RUGBY UNION: Emotions were running high when the full-time whistle was blown for the B-grade Cods last Saturday.

Condamine never looked like winning during the 70-minute match but produced a special comeback to keep alive their premiership hopes.

The Cods trailed by 14 points within the first five minutes of the game.

They had to rally quickly or watch Warwick score with ease.

The Cods' defence tightened and then, with possession, began to mount attack.

A try in the 13th minute brought the scoreline to 14-5 and the Cods began to look more comfortable.

Condamine brought the score to 14-10 with a try four minutes from half time.

The second half was a tight tussle as both teams desperately tried to be the firs to score.

Warwick missed a penalty goal but scored shortly after to take a 21-10 lead.

NAIL BITER: Cods B grade scored after full time to defeat Warwick in their elimination final.
NAIL BITER: Cods B grade scored after full time to defeat Warwick in their elimination final. Michael Doyle

With 10 minutes left it looked all but over for the Cods but a quick break led to their third try and hope at 21-17.

With four minutes left Warwick missed another penalty goal.

The Cods looked dangerous as they marched downfield and went close to scoring a number of times.

A full minute into stoppage time passed before Sonny Power barged over for the game-winning try.

The 22-21 victory allows the Cods to go through to the next round where they will face St George.

Cods coach Scott Atwell said after the game he was almost speechless when he saw the final try.

"The forwards won that game for us," Atwell said after the game.

"They just never gave in and they played to the end.

"That was a good, tough game and I feel sorry for Warwick.

"Our boys hung in and we got away with the win."

Atwell said his side would need to continue the good performances in the forwards, coupled with their ability to find holes in the middle of the defensive line if they were to win the elimination final against St George.


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