RN Archives: How Hamish Angus pipped Josh Holmes for the 2019 Catchpole Medal

This Rugby News article was originally published in 2019.

The on-field dynamic with the man with the whistle is an important part of winning any game and it has led Warringah skipper and flyhalf Hamish Angus to a record third Catchpole Medal victory. 

Warringah captain Hamish Angus reckons the “good cop, bad cop” effect helped him claim his third Ken Catchpole Medal earlier this month. .

Angus held off his great mate and partner in crime on the field, Josh Holmes, as he added to the medals he won in 2012 and 2014.

“Josh is probably the most passionate and in my mind close to the best player in the Shute Shield and he’s never backward in coming forward when the refs make a call that he doesn’t agree with,” Angus said earlier this week.

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