Fifth to Premiers

The Mudgee Dragons became the first team to win a Group 10 premier league title from fifth in almost two decades after downing Orange CYMS 14-10 at Wade Park on Sunday, thanks to a magical, last-gasp try from glittering centre Rota Setu.
With 22 seconds left on the clock and the scores locked at 10-10, Mudgee halfback Tim Condon chipped cross-field from about the halfway mark and found winger Nathan Orr, who drew CYMS winger Semisi Katoa before dishing off to Setu about 35 out from the line.

Setu pinned his ears back, looking for the right corner and although CYMS centre Jerome Harrison did bring him down five metres out, his momentum and the waterlogged Wade Park surface was enough to see him slide over and secure the Dragons the most remarkable of grand final wins.

The 2016 Dragons became the first side since the 2000 Mudgee group – both coached by Tony Pascoe – to win the Western Challenge Cup from fifth, Sunday’s victory capped off a remarkable finals run.

Read the full match report on the Group 10 Rugby League website