Sam Delaney (left) and Brett Yates (right) lift Dolan Pederson in line-out training for the Richmond Range club.
Sam Delaney (left) and Brett Yates (right) lift Dolan Pederson in line-out training for the Richmond Range club.

Range is closing in on Goats Head Cup

RICHMOND Range rugby union club president Brett Carroll believes it will be bigger than grand final day when he finally gets his hands on the elusive Goat’s Head Cup.

As reported in The Northern Star two weeks ago, the iconic goat’s head with a shooter mug through the centre of it had gone missing and the club was desperate to get it back.

“After about three years of looking for it, the search is almost over,” Carroll said.

“It turns out one of our player’s parents has it under their house in Ballina.

“Whether that means it’s in a shed or locked away in a safe or something, I don’t know.”

The final hurdle Carroll has to overcome now is getting in contact with the family, which is proving to be difficult.

“I’ve been trying to get a hold of Vincent Butcher,” he said.

“It turns out his old man took it from the pub in Casino.

“I’d go down to Ballina tomorrow and get it if I knew where to go.

“It was great when people started talking after they read about it in the paper.

“It’s funny. One of our blokes bumped into Craig Giltrap fishing in Ballina and he was the one that pointed us in the right direction.”

Range had also been on the hunt for a decorated prosthetic leg that was used to drink from and celebrate after games.

“Its turns out one of the Mallanganee boys had the leg all along,” Carroll laughed.

Anyone from the Butcher family is urged to contact the club on 0488 066 623.



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