Coon­am­ble win an ab­so­lute thriller

Dubbo Photo News - - Sport - GE­OFF MANN MEL POCKNALL

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!

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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.

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