Bourke Warriors first grade minor premiers 2019 Back row l-r: Ross Elwood, Connor Elwood, Patrick Edwards, James Moore, Dalton McInerney, Michael Elwood, Douglas Dennis, Luke Milgate, Jake Elwood, Aiden Orcher, and Kyle Morris. Middle Row: Troy Nean, Bruce Morris, Mervyn Harris, Peter Wood, Chris Donn, Ewan Elwood. Front Row: Jordan Elwood, Keenan Elwood, Hogan Shillingsworth. Missing from team photo: Reuben Barker, Jeremy Edwards, Paul Kelly, Willie Orcher, Rodney Jones, and Edward McKellar Photo Supplied
Bourke will meet the Walgett Dragons in the Barwon Darling Rugby League grand final this weekend.
Walgett defeated the Brewarrina Googars in the preliminary final at Lightning Ridge last Saturday for the right to line up against Bourke at Davidson Oval this Saturday.
It was a fiery match between the two men’s outfits with four players sinbinned in the last 25 minutes, but after being a close contest in the early stages, it was Walgett who walked away deserved 36-20 winners. Second-rower Neville Suey and team mate Troy Sands starred for the Dragons.
The result sets up a tantalising grand final with the defending champions Bourke this weekend. One interested onlooker was Bourke coach Bruce Morris.
“Walgett was very physical, their defence was good and highlighted that at this time of year everyone is match-fit and ready for 80 minute games,” he said.
Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.
Grand final draw at Davidson Oval, Bourke this Saturday:
Under 15s: Brewarrina vs Bourke;
Under 18s: Brewarrina vs Bourke;
Ladies League Tag: Brewarrina vs Walgett;
and Senior Men: Bourke vs Walgett