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Parntu magic

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

Wilcannia teams Parntu and the Boomerangs join together after the match in a show of support for the river township’s premiership bid. It’s up to Parntu now to bring home the trophy. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt Wilcannia teams Parntu and the Boomerangs join together after the match in a show of support for the river township’s premiership bid. It’s up to Parntu now to bring home the trophy. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

An Ethan Harris (Whyman) master-class has propelled Parntu to its second-ever Musicians Club Outback Rugby League grand final after the Warriors overcame a gritty Wilcannia Boomerangs in last Saturday’s Senior Men’s preliminary final at Memorial Oval in Broken Hill.

Ethan, who was instrumental in Boomerangs’ 2018 premiership success, scored three tries in the Wilcannia derby to book Parntu a spot in the decider against minor premiers Menindee Yabbies. 

Warriors skipper Victor Ward and fullback Lincon Kirby (one try, six goals) were also never far from the action as Parntu came from behind to eventually win 36-16 against Boomers.

Boomerangs had the early running and led 6-0 and 12-6 before Ward’s try right on half-time put the Warriors ahead for the first time. In the second-half Parntu were able to score three-tries-to-one.

William Jones and Dion Harris were impressive for Boomerangs while Cassidy Evans led his side well from the back-row and scored a try.

It now means minor premiers Menindee tackle Parntu in Saturday’s (19 September) 2020 Musicians Club Outback Rugby League Grand Final. 

Meanwhile, Wilcannia had to work hard to overcome Menindee Twisted Sisters in a highly-entertaining Women’s Monarch Blues Tag (League Tag) preliminary final. 

Wilcannia powered to an 18-0 lead at quarter-time. However, from that point the Twisted Sisters were in everything and got back to 26-10 at half-time and then as close as eight points at full-time. 

Wilcannia’s team-work was again evident with six individual try-scorers. 

The Mellissa Kennedy-led outfit will now meet minor premiers Silver City in the decider.

Grand Final day on Saturday, will feature juniors from 9.30am before the tag decider at 1.15pm and men’s tackle from 3pm. 

 

RESULTS

 

WOMEN’S MONARCH BLUES TAG (LEAGUE TAG): 

WILCANNIA 30 (Nakiesha Jackson, Mackenna Clarke, Talyssa Dutton, Kim Vo, Amelia Mitchell, Dorothy Mills tries; Clarke 3 goals) defeated MENINDEE TWISTED SISTERS 22 (Telicia Briar, Pansy Newman, Ashley Cicak, Sabrina Nauer tries; Lakisha Sloane 3 goals) 

 

SENIOR MEN’S: 

PARNTU WARRIORS 36 (Ethan Harris 3, Lincon Kirby, Victor Ward, Mal Johnson tries; Kirby 6 goals) defeated WILCANNIA BOOMERANGS 16 (Cassidy Evans, Lionel McKellar, Reggie Shepherd tries; Dion Harris 2 goals). 

 

MUSICIANS CLUB OUTBACK RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINALS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 @ MEMORIAL OVAL, BROKEN HILL

9am: Gates Open (Entry is via Warnock St Gates) 

 

JUNIOR PROGRAM 

9.30am: Under 14s 

10.30am Under 8s and Under 10s: 

11.30am: Under 12s:

 

SENIOR PROGRAM 

1.15pm: Musicians Club Outback Rugby League Monarch Blues Tag Grand Final 

Silver City Scorpions v Wilcannia

3pm: Musicians Club Outback Rugby League Senior Men’s Grand Final

Menindee Yabbies v Parntu Warriors

 

GATE ENTRY ADMISSION PRICES:

Adults (18+): $8 

Concession: $5 

All children 17 and under: FREE 

 

PLEASE NOTE, On-line tickets will be available at 123tix.com.au Estimated charges (including ticketing fees and credit card charges).

Adults (18+): Approx: $5.08

Concession: Approx: $3.04

All children 17 and under: FREE 

Cheapest option is booking online.

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