Gundagai-led Green and Gold win Roddy Shield

It was simply one-way going in the 2022 Roddy Shield decider with the Adelong Green and Gold putting the Commercial Sharks to the sword in the Tumut Pub 9s grand final at Twickenham on Friday night. 

On the back of terrific defence and relentless attack, Adelong led 22-nil at the break, before running out 36-4 winners in front of a bumper crowd. 

Tigers’ playmaker Corey Wilson scored a double for the Green and Gold, and was arguably best on ground for an Adelong side, while fellow Gundagai players Tyron Gorman, Trent Skeers and Nick McDonald all played their part in the result. 

Tyron Gorman explained what the result meant to his side, with the Green and Gold’s skipper hinting that Adelong would well and truly celebrate the victory.

“During the week, I said it would mean a lot and that the job wasn’t done, but now that the job is done, everyone knows what we are like, and we will celebrate pretty hard,” Gorman said. 

Gorman, who is a mainstay in the Gundagai Tigers first-grade squad, having won multiple premierships with the Black and Golds, said his Roddy Shield win was right up there with his Group 9 grand final victories. 

“I have been pretty fortunate to win a few grand finals with Gundagai and I hold them as some of my highest achievements but to win one for Adelong being an Adelong boy is just as good,” Gorman said. 

Adelong’s defence proved the difference in the big win, with the Green and Gold keeping the exciting Sharks line-up at bay and Gorman explained that was his team’s focus all season long. 

“To be honest, that is the only thing we worked on at training,” Gorman said.

“It was just about working hard on that inside because in 9s, there is always space and if you can keep turning up on the inside, you can use that sideline as an extra defender,” Gorman said. 

In the second of the big games played at Twickenham on Friday night, Batlow were too good for the Woolpack Jets in the Bristow Madigan Plate, with the Tigers winning 23-15. 

Adelong Green and Gold 36 (Tries: Corey Wilson 2, Tyron Gorman, Justin Stanford, Jordy Maher, Lewis Marley; Conversions: Corey Wilson 3, Jordy Maher) defeated Commercial Sharks 4 (Try: Josh Webb).

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