This melee under the posts results in an eight-point try to Murgon and then a Hornets’ send-off

June 24, 2022

Local derbies between Murgon and Cherbourg often produce fireworks but last Saturday’s A Grade rugby league game in Murgon was more fiery than most.

Four players were sin-binned at various stages and one sent off.

The second half was particularly eventful with Murgon awarded an eight-point try after a Cherbourg infringement in a tackle on the try scorer.

Murgon eventually ran out winners 32-26 in the close-fought game after leading 16-12 at half-time.

The Mustangs’ winning margin would have been greater except for an odd finish to the game …

When the siren sounded, most players seemed to think the game was over except the Hornets’ Jovan Gyemore who grabbed the ball, ran the length of the field and placed it under the posts.

It was his fourth try for the day which he duly converted as everyone else was walking off the field.

Murgon tries were scored by Karl Berlin (2), Elwyn Fewquandie (2), Alfred Watcho and Daron Saltner-Bligh. Saltner-Bligh kicked three conversions plus a penalty.

Cherbourg try scorers were Jovan Gyemore (4) and Clayton Weazel Jnr. Goals were kicked by George Fisher (2) and Gyemore.

Daron Saltner-Bligh scores in the corner for Murgon … Saltner-Bligh also kicked four goals

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A dart to the line by Nanango’s Ashley Smallwood is pulled up short … Smallwood scored two tries for the Stags

In the second A Grade game, Nanango 30 defeated Kingaroy 12 after leading 16-nil at half time.

Nanango were all over the Red Ants in the first half but Kingaroy came out firing after the break and scored two quick tries in three minutes.

Kingaroy managed to keep the Stags scoreless for the next 15 minutes but Nanango charged home with three more tries before the siren sounded.

Nanango tries were scored by Ashley Smallwood (2), Matt Mladenovic, Jack Mines, Jackson Mladenovic and Blake Harvey. Smallwood kicked three goals.

Kingaroy’s try scorers were Alex Pomfret and Mason Trappe. Blake Augustine kicked two goals.

Kingaroy gets the ball away but Nanango quickly turned this defence into attack and scored moments later

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Other Results

Action from the Under 12s game between Kingaroy 2 and Cherbourg

At Murgon

  • Under 14s – Murgon 40 def. Nanango 6 after leading 24-0 at half-time
    Murgon tries were scored by Damon Cooper (4), Allister Fennel, Will Webber and Jacob Rattey. Goals were kicked by Zac Harris (4) and Quayden Langton (2).
    Nanango’s try was scored by Tye Smith right on full-time and converted by Kaiden Weston.
Damon Cooper scores the fourth of his tries for the Mustangs in Under 14s

At Chinchilla:

  • Under 14s – Kingaroy 26 def. Dalby 20
  • Under 14s – Chinchilla 24 def. Cherbourg 14
  • Under 15s – South Burnett 18 def. Dalby 14
    South Burnett tries were scored by William Esen (2), Blake Dynevor and Linz Harth. Harrison Braithwaite kicked one conversion.
    Koen Zerbst scored two tries for Dalby. Waynos Salase-Edmonds kicked two conversions and a penalty goal.
  • Under 16s – Dalby 28 def. South Burnett 6
    Dalby tries were scored by Jacob Utz, Andre Murray, Levi Riley, Matthew Drews and Benjamin Waters. Tyson Woodbridge kicked four goals.
    The South Burnett try was scored by Nathan Roderick and converted by him.

At Bundaberg:

  • Under 18s – South Burnett 62 def. Across The Waves 6
    South Burnett try scorers included Christian Simpson (2),  Michael Fisher (2), Harrison Sippel (2), Tarell Indich and Joseph Meikle. Goal kickers included Michael Fisher (6), Harrison Sippel and Djuran Murray-Smith. The ATW try scorer is unknown but his try was converted by Jacob Sanderson.

Women’s RL at Bundaberg on Sunday: 

  • Open – South Burnett v Central Burnett – CB forfeit
  • Under 14s – South Burnett 28 def. Bundaberg 6
    South Burnett tries were scored by Bella Barrett (4), Ruby Law and Madison Holding. Summer Sullivan kicked two conversions.
  • Under 17s – Bundaberg 34 def. South Burnett 0

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This Week’s Games

It is Ladies Day at the Wondai Sportsground with the Wolves hosting a special function from noon to 3:00pm in the Tom Kemp Clubhouse.

The theme is “Black and White Glamour”.  There’ll be prizes for the best-dressed lady as well as lucky door prizes, music, refreshments and guest speakers.

Cost is $20.

Out on the field, there will be special Invitational games for Under 10 and Under 12s girls as well as Under 14s and A Grade games.

  • 9:45am – Under 14s – Kingaroy v Murgon – Kingaroy forfeit
  • 10:45am – Under 14s – Cherbourg v Nanango
  • 11:45am – Under 10s Girls Invitational
  • 12:30pm – Under 12s Girls Invitational
  • 1:30pm – A Grade – Cherbourg v Nanango
  • 3:00pm – A Grade – Wondai v Murgon

NB. No junior games from the SBRL or TJRL are scheduled due to the school holidays

At Maryborough:

  • Under 18s – South Burnett Eagles v Wallaroos

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables


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