Ryan Binge carts the ball into the heart of the Cougars defensive line during the Lower Clarence Magpies v Casino Cougars NRRRL first grade clash at Yamba League Field. Photo: Makeely Heron
Ryan Binge carts the ball into the heart of the Cougars defensive line during the Lower Clarence Magpies v Casino Cougars NRRRL first grade clash at Yamba League Field. Photo: Makeely Heron Makeely Heron

Binge proves an ultimate code hopper

RUGBY LEAGUE: Less than an hour after walking off the ground having played a semi-final-winning knock for Iluka in second grade cricket, Ryan Binge strapped on the boots and walked back out in a Lower Clarence Magpies jersey.

Not only that, but he dove across the stripe to score a rare hat-trick of tries in the Magpies' thrilling trial loss to Casino.

The hard-hitting front-rower had left Iluka Oval before his side had secured a berth in this weekend's Lower Clarence Cricket Association pre liminary finals, but not before he punched four boundaries and two sixes on his way to an opening knock of 32.

"I needed to get some match fitness before the league season, and I knew this would be the last chance to do it,” he said.



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