Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade side Group 19 premiers

Pride: Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade took out the Group 19 premiership for their fourth consecutive year on Saturday. Photo: Ian Jones.
Pride: Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade took out the Group 19 premiership for their fourth consecutive year on Saturday. Photo: Ian Jones.

The Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade side took out the Group 19 premiership for a fourth consecutive year on Saturday.

After their stellar season in 2016, the reserves continued their success right throughout this year topping the table heading into finals round.

The side were determined to keep their winning streak at the grand final on Saturday against the Macintyre Warriors.

Described as a match that kept the huge crowd pressuring the sidelines right to the end, it looked like the Warriors had it in the bag after a beautifully kicked 40-20.

A few minutes later a Warriors player carried half the Rangs side over the line to score a try, however the local side were not admitting defeat that easily.

They drove their way back into the Warriors’  25 and with the fortune of a knock-on Rangs player and man of the match Leslie Fuller converted his own try virtually on the siren which sealed the score 26-22 to the Moree Boomerangs.

Meanwhile, the history-making Moree Boomerangs ladies league tag side were defeated by the Glen Innes Magpies on Saturday. The girls put up an outstanding fight but were not able to get the win. The final score was 20-0. The girls made history this season as the first league tag side to ever make the grand final for the Moree Boomerangs Club.

To wrap up the season under 18s Rangs player Allen McKenzie junior won highest try scorer with 13 tries and in reserve grade Silas Haines-Blackman also won highest try scorer with 21 tries.

In A-grade Jason Saunders wrapped up highest point scorer and highest try scorer with 30 tires 86 goals and 294 points. The Moree Boomerangs were also named Group 19 Club Champions for 2017.

Last week, first grade coach Chris Binge said all grades will head into next season with confidence after the success of 2017.

“Most importantly we’ve got more excitement to come next year with the bonus of our new grounds and club house. So that is something for us all to look forward to.” Binge said the up and coming talent throughout the Rangs club was another plus for the club. “I think we can go into next season pretty confident that we will give ourselves a good show again.”