FLYING WOLF: Cory Willmott gets up above the pack.
THE curtain comes down today(August 16) on what has been anightmare season for the WorkmensClub Wolves’ premier league sidewhen they travel to Oberon for theirlast game of the season.
The good news is that their firstdivision, under 18 and Oz Leaguehave all made it through to the semifinals.
The premier league’s season startedoff in the worst of ways losing severalplayers from their successful2013 side and then were plagued withinjuries that saw key players out forthe season.
It has been tough going for coachGraeme Osborne who has not hadthe luxury to field the same teamtwice all year.
It has been a case of patching upthe side each week with playersinjured or unavailable.
The club will now put the 2014season behind them and concentrate on 2015 andrebuild the club.
Coming through from the StormJunior Rugby League are a wave oftalented players that reach right backthrough the age groups and theWolves can look forward to a muchbrighter future.
The Wolves would like to finishtheir year on a bright note with a winover Oberon and will be going all outagainst a side that have also had theirtroubles.
Last week against the Panthers,the Wolves could not take a trick withthe bounce of the ball being extremelycruel which resulted in a numberof tries to the Bathurst side.
Osborne said: “It is the way, whenyou are doing it tough, you neverseem to get any breaks.”
The first division side are currentlyin fourth position on the ladderwith Oberon two points behind on18.
The Wolves have far the better forand against than Oberon and will finishfourth even if the home sidecause an upset.
Captain coach Kip Maranda hasdone a great job with the first divisionside and with his band of ‘goldenoldies’ plus a couple of talentedyounger players have really surpriseda few teams.
The Under 18 side sit in secondposition along with Cowra and willget two points for the bye as Oberondid not field a side in this division.
They too have a far better fore andagainst compared with Cowra.
The Oz League girls will finisheither in fourth or fifth position andtake their place in the eliminationsemi next week.
The girls really put it up to thecompetition leaders BathurstPanthers who scored five tries to fouragainst the girls.
They have been in good form oflate and should beat Oberon who aresitting in last place.
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