Roosterettes impressive in first pre-season outing

The Cobar Roosters took men’s and women’s teams to the West Wyalong Rugby League and League Tag knockout on Friday and Saturday. The Cobar Roosterettes (pictured above) finished as runners-up in the League Tag Plate competition. Photo contributed

The Cobar Roosters and Roosterettes teams headed to West Wyalong on Friday for some preseason competition with the Roosterettes finishing as the Plate runners-up at the annual knock-out competition.

This year’s event attracted 16 Rugby League teams with the Shellharbour Sharks eventual 10-6 winners over Oberon to collect the $10,000 prize.

The Cobar men’s team was knocked out in the first round on Friday night going down
28-0 to the hosts, West Wyalong.

Roosters’ coaches David Watson and Chris Deighton both had great overall games leading with strong attack and defence and along with top defence from Marty Turton and Slade Neale, they helped to hold West Wyalong to a 12-0 lead at half time.

The Cobar Roosters travelled to West Wyalong on Friday to compete in the town’s annual rugby league knock-out competition which offered a first prize purse of $10,000. The Roosters were knocked out in the first round after losing their game to the hosts, 28-0. The pre-season hit-out gave coaches David Watson and Chris
Deighton a look at how their new players will gel with the team for the upcoming Castlereagh season. Photo contributed

“We were competitive in the game but made a lot of silly mistakes and they ran away with it,” Watson said.

The women’s League Tag matches were played on Saturday in 38 degree heat.

After their first round loss to Temora (16-0), the Cobar girls drew 6-all with hosts West Wyalong in the second round.

The Roosterettes were later awarded the win of the tied game after Cobar’s Elodie Manns had been the game’s first try-scorer.

The win then put the Roosterettes into the Plate grand final where they again came up against Temora.

Temora once again ran out 20-0 winners.

Lisa Travis was named ‘Cobar’s Best on Field in the Grand Final’ and Zoë Harland was voted Players’ Player.

Cobar was also well served by Peta Woods and Corrina Brenton (in their first games for the Roosterettes) along with Tyler Chiswick, Kasey Egan and Emily Claus.

As the Plate runners-up, the Roosterettes brought home a $100 prize.