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Bowen Mudcrabs win first title in 41 years - Queensland Country Wrap

The Bowen Mudcrabs claimed the Mackay A Grade title over the weekend. Photo: Mackay Rugby Union Facebook.
The Bowen Mudcrabs claimed the Mackay A Grade title over the weekend. Photo: Mackay Rugby Union Facebook.

The Bowen Mudcrabs broke a 41-year drought in the Mackay District Rugby Union Grand Final over the weekend, defeating the Proserpine Whitsunday Raiders 25-22 to claim their first piece of silverware in four decades.

The Mudcrabs did it the hard way, trailing 24-13 with 20-minutes to play at Mackay’s BB Print Stadium as Proserpine Whitsunday looked to make it back-to-back A Grade premierships.

A try to Nick Poole in the 65th minute gave the Bowen side a sniff at a comeback victory, before Casper Turner iced the game with a pick and drive try in the dying seconds.

Poole converted to put the final score out to 25-22.

Kuttabul claimed the title in the region’s first Women’s competition, defeating Proserpine Whitsunday.

Mackay A Grade

Bowen Mudcrabs 25 def Proserpine Whitsunday Raiders 22

Women’s

Kuttabul Bokkeets 26 def Proserpine Whitsunday Raiders 22

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