Yabbies stun defending premiers Cootamundra Tri-Colours | Photos

A late converted try by Will Wennerbom secured the Yabbies victory on Saturday, in the prcoess inflicting Cootamundra Tri-Colours their first loss in more than a season.

The Yabbies defeated last year's premiers 26-24 in a thriller played in rainy conditions at Cranfield Oval, Wennerbom's late heroics sealing the round two win.

"It was pretty close all game. We held a lead initially and Cootamundra came back and led midway through the first half, but there was very little in it, we kept crawling back. We got ourselves ahead on the siren," coach Ned Mullany said.


"What impressed me most was our ability to come back from behind, and keep fighting to the 80th minute. We improved on what we had to from the Harden game. It's week by week for us, it was a great result on the weekend but we can improve. We're still building each game.


"I think it's Cootamundra's first loss in nearly two years, they didn't lose last year and won last week."

The Yabbies will head to Condobolin this weekend for their round three clash where they'll aim to make it two wins in a row. Meanwhile, the ladies lost to Parkes in a friendly game before the men at Cranfield Oval.