Wellington’s first 25 years in

Dubbo Photo News - - Sport - GE­OFF MANN MEL POCKNALL

Tough for­mer New­cas­tle prop Dave Dry­den FROM 1990 to 1994, the Cow­boys rode over all but Co­bar (‘93) to claim four pre­mier­ships in five years. There have been more re­cent at­tempts to win back the trophy (‘05, ‘06, ‘10) but it wasn’t un­til a con­certed club ef­fort, on and off the field, over the past two seasons that the prized Shield was taken “home”.

In a com­plete con­trast to the Cow­boys’ pre­vi­ous wins, this grand fi­nal vic­tory was built on Mac Dut­field fed off a su­perb pass from Den­nis Mo­ran to score the first try un­der the sticks

Gutsy sec­ond-rower Jack Kemp­ston earned brag­ging rights from brother Harry on Sun­day

CYMS war­rior Luke Jenk­ins

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