Tuisamoa Hat Trick Paces OMBAC Over Dolphins

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OMBAC soared to 5-0 in the Pacific Rugby Premiership with a very convincing 41-3 defeat of Santa Monica Saturday at the Little Q.

Paced by three tries from player-coach Tai Tuisamoa, and with 11 points from the boot of flyhalf Michael Dillon, OMBAC stretched its lead in the PRP to two games and eight standings points.

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In addition, OMBAC hasn't allowed a try in over 120 minutes of rugby.

The game was 0-0 until the 10th minutes, when Dillon slotted a penalty. Soon after that prop Jacob Nelson powered over, and midway through the first half, fullback Ian Denham's try made it 15-0 for the San Diego club.

Dolphins flyhalf Shawn Lee got his sides only points of the day with a penalty, but No.8 Bryce Baker answered with a try, converted by Dillon. Then, as OMBAC has been doing all season, the San Diego team put the pressure on. Within a few minutes leading into halftime, Tuisamoa was over for two tries. That pretty much put the game away, and in a much slower second half, Tuisamoa touched down his third last in the day.


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OMBAC leads the league at 5-0, leading all teams with 199 points scored (just under 40 per game), and the clubs 66 points allowed (just over 13 per game) 38% better than the next-best defense, Life West.

Tuisamoa took his try-scoring total to eight for the season, leading all players.


OMBAC 41
Tries: Nelson, Denham, Baker, Tuisamoa 3
Convs: Dillon 4
Pens: Dillon

Santa Monica
Pens: Lee

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