Camels impressive up against highly ranked Brumbies

Hamish McLeod taking down a Brumbies attacker on Saturday.

The Cobar Camels were impressive at
home on Saturday up against the
Brewarrina/Bourke Brumbies side in
Round 6 of the Western Plains Rugby Union
The match was a high scoring affair with a
total of 81 points scored in 80 minutes of play.
While the Brumbies may have finished with
a 45-36 win, the Camels well and truly made
the visitors work hard for the victory with the
Cobar side now looking more like a team of
rugby union players rather than a mix of rugby
players and league converts.
Cobar matched the Brumbies all over the
field in Saturdays game and dominated the line
-outs on a number of occasions, a couple of
which directly resulted in tries for the Camels.
Brad Crawford, Lochlan Ford and Tim Stever
scored two tries each for the Camels with
Kody Martin successfully converting three of
those tries.
The game was marred by an early serious
injury which stopped play for 15 minutes as
the Camels Ngarangi Winitana was stretchered
by Paramedics from the field and taken to hospital
for further medical attention.
After trailing 33-17 at the half time break,
the Camels fought back to win the second half
and drag the margin back to just nine points at
the final siren.
Crawford earned the Camels’ Best & Fairest
three points with two points going to Stever
and one point to Ford.
Crawford was named Players’ Player.