Full Time
80:00
4:00pm Sun May 7, 2017
Country v City - Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium - Crowd: 8322
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FULL TIME - In the final Country vs City game, Brad Fittler's outfit has run out 20-10 winners off the back of a strong defensive performance. Thanks for joining us!

City Origin 20-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CITY ORIGIN: Conversion attempt by Paul Gallen successful.

Gallen will take the final conversion of Country vs City and he has it!

City Origin 20-10

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TRY CITY ORIGIN: Scored by Bryce Cartwright. Kick to come.

An odd deflection is taken by Cartwright and City win!

City Origin 18-10

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City are defending admirably, only 5 left now and they still lead 14-10.

City Origin 14-10

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SIMS AGAIN! MOYLAN MISSES THE TACKLE! HE RUNS, HE... IS JUST TACKLED BY GUTHERSON! TRY-SAVER! But Country have a penalty now 10 out.

City Origin 14-10

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Country with all the momentum but City are holding on.

City Origin 14-10

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Elliott almost powers over on the last but City survive but they are struggling to make metres.

City Origin 14-10

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Country with back-to-back penalties!

City Origin 14-10

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION COUNTRY ORIGIN: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful.

He's shanked it! 14-10 with 20 left.

City Origin 14-10

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TRY COUNTRY ORIGIN: Scored by Adam Elliot. Kick to come.

TOO EASY! Big dummy and Elliot is through! Game back on.

City Origin 14-10

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GORDON! Shows flashes of his 10' self and bursts through 2 tackles and Country are 30 out.

City Origin 14-6

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Sims intercepts the Cleary pass! He is away and Ross tackles him AND STRIPS IT IN THE PROCESS! Massive play!

City Origin 14-6

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Cleary sends it high, it bounces badly for Country and Kelly has to bat it dead!

City Origin 14-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CITY ORIGIN: Conversion attempt by Clint Gutherson successful.

Gutherson now boots City out to a 14-6 lead!

City Origin 14-6

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TRY CITY ORIGIN: Scored by James Tamou. Kick to come.

6 AGAIN! Another set for City, who are guilty of too much sideways running at the moment. But now, Tamou does the opposite, he runs straight and scores!

City Origin 12-6

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Chip kick from Townsend on the last, Sims fumbles it, Gutho has a chance BUT DROPS IT TOO! Still, scrum City 10 out.

City Origin 8-6

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Another error by Cartwright, this time a forward pass to Tamou.

City Origin 8-6

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Walker pinned for holding Ross down and City get a penalty 10 out.

City Origin 8-6

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GAME BACK ON! And Country come up with an early error!

City Origin 8-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CITY ORIGIN: Penalty goal attempt by Clint Gutherson successful.

Peachey makes a break and off the back of it Country can't get back onside. Gutherson adds the two late and City lead 8-6 at the break! More action to come in the 2nd half, stay tuned!

City Origin 8-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION COUNTRY ORIGIN: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

6-all now!

6 all

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TRY COUNTRY ORIGIN: Scored by Anthony Don. Kick to come.

THAT IS WHY BRYCE CARTWRIGHT IS NOT A 5/8TH! AN AWFUL BALL WITH THE OVERLAP. DON INTERCEPTS AND SCORES!

City Origin 6-4

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Moylan has dropped it attempting to offload. Country survive! Very entertaining stuff today.

City Origin 6-0

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Fantastic kick by Townsend and City force a repeat set. They looked very good with Tamou going close.

City Origin 6-0

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Both sides looking very good in attack but it is defence that is the star so far. A lot of enterprising play being shut down by great scrambling defence, still at 6-0 after 30 minutes.

City Origin 6-0

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OFF THE SCRUM! Walker finds space and puts it out for Kelly but the pass is too big!

City Origin 6-0

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Country are looking very dangerous but City are reading it well, now Addo-Carrr almost takes the intercept but he knocks the Roberts' pass down. Country still 10 out.

City Origin 6-0

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Roberts kicks on the last, Ross almost spectacularly gets out but he is tackled. Repeat set!

City Origin 6-0

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Turner and Aubusson now hit Gutherson hard and the ball comes loose! Scrum 30 out. Big chance here for Country.

City Origin 6-0

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City looking very good now and Gallen offloads (one of several from him today) and finds Townsend, there is space out wide, he throws it long for Peachey who flicks it over his head extravagantly and it goes over the sideline.

City Origin 6-0

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Townsend dabs it into the in-goal line and a great chase by Addo-Carr who traps Gordon in goal.

City Origin 6-0

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Nice kick for touch now by Townsend and Country have the scrum 25 out from their line.

City Origin 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CITY ORIGIN: Conversion attempt by Clint Gutherson successful.

City with the early 6-0 lead after Guth added the 2.

City Origin 6-0

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TRY CITY ORIGIN: Scored by David Gower. Kick to come.

Good flat ball by Townsend and Gower crashes over!

City Origin 4-0

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Gallen now offloads and Addo-Carr bursts through. City have it in good field possession, they have the numbers, Cartwright throws it far and it is almost intercepted but City have 6 again!

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Roberts' bomb on the last is a good one but Kelly can't handle it. 20 metre tap City.

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6

Moylan runs and finds Peachey who finds some space but is taken. Townsend takes advantage on the last and kicks it out to settle things down.

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5

Vaughan goes agonisingly close! Country continue to challenge but City's scrambling defence is excellent as Cartwright takes the grubber on the last.

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Country have 6 again 10 out after an offload was touched!

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Townsend kicks on the last but Gordon has it quite comfortably and now he earns the penalty with Sironen pinned for slowing down the play the ball. Country begin their set on halfway.

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Both sides just going through the rounds at the moment, with a number of offloads testing the defence early.

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Damien Cook already looking electric from dummy half.

KICK OFF! We are underway!

Paul Gallen leads out City now. It is a beautiful, sunny day here at Mudgee and now Country come out.

Lots of Penrith players donning the City jersey today. They will have a lot to prove after a dour start to the season in club land.

I like the look of Country's forward pack tonight whilst City's slick back line could provide some serious entertainment. In the end, look for Country to prevail 32-16.

Good afternoon and welcome to the last ever Country vs City clash! Still should be an interesting clash with some State of Origin hopefuls such as Matt Moylan, Paul Vaughan, Jack de Belin and James Tamou among others hoping to prove to Coach Laure Daley that they deserve to be there come Game 1.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Rohan Best, Kasey Badger

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Luke Patten

COUNTRY ORIGIN (10)
Tries: Anthony Don, Adam Elliot
Field Goals:
Conversions: Michael Gordon (1/2)
Penalty Goals:

CITY ORIGIN (20)
Tries: David Gower, James Tamou, Bryce Cartwright
Field Goals:
Conversions: Clint Gutherson (2/2), Paul Gallen (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Clint Gutherson (1/1)