Cowra Country

Cowra Country

Outside backs Lani and Moa were outstanding at the Tens.

Outside backs Lani and Moa were outstanding at the Tens.

Toby Wilson was playing Brumby Runners but he would have been in his element at the Cowra Twilight Tens. Utes, dogs, beer, riding boots, beer and RJ Williams birds. He missed out but the Whites didn’t, winning the cup and $1,600 plus $200 for refreshments on the never ending bus trip home.
Centre Nela Moa was named player of the day while Dan Hawke was soldier of the day leading the winning side and the volunteer bus driver.
It was rugby of old where the games interfered with the re-hydration, the referees were a jolly lot and there was no escape from the heat. The Whites went through the tournament undefeated and played the Woodstock Wallys in the final. The Wallys looked the part but they were lost against the Moa and Lani combination with Queanbeyan running out 19-7 winners.
A few of the youngsters continue to impress-Josh Wells, Aiden Agnew and Ben “Flash” Gordon. How such a frame can motor faster than most wingers is a gravity denier. The find of the day was the Jindabyne Viking, David Akkersdyk. ACDC could be a backrower, a lock or centre. Strong, competitive and fit he is a great addition to the club’s playing roster.
Centre Ben Darmody looks a far better player a year on as does Danny Matthews. Unsung heroes like Daniel Naef, Josh Townsend, Tyron Dargue and Jordan Cremerius held the sides together in very trying heat conditions.
Coaches Debenham, Penca, Stumbles and Freeman did a great job managing the two teams throughout the day.

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