28th May, 2018
By Kate Banville
An emphatic 41–7 victory over Norths on Saturday breathed new life into Bond University's Hospital Challenge Cup campaign.
The win inspired by captain Tai Ford helped the Bullsharks leap off the bottom of the competition table and was the first time the club has recorded consecutive wins in two seasons.
The victory was built on the back of great defence and an ability to control the ball and possession, something the club had struggled with at times during the season.
Ford got the home team off to the perfect start with the first try of the afternoon, followed by a successful conversion by vice-captain Harry Nucifora.
Norths had no answers as Bond raced to a 22-point halftime lead thanks to four unanswered tries, Hayden Sergeant scored on the stroke of halftime.
It didn't improve after the break for Norths who continued to make unforced errors and struggled to get out of their own half. Bond's Joel Brown was able to muscle his way over the line to add another try, before Pierce Fitzgerald made an easy breakaway to give the Bull Sharks 41 unanswered points.
Norths registered a consolation try late in the game to make the final score 41-7.
The win means the Bull Sharks are still in the running for an all-important top-four berth. The victory marked a clean sweep for Bond, with the University winning all four grades on the day.
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