Bourke Warriors stand proud at Koori Knockout
Members of the Bourke Warriors team that made the semi-finals of the 2018 Koori Knockout at Dubbo on the weekend – brothers Guy and Justin Shillingsworth. Guy normally plays for the Golden Googars at Brewarrina and Justin plays for the Ballina Seagulls. Guy and Justin are originally from Enngonia but played in a combined Bourke Warriors team on the weekend. Photo courtesy of Darkeye Photography of Dubbo
There was controversy, brilliant play and passionate supporters to witness this year’s Koori Knockout in Dubbo, with the Warriors at the centre of it all.
A controversial try saw the Warriors go down to the Newcastle All-Blacks 23-25 in the semi-finals.
Newcastle All Blacks went on to win the tournament against La Perouse by 19 points to 18.
Despite Bourke’s disappointment, the 48th Koori Knockout lived up to its reputation as one of the biggest indigenous events on the calendar and a showcase of raw sporting talent.
Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.