Mighty Mo keeps on scoring

Date published: Monday, June 16, 2014

THE secret of burly Mo Agoro’s current success lies in practice and enjoyment, the Oldham RL winger has revealed.

Once of Leeds Rhinos, the 21-year-old student of sports science scored his first hat-trick for Roughyeds in the 58-2 hammering of South Wales Scorpions.
It took his total for the season to 11 — 10 of which have been scored in the last seven games.
No other player in the professional game, including Super League, has scored a try in seven consecutive games to match Agoro’s run of 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3.
It started at Hunslet on Good Friday.
After receiving the club’s man-of-the-match award at Whitebank after the Scorpions game, he said: “I’m enjoying my rugby better than I’ve ever enjoyed it.
“Whenever you’re enjoying doing something, you do it better and with more confidence.
“Also, I’ve been doing extra catching practice after training so I can get up and collect those high balls from Lewis Palfrey, and that has helped a lot too.
“But the main thing is enjoyment — it counts for such a lot.”
Coach Scott Naylor was delighted with his team’s performance, but warned that it needed to be attained in every game over what will be a highly competitive second half of the season.
“The challenge now is to reach these standards every time we go out,” said the Roughyeds’ boss.
“If we don’t perform to the same high standard at Gateshead next Sunday, and lose, everything we have achieved against South Wales will have been for nothing.”
Because of Danny Langtree’s suspension, Ben Wood was recalled for the first time in weeks. He had an impressive game in the forwards and scored two tries.
George Tyson, who also had a big game, took Langtree’s starting spot, with Wood making his appearance off the bench.
Added Naylor: “I’ve also got Liam Thompson coming back after injury and as ‘Langers’ was banned for only one game he will also be available next week.
“Selection will be a headache, but it’s the kind of headache I like.”
South Wales prop Scott Giles suffered a serious head injury seven minutes into the game when he was hurt while making a tackle.
The game was held up for nearly 10 minutes, while medics worked on him, before he was stretched off and taken to a neurological unit at Hope Hospital, Manchester.
“There was nothing in the tackle, it was a pure accident,” said Scorpions coach Mike Grady. The game restarted with an Oldham play-the-ball.
At one point the medics considered calling for an air ambulance, but ultimately that was felt not to be necessary.
* The under-20s game at Featherstone, originally scheduled for next Saturday and then switched to this Thursday, June 19, has been moved again and will now be played at the Big Fellas Stadium, Post Office Road this Friday, June 20 (kick-off 7.45).