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Country Rugby Championships 2024 – Western Plains rep team hold heads high at Tamworth

Western Plains Rugby Union – The Western Plains rep team at the Country Championships on Saturday –back l-r: William Ringrose (Warren), Matt Kelly (Warren), Oliver Murray (Bre-Bourke), Jeremy Thurston (Bre-Bourke), Sam Canty (Bre-Bourke), Jimmy Carr (Bre-Bourke), Joe Hamblin (Warren), Stu McLean (Warren), Tim Munton (Walgett), Josh Hill (Walgett), Will Boag (Nyngan), Tom Storer (Warren), Dudley Shepherd (Warren), Lachie Donnelly (Nyngan), Joshua Hay McKenzie (Walgett). Front: Charlie Friend (Walgett), Mac Symons (Warren), John Ashleigh (Coonamble), Isiah Darcy (Warren), Jack Kelly (Warren), Jake Watts (Walgett), Jack Yeomans (Walgett), Sam Toll (Walgett), Harry Pye (Walgett), Will Mitchell (Bre-Bourke), Harvey Duncan (Walgett). Photo Western Plains Rugby Union Photo TWH

Western Plain Rugby Union

The Western Plain rep team acquitted themselves well at the NSW Country Rugby Championships at Tamworth on the long weekend – beginning with a good first-up 16-12 win over the New England team on Saturday.

The team – a well-balanced side made up of players from throughout the Western Plain Zone, then had two close losses to the Central North team, going down 24-17 and to the Mid North Coast team by 10-0.

The championships were held at the world class facilities Scully Park and Pirates Rugby Club in Tamworth, but were played in cold, foggy, wet and boggy conditions.

Western Plains Team Manager Blair Hooper said that the team had a great start with the win against New England.

“We played a different style of Rugby for the Western Plains using a bit of width in our attack,” Blair said.{…]

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