JUSTIN Paton has overcome injury and the toughest bulls in Australia to win his first individual PBR event.

The Nebo bull rider took home the buckle at round four of the Rural Weekly PBR Live Series in Dalby on Saturday night.

It marks a return to form for Paton, who injured himself at the start of the PBR season last year.

"It was a couple of injuries all filing around one another," he said.

"I've been riding but just not at full health. I haven't been too successful and due to that I haven't gone to a few events."

Paton has been competing in the PBR circuit for about three years.

"It's a great feeling. It's my first PBR individual event win," he said.

"I've been riding for a while so it's good to finally get one on my belt."

The 22-year-old is now hungry for his first Australian championship.

"I came close last year. I'd had the Australian championship for most of the season and just before the finals I lost the lead," he said.

"Hopefully this will help me towards getting that Australian title.

"I'm pretty keen to have another go at it."

He finished last season in second place, and was crowned rookie of the year.

Saturday night marked the first time Paton had competed in Dalby.

"It's the same as always - we've got the best riders and the best bulls. It's always a tough night of competition," he said.

"It's a great venue. Everything just went in my favour."

Paton hopped on Frame Genetics bull Disco Duck for his winning ride.

"I'd never seen him before," he said.

"All I heard was good things about him. When you draw a bull and no one's got a bad word to say about it, it's due to be a good night."

He will now head to round five of the Rural Weekly PBR Live Series in Grafton next weekend.


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