May 28, 2021
Wondai Wolves’ league fans would have been hoping for a fairytale result for their big reunion celebration at Wondai Sportsground last Saturday.
But the Stags obviously don’t believe in fairytales … Nanango continued its unbeaten, multi-year winning streak, defeating the home team 52-16 in another strong performance.
In fact, the Stags have only been tested once this year, ironically in front of their home crowd at Nanango on May 8 against Cherbourg.
Pat McCallum and Jakeb Mead both scored three tries apiece this week for the Stags while Robert Ryan enjoyed a double.
Rhyse Simpson kicked six goals.
For Wondai, Danny Alberts scored three tries and Steve Langton Watcho and Alex Georgetown both kicked conversions.
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In the earlier A Grade game, also played at Wondai, Cherbourg defeated Kingaroy 34-30 in a close game after Kingaroy led 18-12 half-time.
Cherbourg try scorers were Keith Gadd (2), Tyreece Gyemore (2), Charlie Bond and Marcus Dynevor. Alex Speedy kicked five goals.
Kingaroy try scorers were Jayden Jarvis (2), Luke Hedges, Blake Augustine and Jack Sullivan. Luke Hedges kicked five from five.
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A big round of junior rugby league games were played in Kingaroy on Saturday as part of a Youth Suicide Prevention Day held in memory of former Red Ant player Harmony Hall, who died last year.
More than $4000 was raised on the day through raffles for suicide prevention, and friends of Harmony signed messages of support for her family.
There were Under 6s to Under 12s games, two Under 14s games; and the South Burnett Eagles were in action against Toowoomba Valleys Roosters in Under 15s, Under 16s and Under 18s.
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In an exciting Under 14s match, played under lights, Kingaroy 20 defeated Nanango 14 in a nailbiter decided at the last minute.
With eight minutes to go, the sides were locked at 14-all after Lachlan Turner smashed through to score for the Stags.
With just one minute left on the clock, Tommy Beil broke the deadlock by scoring in the corner for the Red Ants and Fletcher Prain nailed a difficult conversion.
Kingaroy try scorers were Fletcher Prain, Liam Irwin, Lawson Braithwaite and Tommy Beil. Lawson Braithwaite and Fletcher Prain kicked one goal each.
For Nanango, try scorers were Lachlan Turner (2) and Darcy English. Kaiden Weston kicked one goal.
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In the earlier Under 14s game, Murgon defeated Chinchilla 66-4.
Murgon try scorers were Zac Harris (3), Dustin Ramke (3), Trent Aubrey (2), Darryl Gyemore (2), Ziggy Pidgeon, Allister Funnell and William Smith. Harris kicked six goals and Will Webber kicked one.
For Chinchilla, Tyler Koehler scored one try.
In Under 15s, South Burnett defeated Valleys Roosters 22-10.
South Burnett tries were scored by Tom Currin, Malakye Blow, Andre Eustace and Joseph Fisher. Currin kicked three goals.
For Valleys, Mason Watson and Kyan Oats each scored tries and Watson kicked one goal.
In Under 16s, Toowoomba Valleys 38 defeated South Burnett 4.
Valleys try scorers were Conor Atwell (2), Codey Timms (2), Harrison Schwenke (2) and Will Holley. Holley kicked five goals.
Joel Fewquandie scored the South Burnett try.
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In Under 18s, Valleys defeated South Burnett in a close game, 34-26.
Valleys try scorers were Riley Burns (2), Rueben Tatow, Jacob Robinson, Ryan Cattarin and Liam Cantwell. Burns kicked five goals.
For South Burnett, try scorers were Lloyd Langton (2), Selwyn Dynevor, Lachlan Zelinski and Tyler Prescott. Langton kicked two goals and Stafford Sandow kicked one.
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Murgon teenager Selwyn Cobbo was selected as the Brisbane Broncos’ 18th man for Thursday night’s clash against the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium.
“Selwyn’s not far away from playing in the NRL, so we have been getting him in and around the team to get a taste of training and preparing,” coach Kevin Walters said after the game.
“(He) is great to watch, he moves really well and has a lot of attacking ability – our job will be to work with him to help turn him into a complete footballer.
“He is a real talent and it’s exciting for everyone at the club that Selwyn has made the decision to stay at the Broncos to continue his footballing growth.”
Cobbo, who came through the Broncos’ Elite Player Development and Emerging Squad pathways, has extended his contract with the Broncos until the end of 2023.
He’s been in great form in 2021, playing fullback and on the wing for Broncos’ affiliate Wynnum-Manly in the Intrust Super Cup.
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This Week’s Games
- 8:00am – Under 14s – Kingaroy v Murgon
- 9:00am – Under 14s – Nanango v Chinchilla
- 10:00am – Under 6s
- 11:00am – Under 8s
- Noon – Under 10s – Kingaroy 1 v Nanango
- 12:50pm – Under 10s – Kingaroy 2 v Murgon 2
- 1:40pm – Under 10s – Murgon 1 v Cherbourg
- 2:30pm – Under 12s – Nanango v Murgon 1
- 3:20pm – Under 12s – Kingaroy 1 v Mix
- 4:10pm – Under 12s – Murgon 2 v Kingaroy 2
- 5:00pm – A Grade – Cherbourg v Murgon
- 6:30pm – A Grade – Nanango v Kingaroy
At Dalby – South Burnett v Dalby
- Under 15s – 2:00pm
- Under 16s – 3:00pm
- Under 18s – South Burnett v Highfields at Highfields