Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Buccaneers Win in a Last Minute Thriller

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Buccaneers Win in a Last Minute Thriller

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Byline: Matthew Elkerton dailyexaminer.com.au

RUGBY UNION: Yamba Buccaneers have fired a loud warning shot at President's Cup favourites Evans River after breaking the Killer Whales' season-long undefeated streak with a thrilling one-point win at Yamba Oval.

Up against a spirited Evans River outfit, Yamba were unrelenting in their attack but costly errors for the Buccaneers appeared to have delivered a sound victory to the visitors.

But no one had told Luke Roberts, with the Yamba inside centre pulling off a brutal one-on-one hit against his opposite number before driving hard in the ruck to wrestle possession back to the Buccaneers.

Seconds later half Jason James poked his head through a small gap before finding Nathan Rheinberger who stretched out across 30 metres to score the winning try with five minutes to go.

For Buccaneers coach Adrian Miller it was a huge win, keeping the Yamba side second on the ladder and proving their ability against the big boys of FNC Rugby. …

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