Coby Sullivan jumps in the air to celebrate after putting the Mustangs’ win beyond doubt with seven minutes left on the clock …
… and comes back down to earth, still exuberant!

June 15, 2018

Murgon shook off the disappointment of its previous week’s performance in the South Burnett rugby league senior competition to come roaring back into contention for 2018 on Saturday.

The Mustangs took on Cherbourg at Murgon Sportsground in one of the most exciting games of league played this season.

The lead swapped several times, and both sides showed attacking flair.

At 20-all, Christopher Bond took a conversion attempt for the Mustangs which hit the posts and was waved away.

At half-time the sides were still locked at 20-all, a great indication of how close the teams were matched.

Murgon scored first in the second stanza, but with 15 minutes to go, were only ahead of Cherbourg by two points, 28-26.

Murgon then put on two unanswered tries and kept the Hornets outs, despite desperate Cherbourg attempts to attack the line.

The final score was Murgon 38, Cherbourg 26 proving that Murgon’s trouncing by the Stags the previous week was definitely not a true indication of what they are capable of.

Murgon tries were scored by Lehman Brunjes (2), Arthur Saltner,  Elwyn Fewquandie, Lloyd Saltner, Cain Richardson, Coby Sullivan and Maurice Fisher. Christopher Bond kicked three goals

Cherbourg tries were scored by Thomas Simpson (2), Errol Simpson, Ralph Gyemore and Nathan Gadd. Lewis Hopkins kicked three goals.

Kingaroy and Nanango are currently locked at 10 points all on the top of the ladder, followed by Murgon and Cherbourg on 6 points.

Thomas Simpson forces his way over the line to score for the Hornets in the first half to put Cherbourg ahead 20-16
Cain Richardson takes off to score for Murgon in the second half, taking the Mustangs’ lead to 28-20

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The second A Grade game played at Murgon on Saturday afternoon was between the Wondai Wolves and the Kingaroy Red Ants.

The Red Ants ran away winners 86-4 but a loud cheer went up from spectators when Colin Cootes crossed the tryline for the Wolves midway through the first half.

These were the first points the Wolves have scored since late April – a sign of the tough season they’ve been having – and were much appreciated by everyone watching.

Elvis Bell puts the first points on the board for the Red Ants, just two minutes after kick-off
Wondai players celebrate after Colin Cootes scores in the corner for the Wolves

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In the Toowoomba Rugby League U18s competition, South Burnett Eagles notched up a strong win against Wattles 82-4 on the road at Clifton on Saturday.

The Eagles have this weekend off.

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This Weekend’s Games

At Cherbourg – Cherbourg v Central Burnett

  • 10:00am – Under 6s / Under 8s
  • 11:00am – Under 10s
  • Noon – Under 12s
  • 1:00pm – A Grade – Cherbourg v Nanango

NB. Cherbourg U14s have withdrawn from the competition.

At Murgon – Murgon v Nanango

  • 8:30am – Under 6s
  • 9:15am – Under 8s
  • 10:00am – Under 10s
  • 11:30am – Under 12s
  • 12:45pm – Under 14s
  • 1:45pm – Under 16s

At Wondai – Wondai v Kingaroy

  • 9:00am – Under 6s and Under 8s
  • 9:50am – Under 10s
  • 10:45am – Under 12s
  • 11:40am – Under 14s
  • 1:00pm – A Grade – Wondai v Murgon
  • 2:30pm – SCRL Women’s Open competition – Noosa v Kawana
  • 3:45pm – SCRL Women’s Open competition – South Burnett v Nambour
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