Conquerors, Kurrsi can’t be split
With just three points separating the top three teams going into the final round of the Hedland Touch Association season before finals, it was all on the line when third-placed Conquerors faced off against second-placed Kurrsi.
In an arm-wrestle of a half, Charlan Jacko-David and Mathias Levi scored tries for Kurrsi, while Conquerors took the lead with Trevor Cook scoring two tries to have his side ahead 3-2 at half-time.
Both teams came out fighting in the second half, desperate for the win to try and secure top place on the table.
Conquerors and Kurrsi went try for try in the first part of the second half before Kurrsi’s relentless attack started to tire the Conquerors defence.
Kurrsi levelled the scores at 6-all with minutes to go but a brave Hail Mary try attempt failed as the siren sounded, leaving the game tied.
In the other division one game, table toppers Rusty Pipes went up against NADS looking to secure their place on top.
NADS got off to a flying start, with Isiah Wuruki crashing through Rusty’s defence to score three tries and launch the NADS to a 4-3 lead at half-time.
But the Rusty Pipes showed why they sit atop the ladder with a gritty second-half comeback led by Daniel Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald scored two tries in the second half and found support from a dogged offensive effort that resulted in Rusty scoring five tries to the NADS’ four.
In the end it was enough for the Rusty’s to secure top spot with the game ending in a draw, 8-8, while the Crazy Horses and Total Connections clash ended in a forfeit.
In the division 2 games Penguins overwhelmed Triple Zeros in the second half with Luke Rutter scoring three tries to secure the win 6-3.
Cockatoos extinguished the Phoenix 12-0 in a one-sided clash, while Life and Soul edged out Slingers 6-5.
Finals action kicks off tonight with Conquerors going up against Total Connections while NADS will face off against Crazy Horses.
In the division two finals , Life and Soul will take on Triple Zero and Penguins and Phoenix will clash.
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