The Cobar Junior Rugby League Club had plenty of reasons to celebrate the end of the 2017 season on Saturday with three of their four junior sides recording wins at home in the Dubbo & District Junior Rugby League competition.
The Under 10s opened the day with a thrilling 16-10 win over the Dubbo City visitors and recorded their first win of the season.
Cobar Junior Rugby League president Simone Knight said it was such an exciting way to end the season.
“It was like winning the grand final,” Mrs Knight said after the game.
The Cobar Under 10s side had impressed all year and went close to winning on a number of occasions but hadn’t been able to pull off a win. Their perseverance however paid off and they impressed on Saturday when they held onto their six points lead to claim their first win of the season.
Cobar’s tries came from Reece Josephson, Jaxon Burke and Nate Martin with Reece Josephson and Jed Budd landing a conversion each. Nate Martin was named Players’ Player and Reece Josephson picked up the Coach’s Award.
The Cobar Under 12s side appeared to be inspired by the Under 10s win and they wasted no time in putting first points on the board not long after their game kicked off.
Five tries were scored by their captain Reynold Mugugia and Tristan Bliss added another in their 30-28 win over Dubbo City.
Conversions were kicked by Reynold Mugugia and Kai Taylor with Nathan Bartlett kicking the match winner. (At full time the Cobar team and their coach had thought it was a draw until the Dubbo City boys told them they’d won.)
The Under 12s Players’ Player was Jayden Cryer while Reynold Mugugia collected the Coach’s Award.
The Cobar Under 15s completed the winning trifecta for the club on Saturday with their nail-biting 28-26 win over Dubbo South.
Their win on Saturday has ensured them a semi final berth.
Seb Best (3), Ashley Davies (2) and Stuart Taylor scored tries with Chris Crotty and Dylan Morley kicking a goal each.
The Coach’s Awards were collected by Sid Colling and Dylan Gaydon.
The Dubbo City Under 14s team put a spoiler on the Cobar club’s party when they beat the Roosters Under 14s 50-4.
Cobar’s only points came from a try to Eli Lovegrove.
Eli picked up the Players’ Player award and Tommy Rogers earned the Coach’s Award.
“This team has come such a long way this year,” Mrs Knight said.
“A lot of boys who have never played before have joined the team and they are looking better every week.”
The club will now wrap up the season with a Dads versus Kids Father’s Day fun game this Sunday and presentations will be held next Thursday, September 7.