Manning River Ratz 80 defeated Gloucester Cockies 7

Ryan Yates.
Ryan Yates.

An under-strength Gloucester Cockies outfit was blown off Taree Park in Lower Mid North Coast Rugby Union by the Manning River Ratz.

Fielding only 12 players, the Cockies were put to the sword by the Ratz who ran in 12 tries for an emphatic 80-7 win.

The loss all but spells the end of the Cockies’ chances of playing finals football, while the Ratz look to bridge the gap with competition front-runners Wallamba and Forster-Tuncurry. 

Gloucester face Myall Coast at home in round 13.