Chris Kerkow takes the ball forward for the Wide Bay Bulls in the Under 18s game against Western Mustangs

February 21, 2021

The 2020 South Burnett Rugby League was predicted to be the best for years … that is until COVID-19 wrecked every carefully laid plan.

So it with caution we report the 2021 season is looking pretty good!

A highlight is sure to be the InTrust Super Cup game to be played at Murgon on July 17 as part of the Queensland Rugby League’s “country round”.

This will coincide with the official opening of the new dressing sheds at Murgon Showground.

The Stanwell 9s competition will also be returning, to be played on May 15 at Murgon.

This DV Awareness round will be run in partnership with the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation and will also feature a special game between a Queensland Police rep side and a Frank Fisher Invitational team.

Murgon Mustangs president Scott Prendergast said the 2021 South Burnett senior season would kick off on March 20, however the draw has not yet be finalised.

In juniors, Under 6s to Under 14s will be played locally from March 20.

Under 15s, Under 16s and Under 18s will play as South Burnett Eagles in the Toowoomba Junior Rugby League competition.

Women’s teams will also be playing in the Toowoomba competition, but are still chasing numbers in U13s, U15s and U17s.

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League lovers are obviously hungry for action.

A good crowd gathered at T.J. O’Neill Oval in Kingaroy last weekend to enjoy three trial games: the Wide Bay Bulls took on the Western Mustangs in Under 18s, Under 16s and Open Women’s games.

South Burnett had a strong representation in the Bulls: Matthew Springate, Chris Kerkow and Cody Gale in Under 18s; Kevin Georgetown, Joseph Meikle, Fletch Prendergast, Chill Pidgeon, Jayden Tewes-Smallwood, Jamahl Turner-Smallwood and Tyrell Hopkins in Under 16s; and Traevonnah Fisher, Brenna Prendergast, Rashida Scott and Aimee Barron in the women’s game.

Despite the hometown support, the Mustangs proved too strong in all three grades but that wasn’t really the point … rugby league was back!


  • Under 18s – Mustangs 24 def. Bulls 4
  • Under 16s – Mustangs 36 def. Bulls 20
  • Woman – Mustangs 20 def. Bulls 16

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South Burnett Rugby League is calling for expressions of interest for the position of president for the 2021 season.

All inquiries can be directed to the secretary Kimberley Kunde on 0409-593-124 before March 2.

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Mustangs proved too strong for the Wide Bay Bulls in their Under 18s trial game at T.J. O’Neill Oval last week
Bailey Mills scores Wide Bay’s sole try in the Under 18s trial match against the Western Mustangs

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