Pride & Scorpions take out Girls & Boys 11s City v Country titles
Southern Country Pride and Western City Scorpions have both taken out their respective NSW City v Country titles after two thrilling finals on the Central Coast.
The Girls 11s decider between Pride and Western City went down to the wire, with Pride scoring first in an extra time drop off before defending their line brilliantly to claim the one try win.
Scorpions took control of a tight first half and took a 1-0 lead to the break following a brilliant long range individual try from Nepean’s Indianna Carrol.
Pride equalised in the second half and took the match to extra time, then scored through Ella Greatz in the first set of the drop off to take the lead.
Scorpions threw everything at their opponents to keep their title hopes alive, but there was no way through the resilient Southern Country defence.
In the Boys 11s decider, Scorpions battled back from 2-1 down to claim a 5-3 win over Northern Country Knights.
Scorpions opened the scoring after some impressive footwork from Riley Davis but Knights quickly hit back and edged ahead after tries to Gabriel Goodenough and Tyler Blackhall.
Western City levelled the scores early in the second half following a try to Dom Vella and took the lead after Tyrone Moeroa backed up nicely on the inside to give his side a 3-2 lead.
The Knights hit back midway through the second half, but Scorpions had too much class in the closing stages and scored twice more through Issac Grey and Cyrus Boomfield to seal an impressive win.