“Snow” was a good omen for Red­backs

Dubbo Photo News - - Sport - GEOFF MANN MEL POCKNALL

THE bloke ev­ery­one calls “Snow”, Greg Brien, has ev­ery rea­son to re­mem­ber the whitest day of the cen­tury af­ter his Welling­ton Red­backs stung the Geurie Goats to claim the club’s first Oils Cup premier­ship.

Snow fell softly on the moun­tains on Satur­day morn­ing; “Snow” fell a lit­tle harder into bed in the Welling­ton valley in the early

Be­low:

hours on Sun­day morn­ing.

Welling­ton had won the right to avenge last year’s loss to Geurie with a solid per­for­mance against Mo­long and backed it up against the Goats. 60 min­utes of dom­i­nance en­abled the Red­backs to grab a match-win­ning lead, hold­ing off a late come­back by Geurie to take the ti­tle 25-19.

Red­backs’ Zac Mcmanus was player of the Grand Fi­nal.

Above:

Geurie Goats’ faces tell the story

Right:

A dis­lodged ball sails just be­hond Kurt Stokes’ reach

The se­ri­ous side of the grand fi­nal – Snow Brien (Welling­ton) and Paul Hau­sia (Geurie) look tense in the early stages Mitch Budge tries to break out of Goats’ full­back Moa Kavae­fi­afi’s cover tackle One has to be adapt­able to chang­ing winds!

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