 0:58.30: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A That brings the ball up to 32 metres in Vikings territory.
Aaron Hunt opts to kick here for the Vikings. He's trying to Kick for Touch. A little box kick over the on-rushing defence. No one can gather, and that bounces into touch 4 metres up-field. Line out time.
( 0:58.15: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A Into Vikings territory now. 36 metres from the halfway line.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Rob Cribb. Mate Perry circles round the scrum in anticipation as Rob Cribb gathers the ball from the boot. No opportunity to disrupt the ball leaving the scrum, so play continues.
Scrum to the Vikings. Great work by the Vikings. That's gone with the feed and the ball's sitting there at the base of the scrum for Rob Cribb. That was a good, clean good put in.
( 0:58.00: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 36 metres in Vikings territory.
Jaz Eightyfour doesn't have any real options here. He looks around, but he's plum out of decent options here. He's tried to pass that, but it's gone forward and the opposition attempt to gather. They fail too. No advantage there, so we'll have a scrum. Feed to the Vikings.
( 0:57.45: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A Now they're 36 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Aaron Hunt opts to kick here for the Vikings. He's trying to Kick Downfield. He hits the ball into open space 6 metres downfield, but he's handed over possession to the Gamblers.
( 0:57.30: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 42 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Penalty to the Gamblers to be taken by Dion Alessi. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Poor kick. He's failed to find touch there with the penalty, and the Vikings snap up the ball. Terrible.
( 0:57.15: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A We're now 37 metres into Vikings territory.
Looks like there's been some infringement from the Vikings here. Penalty to the Gamblers.
Brett Gemmell is tackled by Clayton Evans for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Gamblers have held on to this one as the ball leaves the ruck.
( 0:57.00: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 35 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Mate Perry doesn't have any real options here. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. A thumping tackle by Simon Laing. A ruck forms as they fight over the ball.
( 0:56.45: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played in Vikings territory. 15 metres from their try line.
Hache Emm opts to kick here for the Vikings. He's trying to Kick Downfield. The ball heads downfield 9 metres where it is eagerly contested by both sides, however the Gamblers come away with it.
( 0:56.30: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 44 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Mate Perry is tackled by Quentin Goldenhaus for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested. There's nothing he can do on his own, and the Vikings secure the turnover.
( 0:56.15: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A The next phase to be played from 46 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Oh. He's been held up in the tackle. The Vikings try to rip the ball out from Senor Slippy in the tackle, but the Gamblers forwards drive in here and get the ball carrier to ground for a ruck. 6 metres gained.
Easy take there for the Gamblers. The ball secured easily by Senor Slippy.
Line Out to Gamblers. Aaron O'Neill struggles to hear the calls over the cheering of the crowd. He waits, then throws.
( 0:56.00: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 40 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Penalty to the Gamblers to be taken by Dion Alessi. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Ooof. What a waste of a penalty. That finds touch 5 metres up-field. The players run up to form the line out.
( 0:55.45: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A We're now 35 metres into Vikings territory.
Brett Gemmell is tackled by Aaron Hunt for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but there's clearly some Vikings hands in that ruck. The ref's spotted it. Penalty to the Gamblers.
( 0:55.30: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A We're now 35 metres into Vikings territory.
Wes Welker thinks about having a dart at the line. The defensive line rushes up to meet him and he can only go sideways. Ooh, he'll feel that one in the morning! Huge tackle from Rob Cribb and he does well to present the ball to his forwards.
( 0:55.15: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A 35 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Damien Taylor with the ball on the run here. He gains 4 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Dirk Diggler but the tackler hasn't been able to wrap up the arms and he's able to pass to Wes Welker just before he's wrestled to the ground.
( 0:55.00: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A We're now 31 metres into Vikings territory.
Aaron O'Neill has carried a good bit of momentum with him as he receives the ball. He gains 4 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Bill Morganpola but he manages to offload to Damien Taylor in time.
