May 25, 2018
Cherbourg Hornets successfully defended their Domestic Violence Awareness Shield title at Murgon Showgrounds last Saturday.
The 2017 victors ran away winners, defeating Murgon 22-4 in the Grand Final after leading 14-0 at half-time.
Cherbourg tries were scored by Anthony Gray (2), Fred Cobbo, Kane Bond and Bernard Hopkins. Bernard Hopkins kicked one goal.
Lloyd Saltner scored the Mustangs’ sole try.
The round robin was played as a Nines competition this year, sponsored by Stanwell.
Modified rules included nine players, nine-minute halves, drop kicks for conversions and five-point tries under the sticks.
At a break between games, speakers spoke to the crowd about domestic violence and assistance available in the local community.
Teams from Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon and Cherbourg took part.
A late withdrawal earlier in the week by Nanango – due to the unavailability of players – caused a hasty rejigging of the schedule for the day and a hefty fine for the Stags’ club.
Stanwell 9s Results:
Grand Final – Cherbourg 22 def. Murgon 4
The Grand Final of the Stanwell 9s was the highlight of a big day of rugby league action at Murgon.
Earlier in the day, the South Burnett Under 18 Eagles had an easy 54-18 win over the Warwick Cowboys in their Toowoomba Rugby League game.
Eagles’ tries were scored by Tyreece Gyemore (3), Connor Sullivan (2), Jakeb Mead (2), Thomas Springate, Jackson Mladenovic and Jaspar Millar. Thomas Springate (5) and Corey Cross (2) were the goal-kickers.
The South Burnett U16 girls also took on Hervey Bay in an unusual game that was played across two fields.
The match, which had been scheduled to be played on the main arena, began on a secondary field to allow ambulance paramedics to tend to an injured player accidentally knocked out during the last of the Stanwell 9s fixture games.
After half-time, with the South Burnett ahead 30-4, the girls’ game shifted to the main field, with spectators in tow.
The home team eventually romped away winners 34-18.
South Burnett tries were scored by Traevonnah Fisher (2), Sylvia Watson-Compton (2), Tenesha Trunks, Kaylynn Saltner, Shakira Cherry and Audrey Miller. Tenesha Trunks kicked one goal.
In the other women’s rugby league game played on Saturday, Nambour defeated the South Burnett Open team 26-16 at Nambour.
Murgon v Kingaroy (at Murgon)
Wondai v Cherbourg (at Wondai)
Nanango’s junior games will be played in Gayndah.
In the U18s Toowoomba Rugby League competition, the South Burnett Eagles will be playing Southern Suburbs at Glenholme Park in Toowoomba at 2:00pm, in a clash between 4th and 5th places on the ladder.