Tumut has confirmed its place in the Southern Inland premier division after scoring a narrow win over Ag College at Jarrah Park.
The Bulls came into the penultimate round before the competition splits in fourth place and the 23-17 win has ensured they’ll face off against the best for the remainder of the season.
The two teams went try for try for the majority of the game, before the Bulls pulled away late.
The Bulls trailed at half-time, but captain-coach Tim Graham was pleased they were able to dig deep and come up with the result.
He’s happy with how his team has risen to the challenge of making the top six.
“We’ve built a bit of momentum in the last few weeks and hopefully we can bring that forward into the top division,” Graham said.
“We’ve had a few guys filtering back from injury and getting close to having our full squad which has made a difference.”
The Bulls won without representative prop Peet Vorster who has been struggling with a case of vertigo.
His return is yet to be determined and Tumut has lost Will Onus with a rib injury.
The loss means Ag College must defeat Wagga City on Saturday to book its place in the top tier.
Aggies slipped from fifth to seventh with the loss, but is three points off Waratahs and CSU who face each other on Saturday.
TUMUT 23 d AG COLLEGE 17 (H Willoughby, Tom Dunstan tries; H Pennington 2 cons, pen)
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