Jakeb Mead flies over the tryline backwards to score for the South Burnett Under 18s Eagles in Nanango last weekend

April 20, 2019

The South Burnett Eagles U18s are sitting in fourth spot on the Toowoomba Rugby League table after a decisive win against the Warwick Cowboys in Nanango last weekend.

At half-time, the visitors were ahead 6-4, but the Eagles had turned the tables by the time the full-time siren blew to take the score to 30-16.

The Round 4 TRL game was the only rugby league played in the South Burnett last weekend due to 47th Battalion trial duties and the school holidays.

A small but vocal crowd encouraged the local players on at Fred Kassulke Oval, and the Eagles responded … scoring seven tries to three.

South Burnett try scorers were Kaia Williams (2), Jakeb Mead, Tristan Sanders, Dan English, Dion Handford and Daron Bligh.  Mead kicked one goal.

The Eagles’ next game will be against Toowoomba Souths in Toowoomba on Saturday (April 27).

Kaia Williams scores the second of his two tries for the South Burnett U18s
Dan English gets the ball over the line for the South Burnett Eagles

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The South Burnett Eagles defeated the Central Burnett Brumbies 50-24 in their seniors trial game played at Mundubbera last Saturday.

The game was to select players for the Burnett Brahmans squad preparing for the 47th Battalion competition.

Players selected were: Patrick Alberts, Blake Augustine, Karl Berlin, Ryan Brown, Lehman Brunjes, Zac Dann, Barry Tapau Fewquandie, Mark Fischer, Barwoo Fisher, Maurice Fisher, Eniokeli Foki, Michael Giles, Luke Hedges, Sam Hopperman, Blake Jackson, Jayden Jarvis, Bailey Kimber, Eric Law, Vincent Law, Asaafono Lemalu, Marty McCracken, Tua Peti, Brady Roberts, Arthur Saltner, Neil Stanley, Wade Stanton, Matt Stumer, Jameel Sullivan, Jeff Vaughan and Daniel West-Pes.

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Results of the recent trial games played in Kingaroy on April 7 between South Burnett Eagles junior teams and the Dalby Devils:

  • Under 12 Boys – South Burnett def. Dalby 28-12
  • Under 12A Boys – Dalby def. South Burnett 12-10
  • Under 14 Boys – Dalby def. South Burnett 22-16
  • Under 16 Boys – Dalby def. South Burnett 16-14
  • Under 13 Girls – South Burnett def. Dalby 48-4
  • Under 14 Girls – South Burnett def. Dalby 38-4
  • Under 17 Girls – South Burnett def. Dalby 54-16

The games were to select players for 47th Battalion training squads.

Murgon will be hosting more trial trial games next Sunday (April 28) for Under 13s, Under 14s and Under 16s South Burnett Eagles boys against Toowoomba Clydesdales:

  • 10:00am – Under 13s
  • 11:15am – Under 14s
  • 2:30pm – Under 16s

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The South Burnett Women’s Open team played their first game for 2019 last Sunday in Cooroy and came home with a win.

The final score was South Burnett Eagles 36, Beerwah 28 after the Eagles led 36-10 at half-time.

The date for the next game is to be confirmed as the draw is still being finalised.

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South Burnett Eagles girls’ games – Round 1 of a Toowoomba JRL competition – will be played on Friday night (April 26) against Toowoomba Souths in Kingaroy:

  • 6:30pm – Under 14s
  • 7:30pm – Under 17s – CANCELLED (Toowoomba forfeit)
  • Under 12s have a bye

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Next Weekend – April 27

At Wondai – Wondai v Nanango

  • 9:00am – Under 6s & Under 8s
  • 9:55am – Under 7s & Under 9s
  • 10:45am – Under 10s
  • 11:45am – Under 12s
  • 12:45pm – Under 14s

At Wondai – Wondai v Murgon

  • 3:15pm – A Grade

At Murgon – Murgon v Central Burnett

  • 8:00am – Under 6s & Under 8s
  • 9:00am – Under 7s & Under 9s
  • 10:00am – Under 10s
  • 11:00am – Under 12s
  • Noon – Under 11s
  • 1:00pm – Under 14s

At Cherbourg – Cherbourg v Kingaroy

  • 9:00am – Under 6s & Under 8s
  • 10:00am – Under 10s
  • 11:00am – Under 12s
  • 1:00pm – A Grade

At Cherbourg – Kingaroy v Highfields

  • Noon – Under 16s


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