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Menindee knockout a success

Friday, 21st September, 2018

Tim Williams of the Williams Connections crosses for a try on Saturday. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan Tim Williams of the Williams Connections crosses for a try on Saturday. PICTURE: Tyler Hannigan

By Tyler Hannigan

It was dusty and windy but the action on field was hard-hitting as always in the third edition of the Menindee rugby league knockout held on Saturday.

Seven teams - Williams Connections, P’nuts Roosters, Far West Warriors, Parntu Warriors, Murray Darling Eels, Brothers United and Walgett Memorial - from around the region competed for the $5000 first prize.

Sunraysia Panthers were set to take part but were forced to withdraw on the morning of the event.

After the hard-fought preliminary games, in front of a packed 1300 crowd, it came down to Far West Warriors and Williams Connections for the title with the Warriors proving too good in a tight contest, 12-10.

Murray Darling Eels took out the repechage.

“It was a great day and everyone was well behaved with no trouble,” organiser Michelle Kelly said.

“We have to thank our sponsors AbSec, Kutanya and Maiden’s Hotel, as without their support the event wouldn’t be possible, as well as the Central Darling Shire.”

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