NRC Rd 9: Determined Stars Finish In Style To End Rays’ Season

  by Paul Cook - It took them until their last hit-out of 2014 but the Sydney Stars finally came home with the bacon tonight, breaking their competition duck with a helter-skelter 49-40 victory over the North Harbour Rays at Leichhardt Oval, a result which also ends the Rays’ hopes of finals football. After six losses and a draw, the home side were determined to finish their inaugural NRC on a high and their increased intensity was clear from the start as they went out to an early 13-0 lead. They then went up 18-8 off the back of arguably the most farcical TMO decision you’ll ever see, Rays prop Mitch Lewis placing the ball back in goal for a team mate to clear upfield but a try being awarded to Stars hooker James Willan instead. Rays fullback Dave Feltscheer then snatched an
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