Tumut failed to win a finals game in their return to the top division but coach Tim Graham is still impressed with what his team has been able to achieve this season.
After falling in the second tier grand final last year, the Bulls finished the regular season in third before being bundled out by Waratahs on Saturday.
Graham thought his team made it too hard for themselves by giving away too many penalties and too much field position in the 35-29 loss at Murrayfield.
However he doesn’t think the loss detracts too much from a great year for the club
“It’s a massive improvement considering we have 95 per cent of the same playing group,” Graham said.
“Hopefully we can continue going forward but I’m very happy with the year over all grades.”
The loss also ends club stalwart Jock Mason’s career after two decades with the Bulls.
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