May 3, 2019
Despite a huge effort in the second half, the Wondai Wolves fell just short of victory against Murgon in their A Grade rugby league game played at Wondai last Saturday.
It was the Wondai club’s “gala day”, with many former players returning to watch the on-field action and they weren’t disappointed, with the game decided in the dying seconds.
At half-time, the Wolves were behind 22-4 and things were looking dire for fans.
But with the crowd behind them, Wondai overpowered the Mustangs five tries to two in the second half to get within two points of victory, 34-32, with just minutes left on the clock.
The Wolves then had the opportunity to level the scores when they were awarded a penalty right on full-time.
They elected to kick but sadly for the home crowd, the attempt was waved away.
Murgon try scorers were Sam Fuller (3), Christopher Bond, Barwoo Fisher and Luke Dudgeon. Bond kicked five goals.
Wondai tries were scored by Tristan Parry, Dave Simpson, Jack McDowell, Matt Stumer, Michael Ray and Eddie Aubrey. Luke Hedges kicked three goals and Danny Alberts, one.
The A Grade game between the Hornets and Kingaroy played at Cherbourg on Saturday was close at half-time, with the teams locked at 10-all.
The Red Ants continued to test the home team at the start of the second half, but the Hornets then overwhelmed Kingaroy in the last 20 minutes to record a 44-22 victory.
South Burnett Under 18s were defeated 48-22 in a keenly fought away game played against Toowoomba Souths in Toowoomba last Saturday.
At half-time the Eagles were behind 28-12 in the TRL game.
David Hopkins, Jakeb Mead, Patrick Gentry and Tyson Ellul scored tries for South Burnett and Mead kicked three goals.
The Eagles’ next game is against Toowoomba Brothers on May 12 (venue TBA).
Murgon Mustangs also have a team playing in the Toowoomba JRL competition.
The Under 16s team played its Round 1 game against Toowoomba Valleys in Toowoomba on Saturday.
The Mustangs had a strong second half, going down by just two points 18-16.
Murgon tries were scored by Christopher Kerkow, Glen Fisher and Joshua Peterson. Fisher kicked two goals and Lloyd Langton, one.
The Mustangs will now play Gatton in Round 2 on Saturday at Cherbourg.
South Burnett Eagles girls teams – Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 17s – played in Toowoomba on Friday night in Round 2 of the Toowoomba JRL competition.
The girls took on Toowoomba Valleys at their home ground.
Under 12s defeated Valleys 36-8, Under 14s won 20-16, and Under 17s 36-0.
Round 1 of the competition was played in Kingaroy against Toowoomba Souths on April 26.
Under 12s had a bye and Souths forfeited in Under 17s.
The Under 14s enjoyed a 16-12 victory.
The selection of the Under 35kg (born 2009-10) and Under 43kg (born 2007-08) South Burnett Eagles teams for 47th Battalion will be held in Kingaroy from 8:30am on Monday (May 6).
This is the last trial and teams will be announced on the day.
The 47th Battalion junior games will be played at Murgon Sportsground on May 11.
At Kingaroy – Kingaroy v Wondai on Saturday
At Dalby – Kingaroy v Dalby on Saturday
At Cherbourg – Cherbourg v Murgon on Saturday
At Cherbourg – Murgon v Gatton on Saturday
At Chinchilla – Chinchilla v Murgon on Saturday
At Gayndah – Central Burnett v Nanango on Sunday
There are no A Grade games scheduled for this weekend because of the senior 47th Battalion carnival being played on the Sunshine Coast.