( 0:54.45: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A Now they're 27 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Aaron Hunt opts to kick here for the Vikings. He's trying to Kick Downfield. He hits the ball into open space 9 metres downfield, but he's handed over possession to the Gamblers.
( 0:54.30: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 36 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Penalty to the Gamblers to be taken by Dion Alessi. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. He's failed to find touch there, the ball remains in play and possession is conceded. The pressure of a counter-attack looks to be coming.
( 0:54.15: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 14 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Scrum to the Gamblers. The scrum collapses as the ball's fed. The referee has called Reagan Wheelson for that offence. That'll be a penalty to the Gamblers.
( 0:54.00: Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 14 metres in Vikings territory.
Dirk Diggler looks slightly surprised to receive the ball. He zigs one way, then zags the other. Maybe someone should tell him he needs to run up the field rather than side to side. The move ends as he passes low and his target's knocked it forward. Scrum down!
Restart to the Gamblers. Ether Starris with the kick. He kicks a short one. That's gone to Hache Emm who takes the catch cleanly.
Gamblers 22 - 5 Vikings
Pressure on Aaron Hunt to gain the two points for the conversion. He looks up at the posts and then runs at the ball. Well that's a good effort from this kind of angle but not good enough. It's gone wide.
TRY TO Vikings
He spies a gap. Can he make it through? Yes! They can't lay a hand on him! Rob Cribb with the ball for the Vikings. That's great running rugby and he's going to score. Great result for the Vikings. A great run of 36 metres. TRY!!
( 0:53.30: Gamblers 22 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 15 metres in Gamblers territory.
Rob Cribb off of the scrum. No doubt he'll try and run with it from here. That's just the sort of mercurial player Rob Cribb is.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Rob Cribb. Mate Perry is buzzing around him like a mosquito as the ball comes out of the scrum. He ignores the distraction though and looks to set up the next phase.
Scrum to the Vikings. Great work by the Vikings. Touch, Pause, Engage - says the ref - and yes the Vikings have won their scrum. A metre is gained by the Vikings in that contest.
( 0:53.15: Gamblers 22 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A 14 metres into the Gamblers side of the field.
Senor Slippy with ball in the midst of a mass of bodies. He looks around, but he's plum out of decent options here. The move ends as he passes low and his target's knocked it forward. Scrum down!
Restart to the Vikings. Aaron Hunt with the kick. He kicks a short one. That's gone to Ether Starris who takes the catch cleanly.
Gamblers 22 - 0 Vikings
Up steps Dion Alessi for the Gamblers to go for the conversion. That's gone straight down the middle. Excellent strike.
TRY TO Gamblers
The defence are in total disarray here and that's all the invitation that Luke Tyson needs. He's through and he spots down in the end zone. Lovely move that one!
( 0:52.45: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A We're now 47 metres into Vikings territory.
Damien Taylor fumbles the ball as he receives it, but somehow holds on. He's gained about a metre. Andrew James is zeroing in for the tackle but he holds the tackler off for just long enough to get the ball away to Luke Tyson with a well weighed pass.
( 0:52.30: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A The next phase to be played from 46 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Ben Herd thinks about the offload. He's gained about a metre. Steve Cambridge is running across to close him down but he spots the danger and offloads to Damien Taylor before the tackler leaps on him like a back-street sex offender.
( 0:52.15: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A The next phase to be played from 45 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Hache Emm opts to kick here for the Vikings. He's trying to Kick Downfield. A decent kick downfield yields a territorial gain of 5 metres, but he's handed over possession.
( 0:52.00: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A That brings the ball up to 50 metres in Vikings territory.
The forwards line up for the pick and go for the Gamblers here. Johnny on the spot is Simon Humble. He looks to thunder up the field. He's gained about a metre. He's been held up by a rampant Reagan Wheelson. After an old-fashioned arm-wrestle, Reagan Wheelson comes away with the ball.
( 0:51.45: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A That brings the ball up to 49 metres in Vikings territory.
He's stayed on his feet in the tackle and a maul forms. They've gone for the rumble here and it's a good one as they push on for 5 metres.
