Cow­boys head­ing to Cairns for night of great buck­ing ac­tion

The Western Star - - RURALWEEKL­Y -

FEAR­LESS shots at glory, awe-in­spir­ing grit and crit­i­cal last chances are all on the line come June 2, when some of the world’s best bull rid­ers hit Cairns Con­ven­tion Cen­tre for the 2018 PBR Mon­ster En­ergy Tour Cairns In­vi­ta­tional.

Re­turn­ing for its big­gest and best edi­tion, the Cairns In­vi­ta­tional will see a stel­lar com­pe­ti­tion field bat­tle down to the wire for last-minute qual­i­fi­ca­tion points ahead of the much-an­tic­i­pated $750,000 PBR Global Cup in Sydney on June 9 and 10.

The Cairns In­vi­ta­tional is the fi­nal qual­i­fy­ing event to make the Aus­tralian team for the Global Cup, which is the largest team event and bat­tle for na­tional pride the sport has ever seen.

Billed as “The Ashes” of global bull rid­ing, the Global Cup pits the world’s premier bull rid­ing na­tions – Aus­tralia, Brazil, Canada, Mex­ico and the US – against each other in a show­down for the ti­tle of Tough­est Na­tion on Dirt.

The event stops in each par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­try, of­fer­ing up record purses, with each na­tional team fight­ing to re­tain the host coun­try’s horn from the PBR Global Cup trophy – the crown jewel of global rid­ing.

“With seven re­main­ing spots up for grabs on Aus­tralia’s team, Cairns presents a make or break op­por­tu­nity for Aussie rid­ers in con­tention for Global Cup qual­i­fi­ca­tion,” PBR Aus­tralia gen­eral man­ager Glen Young said.

“Cairns will also be the fi­nal event to sharpen up ahead of the Global Cup for many rid­ers that have al­ready qual­i­fied – a chance to iron out any kinks and get in the right com­pet­i­tive head space.

“With so much rid­ing on the re­sults from Cairns, we’re ex­pect­ing a cracker of a bat­tle and some of the most in­spired per­for­mances we’ve seen all year.”

Tick­ets are on sale for the PBR Mon­ster En­ergy Tour Cairns In­vi­ta­tional at www.pbraus­


GREAT SHOW: The PBR will take the best cow­boys and bulls in the busi­ness to Cairns.

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