Chilli Steppers take the ‘Giant Killers’ down a peg

A big second half effort by the Red Hot Chilli Steppers (pictured above) saw them beat the ‘Giant Killers’ of the competition, The Blossoms, in last week’s Round 3 match of the Open Mixed Touch competition.

The Blossoms, who were dubbed as the ‘Giant Killers’ of the Opens Mixed Touch competition after beating last season’s two top teams, were taken down a peg last week when they were beaten 15-8 by the Red Hot Chilli Steppers.

It’s been a tough but impressive start this season for The Blossoms who have played the three top teams from last season (King Roosters, Concrete Cowboys and Red Hot Chilli Steppers) in the first three weeks of the competition.

And at half time in last Thursday’s Round 3 match, The Blossoms were still looking the goods with the scores just 3-2 in the Chilli Steppers’ favour.

Despite scoring six more points in the second half, The Blossoms however couldn’t reign in the Chilli Steppers who added another 12 points to their final tally of 15.

Speedster Brennah Aumua led the scoring for her Chilli Steppers team with two tries (worth four points, as female tries are worth double points). Jack Brown and Sione Fakahua also scored doubles with Anita Atuau, Riki Schaumkell, Tia Turner and Thomas Plater also touching down for a try each.

In reply, Oisin McMullen landed four tries for The Blossoms, John Dunn crossed for two tries (one of which was an NRL worthy spectacular diving try in the corner) and Sosie Barton added the other two points to their eight points tally with her try.

McMullen and Aumua shared the referee’s Best and Fairest game points along with The Blossoms’ playmaker, Graeme Barton…Full report in this week’s edition out now!