All Blacks still waiting for first win, but gain bonus point at Bury

Rugby Union
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Colne travelled to Bury at the weekend hoping to get back to winning ways in the second game of the season.

Bury came out of the blocks the quicker and put pressure on the Colne defence, which did a good job until a knock on which the referee blew up for, but Bury carried on through a static defence to score and convert.

With Colne now on the back foot, Bury worked their way upfield and on the edge of the Colne 22 yard line they got a penalty which left Colne trailing 10-0 after seven minutes.

Colne came back with some great forward play, driving into the Bury half and gaining a penalty. Callum Kinnane took it quickly and sent a floating pass out wide to Nathan Grant, who cruised over to score.

Missed first tackles left Colne trailing again as Bury came back to increase the lead.

Colne were working well as a team but couldn’t seem to finish off the hard work, and at half-time the All Blacks had their work cut out.

Bury again started the half the stronger with a soft try caused by a missed tackle.

Again Colne came back and gained a scrum deep in the Bury half, and a solid scrum from Colne led to Callum Kinnane selling a dummy and crossing over for Colne’s second try.

Not long after, good forward play gave Jordan Sunderland a chance to narrow the gap with a good drive over the line to score.

Bury had a commanding lead going into the last 10 minutes but Colne wanted at least a point from another try.

Colne put the pressure on as Luke Edwards and Anthony Minshull made good ground, putting the pack in the scoring zone with a minute to play.

Good running from Connor Kinnane put Colne a metre out, and Mark Britcliffe picked from the back of the ruck and crashed over.