Cowra Eagles' Chris Miller free to play Blowes Clothing Cup preliminary final

FREE TO PLAY: After being red carded last weekend, Chris Miller is free to play in this weekend's preliminary final. Photo: PETER GUTHRIE
FREE TO PLAY: After being red carded last weekend, Chris Miller is free to play in this weekend's preliminary final. Photo: PETER GUTHRIE

The Cowra faithful are breathing a sigh of relief after news filtered through former NSW Country Cockatoo Chris Miller is free to play in Saturday's Blowes Clothing Cup preliminary final against Emus, at Orange's Endeavour Oval.

Miller was red carded for his role in a 78th minute scuffle in the Eagles' minor semi-final win over Forbes last Sunday, as was Platypi star Mahe Fangupo, and left sweating on the Central West Rugby Union judiciary's ruling.

It was the only question mark left after an otherwise dominant and successful afternoon at the office for the Cowra Eagles.

Because it was a straight send-off Miller's case was automatically sent to the judiciary however the Cowra Guardian understands based on the evidence provided by the Cowra club an offer of no further sanction was extended.

Cowra will face the Emus from 3.15pm on Saturday afternoon, with the winner to progress to the grand final against Bathurst Bulldogs at Anne Ashwood Park the following week.

The Eagles reached this stage of the season last year, and were eliminated by Bulldogs, who went on to lose to the Emus in the premiership decider.

A Colts preliminary final between Narromine and Dubbo Kangaroos from 12.30, as well as a Reserves match up between the Roos and Emus from 1.45pm, will precede Saturday afternoon's senior clash.

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