May 12, 2013

The South Burnett Thrashers have notched up their second win in the Darling Downs B Grade rugby union competition – and it was another one “on the road”.

They defeated the Dalby Wheatmen 19-13 under lights at Dalby on Friday night.

Club president Shane O’Malley said the Thrashers had 23 players available which gave the squad a lot of depth.

He said the team played with really good intensity and their defence was also “really, really good”.

“Dalby was finding it hard to break through our line,” he said.

The South Burnett’s man of the match was Mitch Cush who was on fire all night in the centres.

Shane said Scott Sims played well in the forwards and Brendon Flood, who came off the bench, had a good game in the front row.

Joel Wolski also had a good game as hooker.

“But it was a full team effort,” Shane said.

“Having the extra numbers enabled us to play at high intensity which was the telling factor.”

Shane said the two “away” wins the team has secured this year were tasty little bonuses.

“The group is starting to believe they deserve these wins and they are starting to play accordingly,” he said.

The Thrashers have another game away from home next weekend, against USQ Saints at Toowoomba.

Saints are yet to record a victory after six rounds of competition but only suffered a narrow loss (12-10) to the Toowoomba Bears on Saturday.

NB: The Friday night match was originally scheduled to be a home game on Saturday for the Thrashers but was shifted because of the Burrandowan Races. Dalby will now play their scheduled July 20 match against the South Burnett in Kingaroy.

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