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Campbell's strength shows in masterful second half display

Campbell College 29 Sullivan Upper 7

By Ronnie Ingram

Campbell College had the size and strength to wear down Sullivan Upper in the second half to record a comfortable win at Belmont.

The first Campbell try was a brilliant effort by Tom O'Toole. The massive forward, who at 6' 1" and 110 kgs, must be bigger than most international props, charged through from the 10-metre line. Oscar Yandall added the conversion.

The visitors managed to level before the interval when Jamie Thallon barged over for Rory Kilpatrick to convert.

John McKee, who was probably the man of the match with his superb carrying ability, started Campbell's scoring spree after the restart with the first of his two tries which was goaled.

It came after a line-out and a number of phases for the prop to crash over.

Following a penalty Jamie McCartney touched down and the home team were 24-7 in front, dominating the territory and possession. The final try was scored by full back Ben Webb after a move started on the 10-metre line and he showed speed to evade a couple of tackles.

Campbell coach Johnny Cupitt thought both teams settled well for a cup tie: "It was a lively start and Sullivan provided stiff opposition, especially in the first half," he said.

"Their full back Storey was a threat with ball in hand but we absorbed their pressure until our dominance told later. There are a few areas we will need to focus on before we face Inst."

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