Tyrone Murray scored two tries for the Hornets on Saturday … but victory for Cherbourg was just out of reach …

June 22, 2018

Nanango Stags stamped their dominance on the 2018 senior South Burnett Rugby League last Saturday by downing the Cherbourg Hornets … at Cherbourg.

Defeating the Hornets is a hard task for any team at the best of times, but beating them in front of a home crowd is usually almost impossible.

The game started evenly enough with Nanango drawing first blood through a try to Kieran Douglas, which was quickly answered by Cherbourg’s Alex Speedy.

A few minutes later Speedy put the home team ahead 6-4 by kicking a rare penalty goal.

Both teams then scored ahead of the break, to take the half-time score to Cherbourg 10, Nanango 8.

The Stags came out firing in the second half, putting on five tries to one until the Hornets scored a consolation try with just over a minute on the clock.

The final score was Nanango 36, Cherbourg 20.

Nanango tries were scored by Kieran Douglas (2), Shane Argent (2), Chris Clark, Harley Farrar and Brent Greenslade. Rhyse Simpson kicked four goals.

Cherbourg tries were scored by Tyrone Murray (2), Alex Speedy and Peter Langton. Alex Speedy and Bernard Hopkins kicked one goal apiece.

Peter Langton scores a consolation try for Cherbourg in the dying minutes of the game

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Wondai Sportsground hosted a double header in the Sunshine Coast Rugby League Open Women’s competition on Saturday afternoon.

In the first game, Kawana was leading Noosa 20-6 at half-time, and then kept them scoreless in the second half to win 34-6.

The second game was between the South Burnett Eagles and Nambour.

South Burnett were ahead 18-6 at the break, and then put on another try in the second half to seal the victory 24-6.

South Burnett tries were scored by Celeste Purcell, Sheryl-Lee Barnes-Parsons, Hayley Grattidge and Keisha Carstairs. Hannah Allcock kicked three goals and Ivana Fuller kicked one.

Nambour’s points came via a try to Keeyah Jeffs and a goal to Ciara Treacy.

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Under 20 South Burnett squad has been selected ahead of the Gladstone 47th Battalion carnival on June 30. The final team will be selected next week:

Lachlan Smith
Bailey Nichols
Tareek Hopkins
Maurice Fisher
Ralph Gyemore
Jack Hourn
Kirby Rubesaame
Bailey Kimber
Adam Geiger
Blake Augustine
Sam Lewis
Carl Berlin
James Christensen
Tyler West
Jayde Porter
Elwyn Fewquandie
Pete Langton
Barry Tapau
Daniel Tapau
Craig Cicolini
Lloyd Saltner
Connor Coutts

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This Weekend

At Nanango: Nanango v Kingaroy

  • 8:00am – Under 6s
  • 9:00am – Under 8s
  • 10:00am – Under 10s
  • 11:30am – Under 12s
  • 1:00pm – Under 14s
  • 2:00pm – Under 18s – South Burnett v Gatton
  • 3:00pm – Under 16s
  • 4:30pm – A Grade – Nanango v Kingaroy

At Wondai: Wondai v Murgon

  • Noon – Under 6s
  • 1:00pm – Under 8s
  • 2:00pm – Under 10s
  • 3:00pm – A Grade – Wondai v Cherbourg

Wondai U12s and U14s will be playing Chinchilla in Chinchilla.

Cherbourg U6s, U8s, U10s and U12s will be playing Central Burnett in Gayndah.

South Burnett women’s teams were scheduled to play on Friday evening in Beachmere (U14s), Kawana (U16s) and Cooroy (Open).


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