GALLERY: Is this the toughest sport on dirt?

A sell-out crowd of almost 6000 watched Australian champion Jock Connolly take out the first round of the new Professional Bull Riding Cup Series on Saturday night at WIN Entertainment Centre.

A last-minute replacement after another rider withdrew, Connolly was in third place before finishing on 258.5 points.

The only bad news for Connolly was a suspected broken collar bone on his dismount.

Jordan Hupp and Troy Wilkinson tied for second on 169.5.

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