Easy take there for the Gamblers. And Jack Dempsey takes it without fuss.
Line Out to Gamblers. That's a good throw from Aaron O'Neill.
( 0:51.30: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 44 metres into Vikings territory.
Penalty to the Gamblers to be taken by Dion Alessi. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. He's not got a good contact on that at all. A paltry 8 metres gain there. What a waste.
( 0:51.15: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 36 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Luke Tyson is tackled by Simon Laing for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but someone in the Vikings defensive line has been called off side. Penalty to the Gamblers.
( 0:51.00: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 36 metres in Vikings territory.
Mate Perry with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Dion Alessi who then passes on to Jaz Eightyfour who throws another pass onto Luke Tyson.
Aaron O'Neill is tackled by Tom Delonge for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Gamblers have held on to this one as the ball leaves the ruck.
( 0:50.45: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 36 metres in Vikings territory.
Benny Read is almost static as he receives the ball. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. Well read by Simon Laing who completes a clean tackle and ensures the ruck forms.
( 0:50.30: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played in Vikings territory. 14 metres from their try line.
Mate Perry with the ball on the run here. He's already gained 6 metres. He quickly looks over his shoulder and sees Reagan Wheelson closing in but he holds the tackler off for just long enough to get the ball away to Benny Read with a well weighed pass.
( 0:50.15: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A The next phase to be played from 30 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Substitution for the Vikings: Hache Emm for Kelvin Fung,
Aaron O'Neill is tackled by Tom Delonge for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Gamblers have pushed the opposition off the top of the ruck and secured the ball.
( 0:50.00: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 27 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
The forwards are there to support him and they go to drive Senor Slippy up field. 2 metres gained from that effort.
Easy take there for the Gamblers. Senor Slippy comes around the near side and catches it at short range.
Line Out to Gamblers. That's a good throw from Aaron O'Neill.
( 0:49.45: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 25 metres into Vikings territory.
Penalty to the Gamblers to be taken by Dion Alessi. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. That sails over the head of the fullback and deep into touch, 26 metres up-field. Great strike.
( 0:49.30: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 1 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Scrum to the Vikings. That's a penalty to the Gamblers. The referee has spotted that Reagan Wheelson was angling in to his opposite number.
( 0:49.15: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 1 metres in Gamblers territory.
Mate Perry with ball in the midst of a mass of bodies. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. He looks out of options, and out of luck. He's tried to pass that, but it's gone forward and the opposition attempt to gather. They fail too. No advantage there, so we'll have a scrum. Feed to the Vikings.
( 0:49.00: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 1 metres in Gamblers territory.
Ben Herd on the run with the ball. He looks around and sizes up his options. He's already gained 8 metres. Andrew James is bearing down on him but he spots the danger and offloads to Mate Perry before the tackler leaps on him like a back-street sex offender.
( 0:48.45: Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A 9 metres into the Gamblers side of the field.
Jaz Eightyfour on the run with the ball. He looks around and sizes up his options. He gains 5 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Andrew James but the tackler hasn't been able to wrap up the arms and he's able to pass to Ben Herd just before he's wrestled to the ground.
Restart to the Vikings. Aaron Hunt with the kick. He kicks a short one. That's gone to Senor Slippy who takes the catch cleanly.
Gamblers 15 - 0 Vikings
And it'll be Dion Alessi to kick for the extra two points. Great kick. He's nailed that one and they earn the extra 2 points.
TRY TO Gamblers
My word! That's a beautiful cut out pass - that finds Mate Perry perfectly and he's completely outflanked the defensive line and he'll go unopposed to the try line! TRY!!
( 0:48.15: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A 50 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Wes Welker with a great turn of pace. He's already gained 9 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Andrew James but he manages to offload to Mate Perry in time.
( 0:48.00: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 41 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Aaron O'Neill has found a gap and makes a run through it. He's already gained 10 metres. Andrew James is bearing down on him but he manages to offload to Wes Welker in time.
