Group 4 reserve-grade grand final: Barraba Bulldogs beat South West Robins 78-6

The Barraba Bulldogs beat South West Robins 78-6 in the reserve-grade grand final at Jack Woolaston Oval on Sunday, after taking a stranglehold of the game in a first half when seven different players scored.

HOW SWEET IT IS: Barraba lost last season's second division grand final, but they would not be denied in 2018. Photo: Gareth Gardner

HOW SWEET IT IS: Barraba lost last season's second division grand final, but they would not be denied in 2018. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Then in the second half, Luke White became the eighth try-scorer for Barraba and then quickly doubled up.

Halloran, who kicked five goals, and Hall also scored doubles while hooker Darlington crossed for a brilliant trifecta of tries.

In all, 10 of the Bulldogs scored in one of their biggest and best wins.

“It was a bit rough early, though,” Bulldogs captain-coach Tim Coombes said.

“Knew we had to start well and a few of the boys were a bit nervy too. But we were right once we got into it. We were able to put on a good show.”

The Robins ran into a red-hot Bulldogs and chased them all day.

“They hit us early,” Robins captain-coach Shane Howarth said. “They were just too good. They were good all season and it was a well deserved win.”

He added: “[But] it’s still been a good season.”

BARRABA 78 (Kieran Darlington 3, Luke White 2, Ryan Hall 2, Kris Halloran 2, Tristan Flower, Ben Robinson, Doug Cover, Josh Austin, Pat Ferguson, Michael Rutherford tries, Halloran 5, Luke White 2, Joey Latham, Tristan Flower gls) d SOUTH WEST ROBINS 6 (Corey Hall try, Nelson Smith gl). Player of the Match – Ben Robinson (Barraba).