CSU Bushpigs prove too strong for Ag College as thousands are raised

HARD AT IT: Ag College's Karl Hicken and CSU's Daniel Perri battle for the ball during the charity Aussie rules game at Peter Hastie Oval on Saturday. Picture: Laura Hardwick
HARD AT IT: Ag College's Karl Hicken and CSU's Daniel Perri battle for the ball during the charity Aussie rules game at Peter Hastie Oval on Saturday. Picture: Laura Hardwick

CSU survived a scare to maintain university bragging rights with a 18-point win over Ag College on Saturday.

The strong third quarter performance saved the Bushpigs blushes as they overcame a fast start from the rugby union converts in the first half.

Taking on the Farrer League team at their own game, Ag College couldn’t sustain the pressure to fall 74-56.

Despite another loss at Peter Hastie Oval, organsier and former Ag College captain Thomas Macleay was thrilled with the performance on and off the field.

“It was a marvellous day and the night was an unreal success,” Macleay said.

“In the third quarter, the premiership quarter the boys chased us down and did a bit of a stitch up on us to win by three goals. I think they might have got a bit of a revving from the coaching staff.”

CSU scored a dominant win in the women’s game, an addition to the spectacle this season.

While donations are still coming in, Macleay believes around $40,000 has been raised for the cause.

He said is on par with last year’s inaugural event.

“It is amazing considering the amount of university students involved in purchasing jerseys and the generous of the community is just amazing,” Macleay said.

Macleay believes it is a good sign for the longevity of the fixture, with plans to go again once more in 2018.

Funds raised go to assist Angus Aims For Independence and Coota Carers in their endeavours to help young adults in the region live independently.