Boars win on end of season trip

Narrabri 19 defeated Coffs Snappers 10

Back, coach Josh O’Shea, Johno Davies, Patrick Wheeler, Ben Atkins, Jed Brennan, Sam Cain, Beau Tomlinson, Bailey Organ, Jock Tomlinson, Auley O’Shea, Jake Shepherdson, Adam Hennessy, trainer Pat Mowle, coach Brett Nolan, front, Felix Johnson, Hamish Nolan, Lachie Hall, Cameron Devine, Kynan Harvey, Angus Taylor and Jordyn Mowle.

After being eliminated from the 2017 Central North Rugby Union finals series in the first week of the finals, the Narrabri Blue Boars Rugby Union Club’s under-17s side continued to train post-season.

It did so to remain prepared for an end of season trip to Coffs Harbour, where it would take on the Coffs Snappers under-18s.

The match was initially scheduled to be played as a pre-season game in March, but flooding on the coast caused damage to the field which prevented that from being possible.

The Boars arrived in Coffs Harbour on Friday, September 15, before meeting a combined 16-18-year-old Snappers side the following day.

And the visitors were successful, winning the match 19-10.

Angus Taylor, Lachlan Hall and Adam Hennessy each crossed for one try in the nine-point victory, and Jordyn Mowle added four extra points via two successful conversions.

Blue Boars coach Josh O’Shea said that his younger side stood up not just in the match against the Snappers, but all through the 2017 season.

O’Shea also commended his side for remaining committed to training ahead of the match, even after the CNRU season came to a close.

He said that the trip was a successful one, and that everyone who travelled enjoyed their time in Coffs.

He thanked trainer Pat Mowle and manager Brett Nolan for their assistance in training and in Coffs Harbour.