July 28, 2018
Murgon State School has won through to the next round of the NRL’s Development Cup after a thrilling victory against St Mary’s / St Joseph’s Bundaberg in Murgon this week.
The schoolboys and girls went head-to-head at Murgon Showgrounds on Wednesday morning in Round 4 of the Under 12s competition.
The Murgon team mostly consisted of players from the U12s Murgon Mustangs and Cherbourg Hornets teams, who were on a winning streak after coming first and third respectively in the Mini-Mod Cup last weekend.
Bundaberg was first to score, but Murgon quickly replied.
With a minute to go in the half, the scores were tied at 14-all, until Tre Stanley scored the second of his three tries for Murgon.
A successful conversion took the half-time score to 20-14.
Murgon continued to impress in the second half, pushing the final score out to 40-20.
The NRL Development Cup is a competition for school-based rugby league teams and is played in a knock-out format.
Murgon will now go on to face a Sunshine Coast team in Round 5.
Murgon tries were scored by Trequaan Stanley (3), Ziggy Pidgeon (2), Christian Simpson (2) and Noel Walsh. Goals were kicked by Christian Simpson, Shamus Cobbo, Tyrell Leedie and Jackron Speedy.
Bundaberg tries were scored by Kobi Holden (2), Isaac Barrett and Oliver Boge. Holden and Zye Cory each kicked a goal.
Players of the match were Trequaan Stanley (Murgon) and Kobi Holden (Bundaberg).