It’s been the game everyone circles in their calendars for a while and for good reason. Every time the Forbes Platypi XV play the Orange Emus it always produces theatre and drama and Saturday was no different as Forbes defeated Orange Emus 30-24 in Forbes.
In front of a packed and parochial Forbes crowd, the Platypi threw out the form guide to lock in second spot on the ladder in front of a gridlock of teams lead by Cowra in a see-sawing affair.
The Platypi had lost earlier in the season to the Emus and were hoping to gain some revenge at home against this season’s high flyers as well as steady the ship after a month of mixed results. They didn’t disappoint as this classic rivalry between former grand final combatants saw both sides trade tries and the lead.
Tries to Charlie French, Mahe Fangupo, Steven Dinham and Minit Tonga along with some outstanding kicking from stand off Daniel Sweeney were enough to keep the Angus Roberts lead side at bay. Roberts was in everything for the Emu’s scoring an early try, kicking conversions and rallying the troops. Oscar Hunt also stood tall for the visitors in another for the scrapbook.
Next week Forbes travel to Orange to play bottom placed City who recently have begun to improve. The Platypi will need to be at their best regardless if they are to stay in the hunt for the semi finals and another tilt at the Central West Blowes Menswear title.