Aussies claim Bloody Slow Cup brag­ging rights

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tay­lar Amonini

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.”

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