The Drovers defeated Leeton 24-15 for their second win of the Southern Inland Rugby Union season on Saturday, but it wasn't the same story for the women's side.May 6, 2014 3:55am
Deniliquin won its second Southern Inland Rugby Union match of the season on Saturday, overcoming home team Leeton by nine points.
The 24-15 result follows on from the Drovers’ win against Wagga Ag College last week and brings their season tally to 2-2 (win-loss).
The match wasn’t without its casualties, however, with hooker Stu Kent badly hurt in a scrum and taken to hospital in Griffith.
No. 8 Scott Francis continued his dominant form against the Phantoms, taking out the Players’ Player accolade, while forward Les Dicker took out the three votes.
Hooker Lynden Goulding collected two votes and breakaway Mason Brown received one.
The Dingo award went to TA Keremeta.
In other SIRU second grade results, Ag College defeated Temora 19-0, Waratahs flogged Tumut 37-0, and Young easily beat reigning premier Albury 26-0.
Meanwhile, Wagga City were too good for Griffith, 28-10, and CSU defeated Cootamundra, 29-12.
The Deniliquin Drovers women’s side played its second rugby sevens match of the season against Leeton on Saturday.
The locals were convincingly beaten, 54-0, in the curtain-raiser to the men’s game.
Despite the loss, star player Stacey O’Meara said the Drovers showed great potential, especially Emma Heine who took out the Players’ Player award.
‘‘Emma was playing just her second game but she made it look like she had played forever.
‘‘This weekend we have a home game against Griffith, who were the minor premiers last year.
‘‘It’s going to be a tough one but our girls are sure to be a persistent opposition.’’
Students from St Mary's Primary School put in a great effort on Monday for the school's Clean Up Australia Day event.
Perfect weather forecasted this weekend will please the many boating enthusiasts registered for the inaugural Lake Mulwala Boat Muster to be held on Saturday.
A dairy cow has died from the disease anthrax in the Tatura region.
Campaspe Shire still does not have an alternative to the Moama slipway more than two years after obtaining permits to build a dry dock at the Port of Echuca.
There was a sentence doing the rounds at the weekend’s Great Northern Show.
Vic Govt issues alert after dairy cow death in Tatura
Two local teenagers have formally apologised to the Finley community for destroying 14 trees in Finley's Railway Park.
St Mary’s Catholic Church in Heathcote has undergone extensive roof repairs due to increasing water damage.
Cobram and District Toy Library secretary Liz Stronge said she was ‘‘really happy’’ with the turnout of more than 100 people to the 25th birthday Playfest at Mivo Park on Saturday.
NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant says Nationals continue to fight forestry burden.
New Victorian minister for agriculture, Jaala Pulford, should bring funds for the Queensland Fruit Fly fight when she visits the region for the first time, Member for Northern Victoria, Wendy Lovell says.
Betty Summer walks 6 kms in a round trip, three times a week to go to the gym. She hates people asking her age, but couldn't keep it secret when she hit the big nine-oh.
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