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Kangaroos come out to play

Come-from-behind wins for under-18s and ladies in week two of the finals

Boggabri under-18s player Rylan Simms fends off an attempted tackle by Narrabri’s Kaleb McMillan on Saturday in Boggabri’s 26-20 elimination semi-final victory at Kitchener Park, Gunnedah. Photos: Sue Haire

Boggabri and District Rugby League Football Club president Greg Haire could not be prouder of his club.

The first grade side stepped up to first division this year, and while it did not win a game it had a real crack, losing four games by eight points or less.

The Kangaroos have retained coach Shane Rampling for the 2019 season, and the club was confident that the side could be a real force next year.

This season has been a more successful one for the club’s under-18s and ladies league tag teams.

Both won in week two of the Group Four Rugby League finals series on the weekend.

The league tag team did so in the competition’s tier two qualifying semi-final. That saw it progress to the grand final, which will be played against either Werris Creek or South West Robins on Sunday, September 9.

The Kangaroos defeated the top-ranked tier two team Werris Creek 14-11 on Sunday in Kootingal.

In the under-18s elimination semi-final match, which was played at Gunnedah on Saturday, Boggabri scored a 26-20 win against Narrabri.

Both matches saw the Kangaroos leave it late and cross for tries at the end of the two games to secure the wins.