Patrick Gentry escapes a flying Murgon tackle to open the scoring for Nanango

June 25, 2021

Murgon and Nanango played an exciting 22-all draw in their A Grade rugby league game played on a bitterly cold night at Nanango last Saturday.

Both teams notched up two tries in the first half.

Murgon was just a nose ahead at the break, 12-8, when Luke Dudgeon scored after the half-time siren sounded.

Nanango came out strongly in the second, with Patrick McCallum levelling the scores at 12-all, and then going over again just four minutes later to put Nanango in the lead.

Murgon and Nanango then swapped tries.

With 10 minutes to go, the crowd was roaring as the home side was ahead 22-16.

But then a daring across-field kick and quick passing set up Arthur Saltner to score for the Mustangs.

Daron Saltner-Bligh added the extras, and the scores were again locked, 22-all.

With less than a minute to go, Murgon tried to break the deadlock, but their field goal attempt was waved away.

Nanango try scorers were Patrick Gentry (2), Patrick McCallum (2) and Blake Harvey. Rhyse Simpson kicked one goal.

Murgon try scorers were Arthur Saltner (2), Elwyn Fewquandie and Luke Dudgeon. Daron Saltner-Bligh kicked three goals.

Wondai Wolves forfeited the second scheduled A Grade game, against Kingaroy.

Neither the Stags nor the Mustangs could break free in their A Grade clash

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Under 14s

Two Under 14s games were played at Nanango.

In the first, Murgon 6 defeated Kingaroy 4 in a tight game.

Murgon’s try scorer was Dustin Ramke. Darryl Gyemore kicked the conversion.

Kingaroy’s try was scored by Rory Crumpton.

Nanango 24 defeated Chinchilla 20 in another close Under 14s game.

Nanango’s tries were scored by Will Esen (2), Rainer Heard, Montrehl Tewes-Smallwood and Darcy English. Kaiden Weston kicked two goals.

Chinchilla try scorers were Frankie Bligh (3) and Linx Harth. Koen Zerbst and Riley Lankowski each kicked a goal.

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Under 18s

Warwick Cowboys were too good on the day for the South Burnett Eagles

Warwick Cowboys 42 defeated the South Burnett Eagles 12 after leading 16-6 at half time.

Warwick try scorers were Jayden Tucker (3), Kaleb Ammenhauser, Jeff Ross, Dan Howard, Jack McMeniman and Beauden Reid. Jayden Tucker kicked five goals.

South Burnett tries were scored by Jake Kennedy and Lennox Bligh. Lloyd Langton kicked two goals.

Warwick’s Jayden Tucker leaps to take a high ball to score in the corner … Tucker scored two more tries and kicked five conversions
Lennox Bligh grounds the ball on the line to score for the Eagles in the second half

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This Week’s Games

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

Two A Grade games will be played at Wondai:

  • 1:15pm – Wondai Wolves v Nanango Stags
  • 3:00pm – Cherbourg Hornets v Kingaroy Red Ants

In Under 18s, the South Burnett Eagles will take on the Dalby Diehards on Sunday at Dalby.


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