ELIMINATION FINAL: The Dalby Wheatmen went up against the Condamine Cods.
ELIMINATION FINAL: The Dalby Wheatmen went up against the Condamine Cods. Sam Flanagan

Cods' season comes to end as Wheatmen win

Rugby Union: The Condamine Cods B Grade season has come to a close after missing out against the Dalby Wheatmen.

The Cods ended the season at third place on the ladder after Dalby's 37-12 win. Condamine Cods president Doug McNicholl said the Cods started well, applying plenty of early pressure, with the score at 12-7 heading into half-time.

"Unfortunately in the second half the weight of possession and a bit of lack of discipline resulted in Dalby getting some early penalties in the early stages of the second half and took lead out to 20 points to 7,” McNicholl said.

"We then hit back with a second half try but then Dalby were able to exploit some of the extra pace they had on the wings, to run in some late trys that saw them take the game away in the later part of the second half.

"But the Cods showed typical Cods spirit throughout the game, kept fighting but unfortunately Saturday wasn't our day.”

While the season might be over, McNicholl said the team showed "tremendous fight and spirit” over the course of the season, rising from last place to end in third place.

"That was a great result and a great effort for club,” he said.

The A Grade Cods have also wrapped for the season after being knocked out in the first round of finals.

But McNicholl was optimistic, and said to have gotten that far was still a great result for the club.

"It was a challenging year for us in that we faced a lot of injuries early on in the season which meant that we were pretty slow out of the blocks and the first round wasn't a great round for us,” he said.

"But the second round the competition was considerably strong, we put in some strong performances and we tested the top rung sides.”

Meanwhile the Codettes are through to the grand final to be played in Toowoomba on Saturday.

"All things considered, we continued to punch well above weight, it's a small club so it's been a great effort in our 20th year.”


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