( 0:47.45: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A The next phase to be played from 31 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Dion Alessi on the run with the ball. He looks around and sizes up his options. He gains 4 metres. Coming across to try and complete the covering tackle is Rob Cribb but the tackler hasn't been able to wrap up the arms and he's able to pass to Aaron O'Neill just before he's wrestled to the ground.
( 0:47.30: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A They're into Vikings territory. 23 metres from their try line.
Brett Gemmell throws his weight around and tries to push forward. He gains 5 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Quentin Goldenhaus but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Dion Alessi.
( 0:47.15: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 22 metres in Vikings territory.
Aaron Hunt opts to kick here for the Vikings. He's trying to Kick Downfield. He hits an up and under which travels 5 metres, but is gathered by the Gamblers.
( 0:47.00: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 27 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Scrum to the Gamblers. What is this? Amateur hour. Ridiculously poor attempt at a scrum feed from . That'll be a free kick to the Vikings.
( 0:46.45: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 27 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Line Out to Vikings. Terrible throw from Tom Delonge. Not straight is the call - scrum.
( 0:46.30: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A 27 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Great defensive work there. The ball carrier has been forced out into touch. That'll be a Line Out to the Vikings.
Dion Alessi is tackled by Choco Man for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Gamblers have the ball at the base of the ruck and look to use it.
( 0:46.15: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A 24 metres into the Vikings side of the field.
Aaron O'Neill thinks about having a dart at the line. He zigs one way, then zags the other. Maybe someone should tell him he needs to run up the field rather than side to side. A ruck forms following a solid tackle by Dirk Diggler.
( 0:46.00: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 24 metres in Vikings territory.
Damien Taylor on the run with the ball. He looks around and sizes up his options. He's already gained 6 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Dirk Diggler but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Aaron O'Neill.
( 0:45.45: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 18 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
The forwards line up for the pick and go for the Gamblers here. Johnny on the spot is Benny Read. He looks to thunder up the field. He gains 4 metres. Sam Green is zeroing in for the tackle but he manages to offload to Damien Taylor in time.
( 0:45.30: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A Now they're 14 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Andrew James is tackled by Luke Tyson for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested. It looks like they might have stolen it here, after a massive hit from Alex O'Driscoll in the ruck. Yep, that's a turnover.
( 0:45.15: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 11 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Rob Cribb. Mate Perry is buzzing around him like a mosquito as the ball comes out of the scrum. He ignores the distraction though and looks to set up the next phase.
Scrum to the Vikings. Great work by the Vikings. That's gone with the feed and the ball's sitting there at the base of the scrum for Rob Cribb. That was a good, clean good put in.
( 0:45.00: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A We're now 11 metres into Vikings territory.
Brett Gemmell with ball in the midst of a mass of bodies. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. The move ends as he passes low and his target's knocked it forward. Scrum down!
( 0:44.45: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A We're now 11 metres into Vikings territory.
Damien Taylor is trying to create some room. He's gained about a metre. Kelvin Fung is running across to close him down but he holds the tackler off for just long enough to get the ball away to Brett Gemmell with a well weighed pass.
( 0:44.30: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 10 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Benny Read with a great turn of pace. He's already gained 10 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Rob Cribb but he spots the danger and offloads to Damien Taylor before the tackler leaps on him like a back-street sex offender.
( 0:44.15: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----|0|-----/-----|--A We're now going to play out the next phase from the halfway line.
Mate Perry is looking short of options here. He's gained about a metre. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Andrew James but he draws in the tackler and gets the offload away to Benny Read.
( 0:44.00: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A Into Gamblers territory now. 1 metres from the halfway line
Mate Perry with the ball off the back of the scrum. No doubt he'll try and run with it from here. That's just the sort of mercurial player Mate Perry is.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Mate Perry. Scrum halves can be annoying buggers and Rob Cribb is no exception. He can't stop Mate Perry from getting away from him though.
