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Frillies dig deep for draw

TOUGH ENCOUNTER: St George played host to traditional rivals Goondiwindi at the weekend. The match ended in draw.
TOUGH ENCOUNTER: St George played host to traditional rivals Goondiwindi at the weekend. The match ended in draw. Laura Telford

RUGBY UNION: The Dirranbandi cauldron once again hosted the annual St George Frillnecks and Goondiwindi Emus game on Saturday to play for the covenanted Kyle Cougar Hadenfeldt Shield.

With a healthy boasting of local supporters, the men in red set about squashing the memories from the previous weekend against the fired-up table topping Dalby side.

With plenty of reserves and even more enthusiasm for the heated contest, the men from St George earned points early in the first half with a well worked try to Bruce Shelly, converted by Lachie McKenzie.

But Goondiwindi didn't travel all the way the Dirranbandi to lay down and responded with a brace of quick tries to the backline.

At half time the Frillies re-grouped and came back with a hunger to erase the 17-7 deficit by keeping the ball deep in the forwards and rushing off the defensive line to disrupt the quality of ball that the Emus were getting.

After trailing for most of the game, the cool calm head of veteran Andy Sevil found the white line out wide to bring the scores level with barely a few minutes left to play.

With a fair number of walking wounded and a well-deserved draw the Frilles then set about retaining the shield by way of the Boat Race.

Once again, proven from many a year with the boat race the only 'silverware' taken home by the Frillnecks, the men finished the lager with moments to spare ahead of the Emus and gladly took possession of the Kyle Cougar Hadenfeldt Shield.

Players player and the winner of the Hadenfeldt Shield for 2017 was Brett 'Barney' Watts with Bruce Shelly taking out the two points and Andrew Sampson taking out the one.

This weekend will see the men in red take on the mighty Toowoomba Bears outfit, as long as it doesn't rain on them.

A rejuvenated side will be looking to put points on the board against the traditionally tough opponent and the more noise coming from the sideline the better so come on down to Rowden Park on Saturday at 1.30pm for a cracking game of running rugby and help cheer the Frillies home in St George.

Topics:  goondiwindi emus rugby union sport st george frillnecks


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