MONARO COMPETITION - SECOND DIVISION
Saturday 6th September
Congratulations to the Taralga Tigers who have defeated the Crookwell Dogs 32-12 to claim the Monaro 2nd Division Championship on Saturday 6th September.
Both clubs have a massive supporter base and it was evident by the crowd that turned out to Memorial Park, Crookwell as well as the support both towns were showing with shop fronts being changed to their team’s colours.
In a tight first half it was the Tigers who came out on top leading 13-6 thanks to back to back tries. With the home ground advantage, Crookwell struck back early in the 2nd half to reduce the score to 13-9, before a Taralga try took the score to 18-9. With the clock winding down, the Dogs got within 6 points thanks to another penalty, but sadly that were as close as the got as Taralga ran in two converted tries to but the game beyond doubt.
In an outstanding attacking display Taralga’s outside centre and Vice Captain Ben Marmont was named the Hahn Super Dry Player of the Match a scoring a hat-trick.
Monaro Second Division:
Taralga 32 (Tries; B.Marmont 3, T. Crokwe & B. Seaman – Con; J. Croker – PG; J. Croker) defeated Crookwell 12 ( PG; A. Nolan 4).
Player of the Match – Ben Marmon (Taralga)
2014 Final Series Results
Major Semi Final - Crookwell Dogs(2) 23 defeated Taralga Tigers (1) 17 @ Taralga
Minor Semi Final - Jindabyne Bushpigs(3) 35 defeated Bungendore Mudchooks(4) 27 @ Jindabyne
Preliminary Final - Taralga Tigers(1) 34 defeated Jindabyne Bushpigs(3) 24 @ Taralga
The ACT's Second Division competition features teams from the wider ACT region, and includes clubs from Bungendore, Boorowa, Crookwell, Jindabnye and Taralga.
The 2014 season will again be conducted over 15 rounds which each team playing each other on 3 occasions. The competition will kick off on Saturday 3rd of May after the Easter Break and ANZAC Day weekend and will conclude of the 6th of September. The Second Division Competition clubs will all have 3 individual club byes, along with the June Long Weekend off.
In 2013, Jindabyne were crowned back to back Champions defeating Taralga 29-19. Jindabyne have had an outstanding run over the last two seasons going through both the 2012 and 2013 seasons undefeated.
2014 Competition Draw -Click Here
The Brumbies lost an early lead in their pre-season trial game against the Highlanders on Saturday night in Wagga to go down to the Highlanders 24-19.