Pan­thers take home the win

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

THE Pan­thers feasted on a Wal­la­roos team de­void of di­rec­tion in the re­serve grade Bund­aberg Rugby League grand fi­nal.

Un­able to get any drive for­ward be­cause of Wests’ pres­sure and in­ten­sity, mi­nor pre­miers Wal­la­roos slumped to a 28-12 loss in the big­gest game of the year.

Ed­die Booth was dan­ger­ous for Wal­la­roos but his con­tri­bu­tion alone was never go­ing to be enough against a well-drilled and mo­ti­vated Pan­thers team.

Skip­per James Wilkin­son was ex­cel­lent at full­back and his abil­ity to di­rect traf­fic from the back field help his team get the win.

Luke Owen’s ball move­ment was im­pres­sive at five-eighth and when he was get­ting in be­hind for­wards Ter­rence Franks, John El­lis and Wade Ab­bott there was plenty of mo­men­tum for the Pan­thers dur­ing the game.

Wal­la­roos showed some fight late in the game, de­spite not hav­ing the ball, but it was too late.

Todd Camp­bell from Wal­la­roos and Ab­bott had early showers af­ter be­ing sent from the field in the 34th minute, but the re­sult was be­yond doubt and Wests were wor­thy win­ners of the premier­ship.

Wests: 28 (J El­lis 2, A Dun­phy, C Ryan, L Eade tries; L Owen 4 goals) d

Wal­la­roos: 12 (E Booth 2 tries; J Horder 2 goals)

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WESTS PAN­THERS: Wests took out the 2015 BRL re­serve grade ti­tle ith a 28-12 win over Wal­la­roos.

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