Coonamble win an absolute thriller
THE first Western Plains Grand Final at Victoria Park was one for the ages. No one could recall a bigger crowd, none remembered a drawn match, and those who were at the ground will never forget the final seconds of extra time!
Coonamble scored a last gasp try to take the title from Warren – ironically, 12 months since the Pumas snatched it from the Rams on their home ground!
Coonamble fly-half Matt Shephard anticipates the next play as flanker Burnheim sets off on one of his many scything runs Talk to the hand – Matt Sheppard gets a close look at one of the Puma’s right palms! A Coonamble player about to be tackled by Warren No.8 Andrew Cosgrove
Half Matt Kelly was one of seven jackaroos from Egelabra Merino Stud in the Warren team Rams No.8 Will Kennedy skips past Pumas fullback, a contender for man-of-the-match, Matt Stevens
Sheppard clears for the Pumas in the face of a challenge from Blair Hooper.
Will Burnheim was tigerish in defence all day.