South Burnett Thrashers fought back in the second half but it wasn’t enough (Photo: Thrashers)

June 21, 2022

The South Burnett Thrashers rugby union side had a tough Saturday in Toowoomba when they came up against the the Rangers.

Club president Jamie Shirlaw said many players were unavailable due to injuries or other commitments.

“We only had 16 players with a retired Thrasher putting on boots to make up numbers,” he said.

The Thrashers were down 19-0 at half-time but fought back in the second half with Marcus Jensen scoring three tries in the second half..

Ryan McDonald kicked one conversion.

“Unfortunately the fightback was not enough for us to win the game with the Rangers winning 41-17,” Jamie said.

“Next weekend we play Gatton at USQ in Toowoomba then have a week off due to a full round bye.

“On July 9, our last home game of the season will be against the Chinchilla River Rats. This will be our Old Boys day.

“The curtain raiser for the main match will be the Old Thrashers taking on the West Brisbane Bullfrogs.

“The Queensland Reds, in conjunction with Westpac, will be presenting the club with a scrum machine. The Reds will also be helping out around the ground.

“After the games at 7:00pm there will be a dinner at the Kingaroy Hotel celebrating all of the Old Boys who came back and played and supported the new Thrashers.

“Tickets are available at the Kingaroy Hotel for $50.

“At the dinner former Wallaby and Reds player Bill Ross will be speaking before the club auctions off signed jerseys from the Wallabies and Reds.

“All current and former Thrashers players and supporters are encouraged to come along to celebrate rugby being played in South Burnett again.”

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