Eagles fly on return to bush
NED Hanigan was villain and hero on Saturday as he led the CNSW Country Eagles to an impressive win over Sydney.
The Coonamble-born Wallaby seemed determined to keep his name in front of selectors ahead of the World Cup. Although not chosen in the initial squad, the super fit backrower demonstrated why he has already been capped 19 times for the Wallabies. He would certainly not be out of place should injury strike one of the locks in Japan.
Ned had a role in several strong forward rushes that saw the Country boys open up a 24-0 lead before earning the wrath of the referee who binned the skipper for the Eagles’ repeated infringements in their red zone.
Towering Manly second-rower Nathan Den Houdt was voted Elders Man of the Match for his dominance on the ball.
Winger James Turner clears Winger James Kane showed he was no slouch on the end of the Eagles backline. He had an almost clean slate with the boot in the Eagles win
Ned in command!
Mudgee Wombats junior Matt Sandell led out by one of the excited Western Rams, Wallas