The South Burnett Eagles … looking forward to a big week of football
Coach Peter Cavanagh, from Allora, has been coming to 43kg carnivals with Central Downs since the very first, 50 years ago

July 7, 2015

The junior Eagles looked eager and Murgon Showgrounds looked a treat for the kick-off on Monday morning of the 50th anniversary 43kg junior rugby league carnival.

This is the first major event held at the grounds since the South Burnett Regional Council recently finished refurbishing the grandstand.

Teams from across Queensland and NSW are taking part in the competition, which will run all week.

Visitors are staying at the grounds and in Murgon.

The Carnival began with a march past of all teams and then the official opening ceremony.

Cr Kathy Duff thanked the organisers for choosing Murgon to host the event, and the visitors for helping to boost the local economy.

She then urged the young footballers to “play well, play hard and play fair”.

Barry Fisher, from Cherbourg, welcomed everyone on behalf of the traditional owners.

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South Burnett Eagles Results from Day 1:

  • South Burnett 34 – Cunnamulla 0
  • South Burnett 20 – Balonne Barwon 20

South Burnett Eagles Results from Day 2:

  • South Burnett 20 – Wynnum 10
  • South Burnett 22 – McIntyre 14


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Zone 5 chairman Dave Landers with Rick Collard, president of host club Murgon Mustangs; Cr Kathy Duff, who officially opened the carnival; and South Burnett Deputy Mayor Keith Campbell
The teams assemble after the march past for the official opening ceremony on Monday morning
Action from the first game at the carnival, between Central Downs and Wynnum-Manly … Central Downs defeated Wynnum 12-10 in a close game

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The Teams

South Burnett Eagles

Balonne Barwon Bandits

From left, Central Downs, Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Warwick & Southern Downs

Cunnamulla Rams

Western Downs Wild Dogs

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables