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Western Plains Rugby Union — Nyngan defeat Brumbies in top of table clash

The Brumbies holding out the Bogan Bulls in a tough top-of-the-table clash. PHOTO TWH

In a match destined to be the toughest of the competition to date, Brewarrina-Bourke Brumbies took on the Bogan Bulls in the Round 7 top-the-table clash on the weekend.

Although the Brumbies went down 45-19, it was great to see Ben Orcher and Joash Mann take to the field again, proving that the love of rugby doesn’t die easily. And Baden Barker played another solid game this week, with a taped-up finger, in what we knew was going to be a rough game.

Diondre Murphy and Jamahl Smith both had a stellar game, making some very important runs and continuing to get better each week. Jon Slack-Smith, ‘Slacky’ was certainly one to watch, being a part of almost every play and throwing his weight around.

Steve “tall blonde kid” Keir, had a superb game, with numerous people from the crowd having nothing but positive comments about him. Tommie Lukas was having a cracking game, until he was on the receiving end of a whopping tackle and suffered a concussion, finding himself on the bench for the rest of the game.

Although Nyngan were very tough in defence, Ben Orcher finally found the try line to put our first points on the board and Jamahl Smith kicked the conversion. The game see-sawed up and down the field, taking a toll on the Brumbies by half time.

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