World’s biggest rugby league festival
THE 48th NSW Aboriginal Knockout will be remembered for fun, family and fabulous football highlighted by two dramatic final day matches featuring Bourke Warriors, the eventual winners Newcastle All Blacks and La Perouse Panthers.
Women again produced their magic, stunning spectators with their speed, skill and power. 18 teams played off for the prestigious title.
The Wellington Wedgetails won through
Shaenice Allan is headed for the ground
to the decider after a 34-6 win in their first match, 24-0 victory against Maitland in Round 2, and a commanding 14-0 semi-final against the Castlereagh All Blacks.
Unfortunate injuries to Brittany Naden, who was injured while scoring a great try, and playmaker Maddison Shaw ended the local team’s hopes. The Newcastle Yowies’ much bigger combination took the trophy 22-6.
Rikka Lamb from Goodooga, who played with Dubbo CYMS League Tag team last year, scored a try and assisted directly in two others and was in fine form for the Yowies.
It doesn’t get any tougher than this!
Would you like to dance? The Wellington Wedgetails were powerful throughout the weekend, building on the go-forward of players like Tegan Gibbs