COROWA COUGARS

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES -

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.

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