Above: Blue Boars first grade fullback Michael Cain slotted six conversions and a penalty goal to add 15 extra points in his side’s 50-12 win against Barraba on Saturday.


The Narrabri Blue Boars are on a roll and coach Dylan Duncan is a very happy man.

The club’s first grade side scored its third straight bonus point victory on Saturday in round five of the 2019 Central North Rugby Union season.

And it did so in style, smashing Barraba 50-12 away from home.

The Blue Boars challenged the Rams in Bingara and never looked like losing after Will Turner crossed for the first try of the contest in the fifth minute.

The Narrabri men put their recent first half struggles behind them and led 36-0 at the half time break before outscoring the hosts 14-12 in the second stanza to secure the 38-point victory.

The Blue Boars crossed for five of their seven tries in the first half as they put the game to bed after 40 minutes.

Duncan was pleased to see his side dominate the first half for the first time this year.

“The guys played really well, it was our first 80-minute performance of the year,” Duncan told The Courier.

“The boys came out and had all the right intensity at the start and they wanted the footy and that showed on the scoreboard.

“Everything we wanted them to do the guys did.

“We wanted them to hold onto the footy, play for field position and play smart and they did all of those things.”

The Blue Boars were also in action in second grade, women’s sevens and under-19s on Saturday.

In second grade Narrabri was downed 27-26 by Gwydir.

The women’s sevens team had success with 36-10 and 19-14 wins against Barraba.

The under-19s team was also victorious against Barraba.

Just one week after going down by two points against Barraba, the Blue Boars’ colts team defeated the Rams 46-38.