Elijah (4) and Theodore (2) McIntosh at the rugby grand final in Bowen on Saturday. Picture: Laura Thomas
Elijah (4) and Theodore (2) McIntosh at the rugby grand final in Bowen on Saturday. Picture: Laura Thomas

IN PICTURES: Fans show up in force to support Muddies

AFTER a 16-year grand final drought, crowds descended on the Bowen Sporting Complex on Saturday to cheer on the mighty Mudcrabs.

The Bowen side fought hard but unfortunately could not secure a win, going down to Mackay City 38-22.

Coach Tom Andison congratulated the Muddies on a stellar season and said the loss would spur them on next year.

"It's disappointing, it does hurt but we'll take that hurt and mould it into a bigger and better team for next year," he said.

 

 

"We didn't even have a team last year at all and City have just played in their seventh grand final in a row.

"They know each other, they play with each other and they know how to win big games whereas we're just learning how to do that together as a team.

"I thought we had that today, but that experience and that loss today will really hold us in good stead next year."


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