By SARAH STEWART
In a heart-stopping contest that went down to the wire, the Gunnedah Red Devils women emerged triumphant against the Narrabri Blue Boars at the weekend, winning 10-7.
The closely contested battle was won when the Red Devils seized the opportunity two seconds before full time.
Gunnedah’s Emmy Barr, a standout player who was recently selected for the Country NSW Rugby Union women’s team, scored a crucial try in the corner to win the game.
The clash between these two talented teams highlighted the competitive nature and high skill level of women’s rugby in Central North zone.
Gunnedah’s Madisan Rogers showcased her speed and agility, skillfully maneuvering around the Narrabri defence to secure the opening try of the match.
The Narrabri Blue Boars rallied back with Bella Cruickshank crossing the try line for Narrabri. Toni Gale’s successful conversion added valuable extra points to place the Boars in the lead.
As the match progressed, both sides showcased remarkable defensive resilience, denying their opponents any significant scoring opportunities.
Narrabri looked confident for the win when it was awarded a scrum after full time.
This presented a potential last-gasp opportunity for Gunnedah. In a display of determination and skill, Gunnedah won the scrum, seizing control of the ball.
It was then that Emmy Bar capitalised on the possession gained by her team and showcased her exceptional abilities by scoring the winning try.
The exhilarating play left fans in awe and sealed a memorable victory for the Gunnedah Red Devils women’s side.