It was always going to be a State Cup like never before. With the on-going bushfire situation on the North Coast of NSW, the staff was well prepared knowing that extra care would be needed over the 3-day event.
From delayed games, low air quality and dust storms came upsets, triumphs, and surprises galore.
Hornsby Boys are back in town
The boys are back in town. Hornsby Men’s with the likes of Hennessey, Hayward and the Kennedy brothers showed that they still had what it takes to win a State Cup. With Bankstown Sports coming off a Vawdon Cup win they were not going to hand the game to Hornsby easy. Bankstown up against a team that had 7 internationals currently playing or played for Australia but gallant in defeated were Bankstown playing in their first State Cup final.
Manly had the fire in the belly
Manly Sea Eagles knew what they wanted, they showed how much. Manly taking the early lead but 40 seconds later NSW Player of the Year Ash Quinlin scores of an early sweep. Within minutes a game of anything you can do i can do better was well underway and within minutes the game was tied 4-4. With 20 seconds left in the game Manly score in the corner taking the win 5-4 after a touch 12 months.
The Mixed Master does it again
With the crowd behind them, Port Makos gave them something to cheer about with a simple try within the first 2 minutes. Red hot favorites Easts Roosters came back in the next set with Kirsty Wakely scoring to even the score. The Makos were not going to let the Roosters have it easy, in what was a very entertaining game Roosters somehow dug themselves out of a hole and experience got them over the line taking the win 5-4
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Championship Finals Results
Men’s Open A – Hornsby 4 Def. Bankstown Sports 2
Player of the Final: Dylan Hennessey (Hornsby)
Women’s Open A – Manly Sea Eagles 5 Def Easts Roosters 4
Player of the Final: Laura Peattie (Manly Sea Eagles)
Mixed Open – Easts Roosters 5 Def. Port Makos 4
Players of the Final: Scott Prince (Easts Roosters) and Tahney Luck (Port Makos)
Men’s Open B Championship – Wests Magpies 4 Def. Sydney Uni Stingers
Player of the Final: Liam Doyle (Wests Magpies)
Women’s Open B Championship – Parramatta 3 Def. Wests Magpies 1
Player of the Final: Tatum Bird (Parramatta)
Men’s 20 – Central Coast Dolphins 5 Def. Beresfield Bandits 1
Player of the Final: Byron Buckley (Central Coast Dolphins)
Women’s 20 – Manly Sea Eagles 3 Def. Macksville 2
Player of the Final: Sailor Perrett (Manly Sea Eagles)
Men’s Seniors (O/30) – Wests Magpies 3 Def. Manly Sea Eagles 1
Player of the Final: Trent Touma (Wests Magpies)
Women’s Seniors (O/30) – Wollongong Devils 5 Def. Cronulla Sharks 3
Player of the Final: Jessica McCall (Wollongong Devils)
Mixed Seniors (O/30) – Port Makos 8 Def Newcastle City Knights 5
Players of the Final: Megan Bryant and Brendon Prince (Port Makos)
Men’s Masters (O/40) – Easts Roosters 5 Def. Deakin Thunder 3
Player of the Final: Daniel Rushworth (Easts Roosters)
Women’s Masters (O/40) – Manly Sea Eagles 3 Def. Nelson Bay 1
Player of the Final: Karen Ingram (Manly Sea Eagles)
Mixed Masters (O/40) – Peninsula Piranhas 3 Def. Port Makos 2
Players of the Final: Matthew Sawyer and Karina Haddin (Peninsula Piranhas)
Men’s 50 – Manly Sea Eagles 6 Def. Wests Magpies 2
Player of the Final: Mark Leonard (Manly Sea Eagles)
Men’s 55 – Penrith Panthers 2 Def. Manly Sea Eagles 1
Player of the Final: David Cheung (Penrith)
1st – Manly Sea Eagles (151 points)
2nd – Eastern Suburbs Roosters (127 points)
3rd – Western Suburbs (107 points)
Ron Andrews Cup (Country Club Championship)
Winner – Wollongong Devils
To find out the results of all divisions and competitions, please view here.
The 2020 State Cup will be held on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of December 2020 in Port Macquarie.