The first ever Oceania Outback Rugby tens carnival has ended in a tie and then a rather unusual way to decide a winner.
The final was played out between combined Australian Indigenous and New Zealand against Pacific Islands in a high scoring contest.
The match ended on a remarkable 46 all and instead of extra time it was decided a boat race would declare the victor.
Australian Indigenous coach John Doyle said it was a different way to find a winner.
"Pacific islands won the tie breaker, which was a boat race, a drinking game, haha." Doyle said.
Carnival organiser Lee Potini said it was a great night.
"We hope we can continue this cup and build every year," Potini said.
This week the regular Rugby Union competition returns and the games moved to Cloncurry turf.
The first game will kick off at 6pm with the Euros chasing a repeat performance against an out of form Cloncurry side. Cloncurry on the other hand will be desperate to get their season back on track after a recent form slump in the new year.
The second match will be played between Keas and Warrigals at 8pm. The Warrigals need a win or will find themselves lonely on the bottom of the table and without a shot in the finals.
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