South Burnett Thrashers braved wintry conditions to bring home their third straight win of the season (Photo: Thrashers)

May 9, 2022

The South Burnett Thrashers have notched up their third win in the Darling Downs Rugby Union competition after a nail-biting victory in cold and wet conditions in Toowoomba at the weekend.

The Thrashers travelled to the USQ Oval on Saturday to take on Chinchilla.

Both teams were short of players … the South Burnett brought along 15 men while Chinchilla only had 12.

Thrashers’ vice-president Jason Lee said the South Burnett agreed to a request from Chinchilla and dropped to a dozen players until more recruits arrived 10 minutes into the game.

“It was a cold and rainy day which brought plenty of mistakes and a tough slog in the forwards,” Jason said.

“However the Thrashers opened the scoring in the first minute of the game with Mowen Boino going over on the back of broken play with a successful conversion by Marcus Jensen.

“The Thrashers were continually bombarded by Chinchilla, letting in a try after a mistake. However, they did not give up.”

At half-time, the Thrashers were ahead 7-5.

“The second half was much like the first with the wet and cold conditions.

“Chinchilla opened the scoring with a converted try which brought the score to 12-7.

“Although the Thrashers had two players injured they continued to tough it out and Marcus Jensen crossed the line and converted his own try to bring the score to 14-12 with 10 minutes to go.

“Chinchilla continued to drive through their forwards, bringing them very close to the Thrashers’ line.

“They received a penalty for a high tackle brought on by the wet conditions, however they chose not to take the points and took the option to attack the line.

“Luckily, Thrashers vice-captain Ryan McDonald rushed the Chinchilla line and took an intercept.

“This brought the game to a close, with the final score 14-12.”

The Thrashers will be heading back to USQ this Saturday to take on Roma.

UPDATE: All Round 5 games scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled due to the weather.

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