Cobar Camels’ 65th reunion was well celebrated

Cobar Camel Lachlan Mitchell

While the Cobar Camels may have already bowed out of the 2023 Western Plains Rugby Union competition due to a lack of players, they did however manage to scrape up a team on Saturday to play the Nyngan Bulls as part of the Cobar club’s 65th Reunion celebrations.

A couple of “younger” Camels, including Robert Edge, Jamie Peters and Jake Harbison, joined the team on the field and were cheered on by a large group of “Old Boys” from the sidelines.

After the Camels had foiled two previous attempts by the Bulls at scoring, the visitors were however the first to put points on the board with a converted try just before the first quarter break.

Soon after the re-start, the Bulls crossed again under the posts and the subsequent conversion pushed their lead out to 14-0.

Just before halftime, Nyngan found some space out on the wing and they scored again.

The conversion attempt was waved away and they went to the long break 19-0 ahead.

It was mere minutes into the second half when the Bulls stepped around the Camels’ defence to score their next try and push the margin out to 24-0.

The Camels retaliated shortly after with a charging run to the line by Brady Brooks who scored first points for Cobar.

Kody Martin’s successful conversion took the score to 24-7.

The Camels’ momentum was however short-lived as the Bulls pressured the Camels’ line and crossed again for another converted try.

The Bulls kept on attacking and scored the next two tries to push their lead out to

The Camels however were not done and crowned themselves in glory (much to the delight of the Old Boys supporters) as they scored the last two tries of the match.

Edward Paul crossed out on the wing and ran around to score under the posts making for an easy conversion for Martin; Lachlan Mitchell went close to scoring but was pulled down short of the line; and minutes before full time Tyson Brilley raced through to score the Camels’ last try next to the posts.

The final score may have been 43-19 in the Bulls’ favour but it was the Camels who celebrated longer into the night with their 65th Reunion celebrations following the game.

A group of approximately 70 players, former players and supporters caught up and reminisced at an official dinner…Full story in this week’s edition out now!