Country v City 2014 | ROLLING COVERAGE

Welcome to the Daily Liberal's coverage of the 2014 Country v City Origin at Apex Oval in Dubbo. 

You are here today with sports editor Ben Walker and sports reporter Nick Guthrie as they take you through the game with live scores, commentary and photos from the game. Have a few minutes before the game starts? Ben and Nick spoke about the game in this video as the teams arrived in Dubbo

If you want to take part in our coverage comment below or tag us in your comments on Facebook and Twitter and your photos on Instagram. Just add @dailyliberal or @Liberal_Sports to your posts. 

On Friday Ben confronted the City and Country Origin teams with one critical question ... Who is the biggest pest in your side? Take a look at the results here

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FULL TIME: 4.45pm: Three tries in the final five minutes to City and they have come from the dead to snatch a 26-all draw. Wow! The last to tries were scored by Daniel Tupou and Will Hopoate. The best finish to a game you could imagine. 

Take a look at all the images from the second half, including a few shots of fans on the sidelines here


4.37pm: City plays some razzle-dazzle football and Andrew Fifita crosses in the corner. Adam Reynolds converts and it's 26-16 with three minutes to go. 

4.30pm: The crowd roars as Jamal Indris brushes Dylan Walker, throws a basketball-style pass and puts James McManus over. Roberts misses the kick but it's 26-10 to country with eight minutes to go. 

4.28pm: Official figures have just come through with 9627 spectators here at Apex Oval for the game - Awesome work Dubbo! 

4.23pm: Jmal Idris latches on to a Jarrod Mullen chip/bomb and crosses out wide. Roberts converts and it's 22-10 to Country with just 15 to go. 

4.15pm: Fourteen minutes gone in the second half and its still 16-10 to Country although City have had the ball the past couple of minutes. 

SECOND HALF 4.03pm: Underway in the second half and both sides mistake-free through the first three minutes. 

HALF-TIME: Take a look at our gallery of photos from the first-half on the field. Click here for photos

HALF-TIME 3.48pm: Country lead City 16-10 courtesy of tries to David Mead (2) and Kevin Gordon, with Tyrone Roberts kicking two goals. City's points came courtesy of tries to Josh Reynolds and Daniel Tupou with Adam Reynolds kicking one goal from two attempts. Big second half coming up. 

3.40pm: A Jarrod Mullen 40/20 kick puts Country on the attack and they cross through David Mead. Video ref says it's okay despite an apparent obstruction. Roberts converts and it's 16-10 to Country just before half-time. 

3.35pm: Just over nine minutes remaining in the first half and Kevin Gordon sneaks into the corner to score for Country. Tyrone Roberts misses the kick and we're level again at 10-all. 

3.28pm: A spectacular leap by Daniel Tupou to take an Adam Reynolds bomb and the big Rooster scores out wide. Reynolds misses the kick and it's 10-6 to City. 

3.22pm: Great try to City with Matt Moylan making a bust, chipping over the top and Josh Reynolds winning the race to the ball.  Adam Reynolds converts and it's 6-all after 19 minutes. 

3.15pm: First points to Country through a try by fullback David Mead in the 11th minute. It came off the back of a mistake by City hooker Beau Fallon. Tyrone Roberts adds the extras and it's 6-0 to country. 

3.11pm: Country have an early chance after an Andrew Fifita kick on from the kickoff by they fail to capitalise. City then have a chance but it's snuffed out by Jack Wighton. 

3.05pm: Kick-off. 

2.30pm: Dubbo pays tribute to 1974 Western Division side that won the Amco Cup

2.10pm:  Western Rams selectors have a tough job on their hands after two highly entertaining Western Rams Championships matches at Apex Oval today.

The games were curtain raisers to the Country-City match and the under-16s was won by Group 10, defeating Group 11 32-14, while Group 11 gained revenge in the under-18s where they defeated Groip 10 by the same score.

Western Rams squads for both age groups will be named later today.

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Take a look here and see what the Country and City teams have been up to since they arrived in Dubbo last week. 

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We will also be tweeting from the game via the @Liberal_Sports account. Make sure you give us a follow to keep up-to-date with all the sporting action in Dubbo. 


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