July 23, 2021
The big crowd that turned out at Murgon last Saturday for the Intrust Super Cup game has proven once again that Rugby League is alive and well in the South Burnett.
And this will be reinforced this Saturday when hundreds of junior players head to Wondai from across the region for the annual Mini-Mod carnival.
The Murgon Mustangs – which have hosted several big days of league at their grounds this year – turned it on again for last Saturday’s QRL game.
An honour guard of junior players greeted the Sunshine Coast Falcons and Tweed Seagulls players as they ran on to the grounds.
The Falcons, who were debuting their new Indigenous strip, were the crowd favourites and prompted roars of approval when they looked set to score.
But despite the crowd’s support – and a strong first half – the Falcons couldn’t bring down the Seagulls.
Tweed ended up defeating Sunshine Coast 40-18 after leading 18-12 at half time.
Former Titans player Treymain Spry led the way for Tweed, scoring three tries in a strong performance.
Other Tweed try scorers were Brent Woolf, Brayden McGrady, Lamar Manuel-Liolevave, Joshua Patston and Lindon McGrady.
Lindon McGrady kicked four goals.
For the Falcons, tries were scored by BJ Aufaga-Toomaga, Daniel Dole and Luke Polselli.
Todd Murphy kicked three goals.
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Two A Grade games were also played at Murgon Sportsground last Saturday.
In the first, Murgon 36 defeated Cherbourg 24, after Cherbourg led 14-12 at half time.
Murgon tries were scored by Jameel Sullivan (3), Josiah Alberts, Shane Borninkhof and Karl Berlin.
Daron Saltner-Bligh kicked five conversions and Dwayne Malone kicked one.
For Cherbourg, tries were scored by David Hopkins (2), Thomas Simpson, Errol Simpson and Charlie Bond.
Bernard Hopkins and Errol Simpson kicked one goal each.
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In the second A Grade game, Nanango 40 defeated Kingaroy 20.
Nanango tries were scored by Blake Harvey (2), Harley Farrer (2), Lachlan Smith (2) and Brent Greenslade (2).
Rhyse Simpson kicked four goals.
Kingaroy try-scorers were Mitchell Case (2), Jack Sullivan and Adam Geiger.
Connor Sullivan kicked two goals.
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After 13 rounds of the Toowoomba Junior Rugby League competition, the South Burnett Eagles are holding down fifth place on the ladder.
On Saturday, the Eagles 28 defeated the Pittsworth Danes 16 before their home crowd at Murgon.
South Burnett tries were scored by Lennox Bligh (3), Aidan Cavanough, Selwyn Dynevor and Killian Klease.
Lloyd Langton and Matthew Springate each kicked one goal.
For Pittsworth, tries were scored by Coby Taylor, Dylan Meddings and Scott Taylor.
Mason Bloom kicked two conversions.
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In Under 16s, South Burnett Eagles defeated Chinchilla 54-6.
South Burnett tries were scored by Joel Fewquandie (2), Harry Sippel (2), Joseph Meikle (2), Malakye Swan, Michael Fisher, Jayden Tewes-Smallwood and Tyrell Hopkins.
Jayden Tewes-Smallwood kicked five goals and Joseph Meikle, two.
For Chinchilla, Jamaine Widgell scored the sole try which was converted by Jonathan Pitt.
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Under 14s played two friendlies, ie. not for competition points.
Both games were keenly contested and provided very entertaining football for the crowd.
In the first, Murgon defeated Kingaroy 20-16 and in the second, Chinchilla defeated Nanango 18-16.
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This Week’s Games
The annual Wondai Mini-Mods Carnival will be played at Wondai Sportsgrounds from 8:30am on Saturday.
Under 6s, Under 8s, Under 10s and Under 12s will be taking part in round-robin games.
All South Burnett clubs will have players taking part.
Visiting clubs will be coming from Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Gympie, the Fraser Coast and Caboolture.
This always an enormous day at Wondai with hundreds of youngsters playing back-to-back short games.
However, due to changes in junior rugby league rules, there will be no Under 12s Grand Final played this year.
- 10:30am – Under 15s – South Burnett v Souths Tigers
- 11:40pm – Under 16s – South Burnett v Souths Tigers
- 12:50pm – Under 14s – Kingaroy v Nanango
- 1:50pm – A Grade – Wondai v Cherbourg
- 3:20pm – A Grade – Kingaroy v Nanango
- 11:00am – Under 14s – Chinchilla v Murgon
In Under 18s, the South Burnett Eagles have a bye.