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River teams rise to top

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016

Timothy Mitchell in full flight ... the Menindee Wedge-Tail Eagles notched up a win against United on Saturday, after a loss to cross-town rivals Yabbies the week before. PICTURE: Michael Murphy Timothy Mitchell in full flight ... the Menindee Wedge-Tail Eagles notched up a win against United on Saturday, after a loss to cross-town rivals Yabbies the week before. PICTURE: Michael Murphy

By By Tyler Hannigan

The Wilcannia Boomerangs defeated the Broken Hill Saints in a high scoring affair, 34 to 22, at the Lamb Oval on Saturday.

 

Lawrence King grabbed a hat-trick of tries for the Boomerangs while Kevin Newman went over for a brace and Kim Harris scored a single.

 

Newman also went 5/6 with the boot.  

 

For the Saints, Joel Thompson, Mitch McKenny and Tom Langford all crossed for tries while Luke Kooyman scored himself a double.

Thomas Sloane struggled converting, managing just 1/5 on a blustery day.

The Lamb Oval’s second game had the Broken Hill Geebungs take on the Menindee Yabbies in a lopsided affair with the Yabbies thrashing the Geebungs 70 to 4. Samuel Hooker, Harry Bennett, Walter Riley and Dennis King all scored twice and there were another six individual try scorers. 

Geebung’s only try scorer was Jack Kennedy who crossed in the first half, that effort went unconverted.

At Menindee Oval, the local Menindee Wedge-Tailed Eagles prevailed over Broken Hill United, 34 points to 22.

Shaun Kemp and Fred Bennet both scored doubles for the Eagles while Mitchell Lalor managed two tries for United.

United did a fine job to get back into this game after being down 22-0 at half-time and will take plenty of positives out of winning the second-half.

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