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One-man show from Griffiths

PUBLISHED: 17:22 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 12:55 11 August 2010

St Ives 20 Bulldogs 26 AUSSIE Richard Griffiths showed the class and speed that has already interested London Skolars RL team, with a devastating one-man show as Bulldogs bounced back from last week s defeat at Greenwich. Griffiths, playing at stand off

St Ives 20 Bulldogs 26

AUSSIE Richard Griffiths showed the class and speed that has already interested London Skolars RL team, with a devastating one-man show as Bulldogs bounced back from last week's defeat at Greenwich.

Griffiths, playing at stand off this week, scored 22 of the 26 points they managed including a dramatic winner in the last seconds of the game.

Coach Kevin Reith could not believe what he was seeing: "It was a superb performance from Richard. He is probably the best I've seen at this level, he reminds me of Jason Robinson.

Reith was given a shock when he arrived at St Ives on Saturday, as he saw the referee who had so controversially cost them last week.

"I could not believe it," said Reith, "And he was as bad as last week, though this time he was as inept for them as he was for us."

St Ives proved to be an over-physical side, but that was not something that bothered Griffiths.

He set up Paul Hyder for the opening try, converting it himself, before linking with Jack Gammans to touch down for 12-0.

Two Bulldogs found themselves in the sin-bin for retaliation and that was the signal for St Ives to hit back and level at 12-12, before Nick Williams put in Griffiths for an 18-12 half time lead.

A Griffiths penalty stretched the advantage, but the home side were not done yet and incredibly brought the scores back to 20-20.

A tense finish ensued, but with the referee stating that the game had reached its final set of six tackles, Griffiths grabbed the ball and danced into the corner for the winner, scoring the conversion from the touchline.


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