The Rhinos open the 2018 IAFL 1 season with a 27-0 win over the Galway Warriors.
The Rhinos travelled ready to play but found the early going tough on offence.
Luckily the defence was holding it down with MVP LB Paul Richardson recovering a fumble to set up a score from Rhinos QB Ethan Foster. Paul Hosford added the extra.
Another fumble recovery in the second quarter, this time from Karl McGlynn, gave the Rhinos a platform to score again. This time, following hard running from Richardson, it was rookie Chris Hutchinson who got into the end zone.
In the second half, it was the defence who did the scoring. First, Richardson ran back an interception and Hosford added the PAT.
Then, Nico Marrimpoey intercepted a pitch to roll in for another 6. This time it was David Hosford who added the PAT to give the Rhinos the 27-0 win.
The Rhinos return to action on 8 April at home to the North Dublin Pirates.