July 23, 2012
The Murgon Mustangs triumphed in the final of the annual Mini Mod Carnival played in Wondai on Saturday.
Mini Mod is an introductory form of rugby league, with modified rules, which emphasises skill development and having fun.
The carnival is the brainchild of the Wondai Proston JRL and attracts more than 500 junior players to Wondai every year.
Fifty-five teams, ranging from U7s to U12s, from throughout the Wide Bay area competed on four playing fields in a huge day of football.
Most of the matches were quick turn-around 15-minute games, but the Under 12s played 19-minute matches on the main Wondai Oval.
The U12s competed for points with the two teams gaining the most playing off in the final, where Murgon Mustangs defeated the Central Burnett Brumbies 3 tries to 1.
Cohen Beggs, from Murgon, was named the Player of the Final.
Best & Fairest Awards
Wondai / Proston – Jason Miller
Kingaroy – Andrew Champney
Murgon – Cohen Beggs
Central Burnett – Jack Ulcoq
Maryborough Wallaroos – Robert Vo
Maryborough Brothers – Ryley Burke
Cherbourg – Glen Hopkins
Burrum – Owen Ellison
Gympie – Chop Lewis
Hervey Bay A – Sam Thompson
Hervey Bay B – Tiko Hooper
U12s Points Tally:
Murgon – 18
Central Burnett – 14
Maryborough Wallaroos – 13
Kingaroy – 11
Hervey Bay A – 11
Nanango – 9
Wondai – 9
Cherbourg – 8
Maryborough Brothers – 7
Gympie – 7
Hervey Bay B – 3
Burrum – 3
- Related article: Juniors Head To Wondai For Mini Mod
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In other Rugby League news:
Two U18s matches were played at TJ O’Neill Oval in Kingaroy.
- Murgon defeated Wests (Bundaberg) 56-16
Arthur Saltner picked up a hat-trick of tries for the Mustangs. Other try scorers were Danny Edwards, Jamie O’Chin, Liam Etherington, Keith Walsh, Thomas McDowall, Kobi Ross, Lehman Brunjes and Christopher Robinson. Robinson kicked four goals and Saltner and Walsh also kicked one apiece. For Wests, Kyle Laybutt scored two tries and kicked two goals, Lewin Theuerkauf-Smith scored one try.
- Hervey Bay Seagulls defeated Kingaroy 30-24
Jake Buchholz scored a double for the Red Ants. Other try scorers were Jack Schaffer (who also kicked two goals), Chris Ostwald and Sean Hams. For the Seagulls, Daniel Oberthur scored a double. Other try scorers were Jon Paul Reville, Brandon Pierpoint, Tom Freshwater and Sam Burns. Daniel Goodwin kicked three goals.
Next weekend, Murgon will face Across The Waves, and Kingaroy will play Easts at Murgon.
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After last week’s weather-induced debacle when no rugby league matches were played in the South Burnett, only one match was played this weekend in the A Grade Premier League competition.
Blackbutt Timbertowners defeated the Wondai Wolves 56-10 at Blackbutt.
Murgon failed to field a team against Kingaroy (in Kingaroy), and Nanango forfeited against Cherbourg (in Blackbutt).
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Next weekend, the Nanango U16s will play a friendly against the Stanley River Wolves. This game will follow the scheduled game between the Stags and Wondai.