Oztag Over-40s win national title

THE Mid-North Coast Sharks have continued their oztag dominance, winning another national title in Coffs Harbour yesterday.

The Sharks beat Country Bulls in a tight final, 2-0, to take the spoils and yet another win.

Steve Kipreotis and Jason New crossed for tries as the Sharks capped off a brilliant tournament.

They won their quarter-final 10-0 and the semi 6-1 to have the ascendancy going into the decider.

The fit team's fresh legs got it over the line in the final, coach Dave Bradley said.

"We've worked really hard, and fresh legs on the Sunday means a lot," he said.

"We're absolutely wrapt with the result."

Team member Greg Smith said the Sharks were sore after the game.

"It was a tough weekend," he said.

"The rain yesterday really took its toll."

He said the Sharks never thought they were home.

"They're too good a team for that," he said.

"We knew they were going to be tough."

A mammoth defensive effort meant the team conceded just four tries the entire tournament.

"That's what it's all about, defence," Smith said.

The Sharks' other two teams weren't so lucky, with the open mixed and men's over-35s teams falling in the earlier rounds.

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