The South Burnett Eagles Under 14s Girls will be playing for a Grand Final spot at Tannum Sands on Sunday (Photo: SBRL)

August 5, 2022

Women’s rugby league is soaring in the South Burnett with all three teams charging towards the Grand Finals of the Wide Bay Female competition.

The Open women’s team took on Bundaberg at Torbanlea on Sunday in the Major Semi-Final, downing them 18-12 after leading 12-4 at half-time and earning the first berth in the Grand Final.

The women now have a week off to prepare for the big game.

Meanwhile, the Eagles’ Under 14s team annihilated Bundaberg in the Minor Semi-Final 56-4, also played at Torbanlea.

The U14s will now take on the Fraser Coast Crushers on Sunday at Tannum Sands in the Preliminary Final and a chance for a Grand Final spot.

The Eagles’ Under 17s, who had a bye last weekend, are also playing a Preliminary Final on Sunday against Fraser Coast at the same venue.

UPDATE August 8: Both the U14s and U17s had wins on Sunday, meaning all three South Burnett Eagles female teams will be playing in Grand Finals next Saturday!

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Recent Results

July 23 at Dalby

  • Under 17s boys – Dalby 32 def. South Burnett Eagles 10 (TJRL)

July 30 at Cherbourg

  • Under 14s boys – Nanango 12 def. Chinchilla 6  (SBRL)
  • Under 15s boys – South Burnett Eagles 60 def. Oakey 10 (TJRL)
  • A Grade – Nanango 24 def. Kingaroy 20 (SBRL)
  • A Grade – Murgon 42 def. Cherbourg 32 (SBRL)

July 31 at Torbanlea

  • Under 14s girls – South Burnett Eagles 56 def. Bundaberg 4 – Minor Semi-Final (WBF)
    South Burnett try scorers were Bella Barrett (4), Awhena Koroiko (2), Madison Holding (2), Summer Sullivan and Zoe Hall. Goals were kicked by Summer Sullivan (3), Ruby Law (3) and Sharlece Fisher (2)
  • Open women – South Burnett Eagles 18 def. Bundaberg 12 – Major Semi-Final (WBF)
    South Burnett try scorers were Traevonnah Fisher, Alira Gyemore, Sophia Fisher and Sarah Hebbel-Clarke.

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This Week’s Games

At Blackbutt on Saturday:

  • Under 6s through to Under 12s will be in action at Ian “Bunny” Pearce Oval in Blackbutt, with games starting at 8:00am

At Nanango on Saturday:

The Nanango Stags will be holding their “Old Boys and Sponsors” Day at Fred Kassulke Oval:

  • 10:00am – Under 16s – South Burnett Eagles v Pittsworth (TJRL)
  • 11:15am – Under 17s – South Burnett Eagles v Pittsworth (TJRL)
  • 2:00pm – Under 14s – Nanango v Murgon (SBRL)
  • 3:00pm – A Grade – Wondai v Murgon (SBRL)
  • 4:30pm – A Grade – Nanango v Cherbourg (SBRL)

At Chinchilla on Saturday:

  • 10:15am – Under 14s – Cherbourg v Chinchilla (SBRL)

At Tannum Sands on Sunday:

  • 10:45am – Under 14s girls – South Burnett Eagles v Fraser Coast Crushers – Preliminary Final (WBF)
  • 11:45am – Under 17s girls – South Burnett Eagles v Fraser Coast Crushers – Preliminary Final (WBF)

Mark your diaries: The South Burnett Rugby League’s annual presentation dinner will be held on Friday, September 2, from 6:00pm at the Kingaroy Town Hall.

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables


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