East Campbelltown Eagles thump Belrose: Photos

The East Campbelltown Eagles celebrated NAIDOC Week in style with a massive win over Belrose on Sunday.

The Eagles wore a specially designed Indigenous jersey for the NSWRL Sydney Shield match at Campbelltown Stadium and secured a thumping 82-10 victory.

East Campbelltown's Indigenous jersey was designed by Naya Barnes with support from the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation, Summit Recruitment and KARI Aboriginal Resources.

The Eagles took little time to show their dominance, with Vince Ripepi running in a try in the opening minutes.

The East Campbelltown side then ran riot with Sean Connor and Grant Lahey scoring a try, Mason Talolua getting a double and Ripepi scoring his second try.

Sean Connor kicked five goals from six attempts and the Eagles took a 34-6 lead into the half-time break.

An Eagles' defensive lapse after half time saw Belrose cut the deficit to 34-10.

But East Campbelltown again went on a rampage, with Shannon Gallant, Alex Potifara, Craig Moustakas, Jayke Lealuga-Puhotau and Aaron Teariki scoring tries. Grant Lahey and Ripepi also both completed hat-tricks of tries.

Connor kicked an impressive 13 goals from 14 attempts as the Eagles secured a massive 82-10 win.

Eagles coach Richard Barnes said it was a pleasing win.

"I could see Belrose was down on a few troops," he said.

"Normally they are always a tough challenge, but I was very happy with our team's commitment, high completions and we really muscled up in defence.

"We are sitting second on the ladder at the moment, but we have a lot of work to do if we are going to defend our title."

Vince Ripepi and Grant Lahey received the Eagles' man of the match and players' players honours respectively.

Shannon Gallant, Alex Potifara and Mason Talolua were among East Campbelltown's other standouts.