July 11, 2015
The South Burnett Eagles have broken a 50-year drought – and Murgon is celebrating a great week for the town – after the 50th Anniversary 43kg rugby league carnival drew to a close on Friday afternoon.
The young South Burnett players went through their games undefeated, although their second match-up on Day 1 ended in a hard-fought draw with the Balonne Barwon Bandits.
The Eagles’ results put them at the top of the ladder after all games were played, the first time they have achieved this in the 50 years the carnival has been running.
Eight teams took part: Balonne Barwon Bandits, Central Downs, Cunnamulla Rams, McIntyre, South Burnett Eagles, Warwick & Southern Downs, Western Downs Wild Dogs and the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls.
To top off the South Burnett success, four Eagles were then selected in the Country team which defeated City on Friday afternoon as a finale to the carnival: Bailey Alexander, Harry Perrett, Albert Dynevor and Glen Fisher.
The last time the 43kg Carnival was contested in Murgon was in 2007.
The 2015 event should have provided a mini-economic boost for the town, as each team was accompanied by a string of support staff.
Proud relatives and friends also filled the Murgon Showgrounds every day to watch the teams play.
- Junior Eagles Ready To Fly
- 43kg Carnival Ready To Kick Off
- Junior League Carnival In Murgon
- Murgon Preparing For League Carnival
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South Burnett Eagles Results
- South Burnett 34 – Cunnamulla 0
- South Burnett 20 – Balonne Barwon 20
- South Burnett 20 – Wynnum 10
- South Burnett 22 – McIntyre 14
- South Burnett 24 – Warwick 10
- South Burnett 24 – Central Downs 12
- South Burnett 10 – Western Downs 6
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South Burnett Trophies
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City v Country
Country began strongly in their clash against City, the final game in the 43kg Carnival.
At half-time, Country led 14-4 but a strong comeback by City in the second half narrowed the margin to 18-16 with 11 minutes to go.
However, Country rallied and quickly put on two tries to take the final score to 28-16.
Try scorers for Country were Albert Dynevor (2), Isaac Hooper (2), Damon Thompson and Glen Fisher. Greg Fisher and Glen Fisher each kicked one goal.
Try scorers for City were Darcy Kirby, Kobi Clarkson and Wiremu Willis. Nick Carrie and Zeke Anderson kicked a goal each.
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City v Country – Players Selected
Greg FisherNeo Harth