24 July, 2023
Shephard stuns Origin III
BULL riding fans from Queensland and New South Wales packed out the Cairns Convention Centre at the weekend, with Mareeba rider Kurt Shephard putting on a show and making the crowd go wild.
The friendly state rivalry took off on Saturday night, with Queensland already the winners of round one and two but New South Wales was ready for revenge.
Starting off strong, Queensland was well ahead in points before the second half when New South Wales came in stronger, taking out the win for Origin III.
When Shephard’s name was called by the commentators, the crowd went wild, as the local icon smashed the eight seconds in his first ride.
In his second round, Shephard only made 4.45 seconds, but still had the crowd going crazy for his agility and strength on the back of some of the rankest bulls in PBR.
Queensland took home the trophy at the end of the evening, securing another win in the PBR Origin.
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