The North Sydney Bears fought out a rare 26-26 draw in Round 14 of the NSW Cup – grinding their way back from a 22-10 half-time deficit to come away with a point.
Joel Reddy scored a double for the Bears, while other Rabbitohs squad Members such as Scott Sorensen and Cody Walker also contributed to the score-card – the pair grabbing a try each while Walker kicked three goals. Latrell Schaumkel grabbed the Bears’ other try.
Schaumkel raced in early for the Bears before Reddy crossed shortly afterwards to make it 10-0 in the Bears’ favour after just 10 minutes.
But by half-time, it was Mounties that would go to the break with a 22-10 advantage despite the positive early signs from the North-siders.
An arm-wrestle ensued after the break that would see both sides struggle to score points, and with 21 minutes to go in the match, it would be Cody Walker who would break the points drought with his converted try to make it 22-16.
Mounties hit back in the corner with 12 minutes remaining to take them out to 26 points. But the Bears would ultimately score again through Scott Sorensen and Joel Reddy to finish off the match at 26 apiece.
Mounties 26 (Mitch Cronin, Jeremy Hawkins, Glen Buttriss, Sonny Bristow, Tevita Pangai-Junior tries; Mitch Cornish 3 goals)
Bears 26 (Joel Reddy 2, Latrell Schaumkel, Scott Sorensen, Cody Walker tries; Cody Walker 3 goals)