Aussies claim Bloody Slow Cup bragging rights
The Wallabies may have lost the Bledisloe Cup but Newman’s Aussie boys gained some redemption by claiming the Bloody Slow Cup by three points.
In an action-packed game, the Australian boys bested the New Zealanders in a nailbiting score of 23-21.
The teams took to the field on Saturday night in front of a packed crowd, with the Australian boys looking to continue their winning streak with a third game.
The game was played to raise money for Police Legacy, which looks after the families of police officers who have died on duty. As a matter of national pride, the boys’ new bragging rights were on the line after the Wallabies record playing the All Blacks. With each lead taken by one team, the other quickly closed it.
The two evenly matched sides fought to secure the win, with the Australians taking it with a final try in the last tense minutes.
Newman police Senior Sergeant Larry Miller said he was happy to see the Australians carry on their winning streak, but added the results were not the main objective.
“At the end of the day, the results don’t matter,” he said.
“It’s about coming together as a community and honouring the memory of our fallen comrades.”