Cootamundra Bulldogs. 

The Cootamundra Bulldogs are all but resigned to missing the 2023 George Tooke Shield finals following their Round 15 loss to the North Canberra Raiders at Kaleen Enclosed Oval. 

The Bulldogs trekked to Canberra needing a win to solidify their position in the top five, but the Bears, who were in sixth place, landed a 22-16 victory over the Dogs, meaning they are now in fifth spot.  

Heading into the final round, all the Bears need to do to play finals is beat the struggling Boomanulla Raiders at Boomanulla Oval. 

Read more in this week’s edition of the Cootamundra Times.