Scrum to the Gamblers. Great work by the Gamblers. That's a great hit and the ball appears at the back of their scrum for the Gamblers. A metre is gained by the Gamblers in that contest.
( 0:43.45: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 2 metres in Gamblers territory.
Line Out to Vikings. That's gone directly down the Vikings side of the line out. Clearly not straight. The touchie has spotted it. Scrum.
( 0:43.30: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 2 metres on the Gamblers side of the halfway line.
Penalty to the Vikings to be taken by Aaron Hunt. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. A decent kick for touch. He's gained 14 metres of territory for them there and we'll have a line out.
( 0:43.15: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 12 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Scrum to the Vikings. Penalty to the Vikings. Clearly some issues with the way that was binding on there.
( 0:43.00: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 12 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Wes Welker is slow to drive at the opposition. He looks around, but he's plum out of decent options here. Passes to no one in particular, who - no surprises - fails to collect it in spectacular fashion. That's a knock on as well.
( 0:42.45: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A We're now 12 metres into Vikings territory.
Dion Alessi slams into contact with the massed troops of the opposition. He's already gained 6 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Rob Cribb but he's able to free his arms and gets the ball away to Wes Welker just in time.
( 0:42.30: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-0---/-----|--A We're now 6 metres into Vikings territory.
Aaron Hunt to take the drop out for the Vikings. He hits an up and under which travels 22 metres, but is gathered by the Gamblers.
( 0:42.15: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) 22m from the Vikings try line.
That's been gathered in the end-zone by the Vikings. We'll have a 22m drop out.
Simon Humble with the ball on the run here. He's already gained 8 metres. Quentin Goldenhaus rips the ball from him in the tackle. Excellent work there, and possession is turned over!
( 0:42.00: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A The next phase to be played from 47 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Luke Tyson throws his weight around and tries to push forward. He's already gained 7 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Steve Cambridge but with the no-look pass, he finds Simon Humble. Stunning offload.
( 0:41.45: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 40 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
And they've gained another 8 metres from driving the resulting maul. Some impressive power out there today.
Easy take there for the Gamblers. Simon Humble wasn't the intended target, but he wasn't put off by the lifted player a few places ahead of him in the line out. He followed the trajectory well and takes the catch at the rear of the line out.
Line Out to Gamblers. Aaron O'Neill struggles to hear the calls over the cheering of the crowd. He waits, then throws.
( 0:41.30: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A The next phase to be played from 32 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Penalty to the Gamblers to be taken by Dion Alessi. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Ooof. What a waste of a penalty. That finds touch 8 metres up-field. The players run up to form the line out.
( 0:41.15: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 24 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
Wes Welker is tackled by Quentin Goldenhaus for the Vikings and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but there's clearly some Vikings hands in that ruck. The ref's spotted it. Penalty to the Gamblers.
( 0:41.00: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 24 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line.
The Gamblers are looking to keep the ball in close here. Jack Dempsey snatches the ball off the ruck and drives down field. He's gained about a metre. Solid collision between the two players and he's brought down by Tom Delonge.
( 0:40.45: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 23 metres into Vikings territory.
Andrew James is tackled by Aaron O'Neill for the Gamblers and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested and the Gamblers players pile in. I think he got a little isolated there, and they've turned the ball over here.
( 0:40.30: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 20 metres in Vikings territory.
Bill Morganpola doesn't have any real options here. He zigs one way, then zags the other. Maybe someone should tell him he needs to run up the field rather than side to side. Well read by Aaron O'Neill who completes a clean tackle and ensures the ruck forms.
( 0:40.15: Gamblers 8 - 0 Vikings) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A Now they're 20 metres on the Vikings side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Restart to the Gamblers. Ether Starris with the kick. He kicks deep. That's gone to Kelvin Fung who takes the catch cleanly.
Morgan Burridge has surprisingly been substituted. The news is that he picked up an injury just before half time.
Substitution for the Gamblers: Alex O'Driscoll for Brett Hall, Jack Dempsey for Morgan Burridge