THE MOREE Boomerangs won the U17s final at the NSW Aboriginal Knockout at Raymond Terrace yesterday to help make up for the defeat of the two senior sides in the main draw.
The juniors were dominant in the final, winning 28-4 over the Gunnaral Warriors, with Jake Johnson scoring three tries.
Captain Ian Brown jnr said he was “so proud” of the Moree side.
“We’re happy to win,” he said.
“It got a bit hard out there but that’s how football is.”
The Rangs beat Southside Inverell, Lana’s Warriors and Newcastle All Blacks to make the final.
They dominated possession in the decider and that led to points.
The senior teams both bowed out over the weekend, including the number one side that lost in the quarter-finals again this year.
In the men’s final, the Newcastle Yowies finally tasted success.
They beat the reigning champions and hosts Mindaribba Warriors 26-20, with locals Jake Hawkins and Alistair Faulkner part of the winning side.
The Yowies beat the Murrumbidgee Crows 34-22 in the semi-finals while Mindaribba accounted for Griffith Three Ways 26-10.