‘Beasts’ Bidgee a tougher test

The Riverina has long been classed as one of the stronger regions in Country Rugby League heartland.

ON FIRE: Bears junior Dylan Marmion bagged two tries in Western's come-from-behind win over the Redbacks last week. Photo: JO WOOLNOUGH

ON FIRE: Bears junior Dylan Marmion bagged two tries in Western's come-from-behind win over the Redbacks last week. Photo: JO WOOLNOUGH

Its junior outfits, the Bidgee Bulls, as relentless as they are classy. Success is a given.

So with that in mind, Western will face a Bidgee under 16s outfit smarting after a shock 22-all draw with the Greater Southern Stingrays in round two of the country championship last weekend.

The Rams host Bidgee at Parkes from 12pm on Saturday, a match coach Kurt Hancock says has been made all the more difficult following last weekend’s surprise drawn result.

“Bidgee will be an entirely different beast,” Hancock said. Western can finish on top of the southern pool with a win on Saturday.

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