Blues kick on without kicks

Felise Taukafa.
Felise Taukafa.

CABRAMATTA won't be doing any goalkicking practice at training this week.

"I've banned pre-training goal kicking practice because it doesn't seem to be working," said coach Chris Yates.

That is what's called an understatement.

Cabramatta kicked none from six in beating Windsor 20-14 in their Bundaberg Red Cup sudden-death semi-final at Lidcombe Oval on Saturday.

They got away with it because they were just too good, but are unlikely to twice if they can't pot any against Wentworthville in the final this weekend.

Otherwise, it's all good for the premiers' defence.

Yates didn't have to search far for the primary compliment after the Blues stormed home from trailing Windsor 14-8 at halftime, after running into a strong wind.

"Our forwards were great in the second half against a big Windsor pack," he said.

"Our pack made plenty of metres, human wrecking ball Kinny Taukafa was unstoppable at times.

"Sammy Gorman was strong after a month out, scoring a four-pointer most NRL 7s would be happy with.

"I had to spell the young fella late with cramp, but he really stepped up."

Gorman wasn't the only one to benefit from the forwards' platform.

Classy centre Danny Barakat was players' player and fullback Don Thompson was man of the match.


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