New Zealanders top dogs in Trans-Tasman competition

Graeme Brier& Sumo,TeAwamutu,Andy Clark & Girl Canterbury captain,  Mark Copland& Zoe,Canterbury, Guy Peacock & Chief ,Dannevirke and Graham White ,Otago manager NZ 
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Graeme Brier& Sumo,TeAwamutu,Andy Clark & Girl Canterbury captain, Mark Copland& Zoe,Canterbury, Guy Peacock & Chief ,Dannevirke and Graham White ,Otago manager NZ Judge. Photo credit: Supplied

There's been another winning performance from New Zealand's heading dog trial team against their Australian counterparts.

The four man team and dogs competed for the Wayleggo Cup in Hawkesbury near Sydney.

The team have now won the tournament five consecutive years.

Manager Graham White said the team did the country proud.

"We had two new competitors this year, and they performed really well," he said.

"Wearing the New Zealand blazer is a big hounor," said Mr White.

He believes more time spent on the farm is behind the team's success.

"Most of the Australian's just do dog trials, while our dogs are out doing stock work every day," he said.

The team consisted of Graeme Brier and Sumo, Andy Clark and Girl, Mark Copland and Zoe, and Guy Peacock and Chief.

The Wayleggo Cup compeition will be held in New Zealand next year.

Final results:

Day 1

Results from the New Zealand Team:  Andy Clark & Girl 92.75; Mark Copland & Zoe 84.5; Graeme Brier & Sumo 87.75; Guy Peacock & Chief 77.25  Total: 342.25

Australian team: Grant Cooke 71.5; Geoff Gibson 66.25; Bernard McGlashan 85.25; Mick Hudson 82.25   Total: 305.25

New Zealand in lead by 37

Day 2

New Zealand team:  Andy Clark & Girl 80.5; Mark Copland & Zoe 70.5; Graeme Brier & Sumo 81.25; Guy Peacock & Chief 78   Total:  310.25  

Australian team:  Grant Cooke 77.25; Geoff Gibson 75.75; Bernard McGlashan 39; Mick Hudson 86     Total:  278

New Zealand Total 652.5  -  Australia Total 583.25

Winner of the Wayleggo Cup for 2018 is New Zealand by 69.25 points.

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