Arthur Saltner scores the second of his two tries for Murgon on Saturday

April 12, 2019

After a big round of games played last Saturday, rugby league is taking a two-week break in the South Burnett due to the school holidays and Easter.

The only local game this weekend will be an Under 18s match played at Nanango at 2:00pm on Saturday (see below).

The U18s South Burnett Eagles have notched up two wins so far this season and will be keen to play before an enthusiastic home crowd.

Entry to the ground will be free.

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Wondai out-muscled the Mustangs in the second half but it wasn’t enough to bring home the points

The Wondai Wolves outpointed Murgon in the second half of their A Grade game played at Murgon last Saturday, but it wasn’t enough for victory.

At half-time, the Mustangs led 28-4 but it was a different Wolves side that came out after the break.

The visitors scored four tries during the last 40 minutes – including one when they had a player in the sin bin – to take the final score to Murgon 36, Wondai 28.

The Wolves simply ran out of time. Their last points – a successful conversion by Danny Alberts – came after the siren.

Murgon tries were scored by Arthur Saltner (2), Mark Saltner (2), Barry Tapau Fewquandie, Michael Giles,  Maurice Fisher, and Chris Bond kicked four goals

Wondai try scorers were Steve Langton Watcho (2), Wesley Knight (2) and Danny Alberts; and Alberts kicked four goals.

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The Red Ants were on top of Cherbourg during the first half but the Hornets turned the tables after the break

A similar topsy-turvy game of two halves was played under lights in Kingaroy between the Red Ants and Cherbourg. 

At half-time, the home team was leading 30-14 but by full-time the Hornets had blown the scoreline out to 48-34.

Play was delayed for a long period early in the first half when Cherbourg player Alex Speedy was injured near the line while attempting to stop a Kingaroy try.

Speedy was treated by paramedics on the field and then transported by ambulance to Kingaroy Hospital.

Cherbourg tries were scored by Steve Priestly (2), Malachi Wallace (2), Patrick Alberts, Nigel Williams, Kane Liddy, George Fisher and Tyrone Murray. Goals were kicked by Fred Cobbo and George Fisher (5).

Kingaroy try scorers were Jayden Jarvis (2), Jack Rowan, Bailey Groube, Kirby Rubesaame and Isileli Haunga. Rowan kicked five goals.

Jayden Jarvis charges towards the line to score for Kingaroy early in the first half

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Other Results:

Jayden Tewes-Smallwood kicked seven goals – including several difficult shots from the sideline – during Nanango’s demolition of Kingaroy in Under 14s

Under 12s

  • Central Burnett 20 def. Cherbourg 0
  • Nanango 14 def. Kingaroy 12
  • Wondai 10 def. Murgon 4

Under 14s

  • Chinchilla 48 def. Central Burnett 14
  • Nanango 60 def. Kingaroy 0
  • Murgon 48 def. Wondai 6

Under 18s

  • South Burnett 36 def. Goondiwindi 10

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This Weekend:

There is no junior rugby league this weekend due to the school holidays.

In senior football, the South Burnett Eagles will play Central Burnett Brumbies in a trial match at Mundubbera at 2:00pm to select the Burnett Brahmans team for the 47th Battalion Cup.

The South Burnett squad are: Barwoo Fisher, Arthur Saltner, Vincent Law, Eric Law Jnr, Buddy Stanley, Barry Tapau Fewquandie, Luke Hedges, Michael Giles, Patrick Alberts, Afasono Lemano, Blake Augustine, Marty McCracken, Karl Berlin, Jameel Sullivan, Tom McDowell, Wade Stanton, Josh Brown, Jack Rowan, Arthur Bond and Maurice Fisher.

At Cooroy, the South Burnett Women’s Open team will play Beerwah at 12:30pm on Sunday.

The only local rugby league game will be played at 2:00pm at Nanango, where the South Burnett Eagles will take on Warwick in Round 4 of the Toowoomba Rugby League Under 18s competition.

Junior and senior rugby league games will resume on April 27.

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