Crowd for Camels’ first home game

Schoolboy, Wiaan Oosthuizen (with the ball), was one of the Camels best on field in Saturday’s Western Plains Rugby match against Nyngan. Nyngan won the game 34-10.

The Cobar Camels had a good crowd turn out for their first home game of the 2017 Western Plains Rugby competition on Saturday at Ailsa Fitzsimmons Memorial Oval.

The Camels put on a good show up against the Nyngan Bulls however it was the Bulls who eventually walked away as 34-10 victors.

After a blistering start to the match with the visitors quickly taking control and directing play, the Camels scrambled to match the Bulls’ intensity and trailed 24-5 at half time.

Tom Wall was Cobar’s first half try scorer.

The Camels made a great start to the second half with Wiaan Oosthuizen scoring early out on the wing against the run of play to close the gap to 24-10.

In end-to-end rugby, Nyngan replied immediately with their fourth try of the game to push their lead out to 19 points.

Despite a glut of possession for the remainder of the match, the Bulls were unable to penetrate the strong Camels’ defence.

The Camels attacking raids also fell short of the mark and it wasn’t until the final minute of the game that the Bulls scored their fifth try to claim the 34-10 win.

Best on ground for the Camels were Tom Wall, Jayden Martin and Khaleb Whitehurst.