Despite starting with a player short for their Round 5 Western Plains Rugby Union match against the Nyngan Bogan Bulls on Friday night, the Cobar Camels were however competitive up until the late stages of the game.
The Bulls did eventually finish with a 47-22 win, and Cobar finished the match with just 12 players on the field.
The Camels travelled to Nyngan with 14 men and started with 14 men but were joined 20 minutes into the game by Brandon ‘Chucky’ Jones who drove down after work.
The home side had a full side plus four reserves on the bench.
Despite the loss, the Camels captain/coach Kody Martin was pleased with the efforts of his team and said they were still in with a chance when they only trailed 28-22 with just 15 minutes left to play.
They lost Jack Fazulla who went off after a head knock in the first 20 minutes and Marika Tuilau left the field with a shoulder injury with 10 minutes remaining.
The Camels also lost Josh Bain-Smith midway through the first half when he was red-carded by the referee for arguing with and pushing a linesman.
On the plus side, Number 8 Jayden Harvey had a blinder of a game, continually busting the Nyngan defensive line.
Nyngan had no answer to his size, speed and off-loading ability. (Five-eighth Will Allen and Marika will knock up more tries if they shadow this big fellow!)…Full report in this week’s edition out now!