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Playing away, the Giants got off to a good start by ‘playing good footy and completing their sets of six,’ coach Dallas Waters said.

But ill discipline started to cost the side particularly around the ruck, he said.

‘We gave them back-toback sets of six and invited them into our half and back into the game,’ he said.

‘But we are all very happy  to go into round four with three wins,’ he said.

Considering how much defending the side had to do the coach was pleased with the defensive effort.

‘We really backed each other up,’ he said.

The Mullum Giants also won against the Mustangs in the first running of the Grant Cook Cup in 2017.

Reserve Grade went down 30–12 and in the Ladies League the Giants team lost 20–10 

Next week the Giants take on Byron Bay at home on the Les Donnelly Field.

The Byron Red Devils have not won a game this season but Waters isn’t taking anything for granted.

‘In local derbies like this both teams have a lot to play for,’ he said.

‘If we can control our penalities we know we can play footy and score points, and our defence is really holding up,’ he said.

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