Back row, from left: Mitch Bleys, Coby Sullivan, Arthur Bond, Bart Simpson (Manager); Middle row, Aaron Graham, Rhyse Simpson, Matt Harch, Barwoo Fisher, Jarrod Bailey; front row, Brodie Cortes, Jack Warden, South Burnett JRL President Terry Conway, Jordan Lynas and Michael Giles

June 4, 2012

The hopes of the South Burnett will be resting on these young shoulders at the Wide Bay 47th Battalion Rugby League competition being played in Murgon this weekend.

It has been many years since the South Burnett has hosted a 47th Battalion competition and local league fans are looking forward to a great weekend of U15 matches.

“Many of these young players are on the verge of being picked for bigger teams, even NRL teams,” Murgon junior rugby league club secretary Alicia Pidgeon said.

“There will be a lot of talented players going around.”

The U15 championship features teams from throughout the Wide Bay, including Bundaberg and the Fraser and Sunshine Coasts.

Coach Greg Pearce said unfortunately some South Burnett players had been unavailable for selection through injury and school commitments so getting the Junior Eagles squad together had been delayed.

This meant the team would only have only one full training run ahead of the competition but the players were looking forward to the weekend.

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Wide Bay U15 47th Battalion Draw

Saturday June 9:
10:00am – Fraser Coast v South Burnett
11:00am – Bundaberg v Sunshine Coast Gold
1:15pm – Fraser Coast v Sunshine Coast Black
2:15pm – South Burnett v Sunshine Coast Gold
4:30pm – Bundaberg v Sunshine Coast Black

Sunday June 10:
9:00am – Bundaberg v Fraser Coast
10:15am – South Burnett v Sunshine Coast Black
11:30am – Fraser Coast v Sunshine Coast Gold
12:45pm – South Burnett v Bundaberg U15

Sunshine Coast Gold v Sunshine Coast Black will be played on Friday, June 8, at Bribie Island.

All games are 25 minute halves with a five-minute break.

Two U18s matches will be also played at Murgon on Saturday:
Noon – Hervey Bay Seagulls v Murgon Mustangs
3:15pm – Kingaroy Red Ants v Across The Waves

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