SHOALHAVEN Heads product Karen Murphy and her Australian Jackaroos performed strongly at the 2019 Multi-Nations, medalling in all every discipline possible as preparations continue ahead of next year's World Bowls Championships.
Between Australia Gold and Green, the two teams secured six gold (from a possible eight), four silver and four bronze medals, including both singles crowns to kick-start a gold rush on the final day, at the Gold Coast.
Ray Pearse and Ellen Ryan defeated Gary Kelly (Ireland) and Kelly McKerihen (Canada) respectively in the first session of play, before a couple of retiring greats ensured a bumper finish to the event.
Nathan Rice (Australia Gold - men's fours) picked up a gold medal in his final match for the Jackaroos, with both Australian fours teams pitted against each other in the final, while Murphy produced a memorable last bowl to help Australia to the women's pairs gold medal.
The Bomaderry High School alumna also claimed gold in the women's four alongside Australia Green teammates Lynsey Clarke, Chloe Stewart and Natasha Scott - defeating Australia Gold 17-10 in the decider.
Murphy will now finish her Jackaroos career at next weekend's World Bowls Challenge, while Rice bows out in his hometown with 288 caps in the green and gold.
The final gold medal claimed by the hosts was by the Australia Gold's women's triples team of Carla Krizanic, Kristina Krstic and Rebecca Van Asch, who edged Australia Green 18-16 for the crown.
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