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Sizzling Start To Rugby League

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Fred Cobbo put the first points on the board in the 2019 South Burnett A Grade rugby league season when he scored for the Hornets against Wondai on Saturday

March 29, 2019

The 2019 South Burnett rugby league competition got off to a blazing start last weekend … and despite the loss of last year’s premiers from the competition, the season is looking promising.

Two closely fought games in A Grade gave the fans plenty to cheer about.

The first was between the Wondai Wolves and the Cherbourg Hornets, played in scorching heat at Wondai Sportsground.

An undermanned Wondai side put on courageous performances week-after-week last year despite having cricket scores racked up against them.

But they’re off to a much better start this year.

At half-time against the Hornets, the Wolves were in the lead 26-16 (which included a penalty try).

However, by full-time, Cherbourg had overhauled the home team 42-30.

Even so, Wolves’ fans would have gone home happy with their team’s performance.

Cherbourg try scorers were Fred Cobbo (2), Anthony Gray (2), Bernard Hopkins, Nathan Gadd, Peter Carlo and Thomas Simpson. Theo Fisher kicked three goals and George Fisher, two.

Wondai tries were scored by Cayden Satrick (2), Steven Langton Watcho (2) and Michael Ray, one. Danny Alberts kicked five goals.

Another try coming up for the Wondai Wolves

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Connor Sullivan barges his way over the line to score for Kingaroy

In Kingaroy, the Red Ants (or rather the Pink Ants) took on the Murgon Mustangs.

This game was played in four 20-minute quarters rather than the 40-minute halves endured at Wondai.

At the end of the first quarter, Kingaroy led 12-0.

At half-time, Murgon had narrowed the gap to 12-10; and by three-quarter time the Mustangs had pulled into the lead 16-12.

At full-time, Mustangs’ fans were celebrating a 26-24 victory after a very close game.

Murgon try scorers were Jameel Sullivan, Lehman Brunjes, Barwoo Fisher, Barry Tapau Fewquandie and Maurice Fisher. Chris Bond kicked three goals.

Kingaroy tries were scored by Connor Sullivan (2), Jack Rowan and Jye Hopkins. Rowan kicked four goals.

Lehman Brunjes, under a pile of Red Ants, scores for Murgon and narrows the gap to 12-10

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South Burnett Rugby League president Greg Pomfret confirmed that an InTrust Super Cup game will be played in the South Burnett  later this year.

The date and venue is still to be confirmed, but it will be a Round 18 game on July 20-21, most likely between the Sunshine Coast Falcons and Norths Devils.

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Other Results

Under 12s

  • Nanango def. Cherbourg 38-0
  • Kingaroy def. Murgon 20-6
  • Wondai def. Central Burnett 28-8

Under 14s

  • Nanango def. Chinchilla 46-10
  • Murgon def. Kingaroy 42-4
  • Central Burnett def. Wondai 36-28

Under 16s

  • Murgon def. Kingaroy 60-12

Under 18s

  • South Burnett def. Highfields 32-24

This Weekend

A Grade – at Cherbourg

  • 1:00pm – Wondai v Kingaroy
  • 3:00pm – Cherbourg v Murgon

Other Games

  • South Burnett Eagles Under 18s will be taking on Valleys in Toowoomba at 3:30pm
  • Wondai Wolves Under 14s and Kingaroy Red Ants Under 16s will play Chinchilla at Chinchilla
  • Junior games will also be played at Cherbourg (Cherbourg v Wondai),  Nanango (Nanango, Kingaroy, Murgon), and Gayndah (Kingaroy v Central Burnett)

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