TOP OF THE TABLE: Swifts did just enough to push past West End and retain their spot atop the RLI ladder.
TOP OF THE TABLE: Swifts did just enough to push past West End and retain their spot atop the RLI ladder. Rob Williams

Bluebirds avoid 'danger game'

SWIFTS coach Damian O'Donohue warned yesterday's clash against West End was a "danger game” for his side, with a number of key names missing from the line-up.

But the Bluebirds managed to navigate the Bulldogs threat, emerging 38-24 winners at Purga to keep themselves level on points atop the RLI ladder with Fassifern.

For the Bulldogs, it was another in a string of honourable defeats as Jae Woodward's men still search for their second win of the season.

Swifts travel to Brothers next round, while West End host Eastern Cobras at Daniel's Park.

RLI Round 13: Swifts Bluebirds 38 def. West End Bulldogs 24 at Swifts Rugby League Club.

Try-scoring frenzy at Fassifern

SUGGESTIONS of a Fassifern drop-off were quickly put to bed yesterday at Hayes Oval.

The Bombers comprehensively disposed of Norths 40-10 to re-assert themselves as premiership fancies.

Leveni Kurimalawai showed a clear intent to score points, crossing four times for the hosts.

Eli Carter Mareki was just as potent, finding the line three times while Bernard Goma also got in on the action.

Yesterday's win consolidated the Bombers' place at the top of the RLI ladder, heading into the bye next weekend.

Norths remained in fifth position, one point behind Goodna.

RLI Round 14: Fassifern Bombers 40 def. Norths Tigers 10 at Hayes Oval.



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