The Wondai Wolves, who have been showing strong form in pre-season games, tested the Stags during the first 40 minutes and were leading at half-time

April 29, 2022

It must be rugby league season … it rained on and off all day, and as night fell the chill set in at Stags Oval for Round 1 of the South Burnett competition last Saturday.

But the Nanango club was rewarded for hosting the full round of games from Under 6s through to A Grade with good crowds and two good wins for their teams.

In Under 16s, Nanango defeated their arch-rivals Kingaroy 16-10 in a close game.

In A Grade, the Stags held off a rampaging Wondai to record a 26-14 win over the in-form Wolves, after Wondai led 10-8 at half-time.

Three Toowoomba junior rugby league games were also played, with the South Burnett Eagles taking on Highfields in Under 15s, Under 16s and Under 17s.

The Under 15s were triumphant, scoring a hard-fought victory 14-10.

There are no senior games being played in the South Burnett this weekend due to players fulfilling 47th Battalion duties in Gladstone, however a full round of junior games will be played at Ian “Bunny” Pearce Oval in Blackbutt.

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Will Webber takes off to score the first of his two tries for Murgon in their U14s game against Chinchilla

Under 14s

  • Murgon 26 def. Chinchilla 12 after leading 10-0 at half-time.
    Murgon tries: Will Webber (2), Damon Cooper (2) and Zac Harris. Goals: Brayden Langton (2) and Harris (1).
    Chinchilla tries: Will Bannister and Isaac McConville. Bannister kicked two goals.
  • Nanango 16 def. Kingaroy 10
    Nanango tries: Ryan Wallace (2) and Lachlan Turner. Kaiden Weston kicked two goals.
    Kingaroy tries: Mitchell Prain and Isaac Hauritz. Lawson Braithwaite kicked one goal.
Mustangs’ Riley Gleich takes on the Chinchilla defence in Under 14s

Under 15s

  • South Burnett 14 def. Highfields 10
    South Burnett tries: Tommy Beil, Harrison Braithwaite and Dustin Ramke. Rory Crumpton kicked one goal.
    Highfields tries: Hudson Wills and Lachlan Ryan. Wills kicked one goal.
South Burnett went on attack from the first whistle in the Under 15s game against Highfields … as the rain began to tumble down

Under 16s

  • Highfields 24 def. South Burnett 6
    Highfield tries: James Wheat, Mark Jensen, K. McDougal and D. Sheath. Goals: Mitchell Dabin (3) and Jackson Metzroff (1).
    South Burnett try: Riley Kerkow. Goal: James Jacobs

Under 17s

  • Highfields 36 def. South Burnett 22
    Highfields tries: Bailey Nash (2), Jai Pursar (2), Rhys Lucht, Luke Cesari and Harry Eyers. Goals: Pursar (4).
    South Burnett tries: Josiah Shepherd (2), Latrell Leedie and Bayden Alexander. Goals: Jayden Tewes-Smallwood (3).

A Grade

  • Nanango 26 def. Wondai 14 
  • Kingaroy 60 def. Cherbourg 6

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47th Battalion

Selections for the Wide Bay Rangers’ men’s 47th Battalion side were made after training runs at Murgon Sportsground on Sunday and Wednesday.

The 2022 Wide Bay Rangers team:

Elwyn Fewquandie
James Christensen
Lachlan Madden
Daniel Nancarrow
Maurie Fisher
Barwoo Fisher
Mason Trappe
Michael Giles
Patrick Alberts
Fono Lemalu
Jeff Vaughan
Karl Berlin
Kaia Williams
Any Champney
Connor Sullivan
Dylan Wagner
Conan Holding
Sam Oppermann
Norman Wragge

The 47th Battalion Carnival is being played in Gladstone this weekend (April 29-May 1).

Games played on Field 1 during the carnival will be streamed live on

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This Weekend’s Games

At Blackbutt:

  • 8:00am – Under 6s – Nanango v Murgon 1; Blackbutt v Kingaroy 1, Kingaroy 2 v Wondai 1, Mixed v Wondai 2
  • 8:45am – Under 8s – Nanango v Murgon 2, Blackbutt v Kingaroy 1
  • 9:30am – Under 8s – Wondai 2 v Kingaroy 3, Wondai 1 v Kingaroy 2, Murgon 1 v Cherbourg
  • 10:15am – Under 10s – Kingaroy 2 v Wondai, Blackbutt v Kingaroy 1
  • 11:15am – Under 10s – Nanango v Mixed, Cherbourg v Murgon 1
  • 12:15pm – Under 12s – Nanango v Murgon 2
  • 1:15pm – Under 12s – Cherbourg v Kingaroy 1
  • 2:15pm – Under 12s – Murgon v Mixed
  • 3:15pm – Under 14s – Cherbourg v Kingaroy

At Chinchilla:

  • 1:30pm – Under 14s – Chinchilla v Nanango

NB. There are no A Grade games scheduled due to the 47th Battalion carnival. South Burnett teams playing in the TJRL competition have byes.

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