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George Tooke Shield Open Men's

  • Position: 2nd (Premiers)
  • 5 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses
  • Points for: 160
  • Points against: 76

Based in Goulburn, the Gordon Highlanders joined the George Tooke Shield competition at the start of the year, capping off their stellar debut season with a grand final victory.

Gordon started the season strongly, winning their first four games. Their biggest win of the season was in round two, with a 74-0 victory over the Burrangong Bears.

They went on to record a 24-24 draw with the Bungendore Tigers in round six before going down 14-12 to the Gunning Roos in round seven.

The Highlanders lost their final regular season match against the Tigers, but got their revenge a week later in the grand final.

Gordon had the best defence in the competition, with 76 points against them. The next best defence was the Bungendore Tigers and Gunning Roos, who leaked 110 points.

Captain Scott Boughton finished equal third on the George Tooke Shield Men’s Best and Fairest 2020 leaderboard.

Season Highlight

Winning the George Tooke Shield Open Men’s grand final in their first season.

The Gordon Highlanders claimed a 24-10 victory over the Bungendore Tigers, in what was an exciting match.

The Highlanders lead 12-0 at half-time, with tries to Angus Marshall and Joshua Cohen. But the Tigers were first on the board in the second half, closing the gap to 12-6.

Gordon were able to hit back a minute later with centre Max Flack crossing the tryline.

Bungendore scored next through centre Thomas Warner, bringing the score back to within six points, 16-10. But the Highlanders held on, with prop Kalib Simon scoring the final try.

Hooker Angus Marshall was named Player of the Match for his performance.

Acknowledgement of Country

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