Finals footy unearths fans
AFTER weekly forfeits and near-on 100-point score lines, it’s safe to say the Central Highlands Rugby League hasn’t been in the best of shape this season.
But you wouldn’t know it taking one look at the numerous and vocal sideline supporters who flocked to Tieri on Saturday night.
Sure, the rugby union was in town that same afternoon and may have inadvertently given the impression of spectator resurgence, but it was still a great sight to see nonetheless.
Those who did brave the cold were treated to some entertaining and free-flowing football, in the first game at least. The narrow score line had just about everybody who was able and willing, on their feet and screaming for more.
Whatever this season’s dramas, they seemed all but a distant memory to the fans and more importantly the night’s winners.