Sunday saw the Cougars travel to Greenfield Park in Albury to play Wodonga Storm.
Both teams were still celebrating the previous week’s win, with the girls beating the Wombats 58-4 and the boys 72-0.
The Cougar ladies hit the field for the second game of the day against the undefeated Wodonga Storm. The girls played strong but weren’t able to match the pace of the Wodonga team, who scored several times in the first half.
Emily Gardner managed to steal the ball from Wodonga to score and convert the Cougars’ only try in the first half.
After a half time chat, the girls headed back out hoping to come back stronger in the second half. The girls played a tough game until the very end but unfortunately Wodonga were too strong coming away with the win.
The boys stepped up next hoping to come away with another great win. The first half was a tight game with every Cougar try being answered by a Wodonga try.
At the half time buzzer it was three Corowa tries to Wodonga’s two.
The boys came into the second half strong, hoping to hold onto their lead but Wodonga managed to score twice.
The boys played a courageous game but Wodonga eventually came away with the win, 18-12.
Awards were handed out at The Circuit Sports Café after the boys’ game.
Girls Awards: Cougar Old Boys – Vera Toppara, Sportspower – Rebecca Johns, Empreneur – Emerson Lee, Blush Skin and Body – Mel Cooper and Circuit drink card – Tash Battye.
Boys Awards: Cougar Old Boys – Calvin Tautari, Urban Graze – Brian Harris, Hot House of Trends – J Ballhause and Circuit drink card – Ben Lunnon.
This weekend is a general bye for the competition, but the Cougars will play the Murray River Warriors on Sunday, June 17.
Keep an eye on the Corowa Cougars Rugby League Facebook page for a time and location for Round 9.
As always, thank you to all the supporters who travelled to Sunday’s game. The players appreciate your ongoing support from the side line.