In front of the TRL's largest crowd of the year, Goondiwindi defeated Wattles 22-12. The Boars played very well with David McGrady leading the way to take his side into the TRL finals for the first time in a long time.
McGrady's kicking game was superb continually turning Wattles around. There was hardly a set of six that McGrady did not have the ball in his hands. His forwards also turned up to play, especially Ashley Jarrett and Mark Offerdahl who kept his team focused all night. Centre Thomas Fitzgerald also had an excellent game.
Goondiwindi lead 12-6 at half time through clever tries from David Armstrong and Carl Clement. The arm wrestle continued in the second half until McGrady scored to get the Boars to a 16-6 lead until Micky Hazard was able to put winger Tom Davis in the corner to stretch the lead to 22-6. Webcke Price Medal Points 3 David McGrady 2 Matt Duggan 1 Ashley Jarrett. Reserve Grade: Goondiwindi 36 d Wattles 16; Under 18: Goondiwindi 34 d. Wattles 26; Second Division: Stanthorpe 38 d. Goondiwindi 20.