The South Burnett Old Boys pose before their friendly against the boys from Rocky

June 30, 2023

South Burnett Thrashers’ Old Boys Day hosted a feast of rugby union action last Saturday at Kingaroy’s T.J. O’Neill Oval.

First up, the Thrashers Old Boys took on a the CQ Uni “Wobblies” in a friendly game featuring old-school rivalry (and some jumper swapping).

The game was played by Old Boys rules, which meant no lineouts or conversion attempts.

By our count, the score was six tries all at full-time, but it could have been more …

The Old Boys game was followed by a serious Round 11 B Grade game (see below) and an A Grade game from the Darling Downs competitions.

“It was a great day for the club to have three games of rugby being played,” club president Jamie Shirlaw said.

“The Thrashers old boys who came back to either just watch or strap boots back on had a great day.

“The CQU old boys stayed around for the Old Boys Dinner at the Kingaroy Hotel on Saturday night.”

The combined South Burnett and Rocky Old Boys sides after the game
The Old Boys game began with the traditional nip of port
Thrashers treasurer Tom Wilson presents Callum Allery with the signed 2021 Wallabies Jersey he won at the auction at the Old Boys dinner on Saturday night (Photo: SB Thrashers)

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Main Game

Biss Waqatabu scores his second try in the first half for the Thrashers

In the B Grade game, the South Burnett Thrashers walked away with another win after being tied 10-all at half-time against the Dalby Wheatmen.

The team had a strong performance in the second half to notch up a 29-10 win.

Biss Waqatabu had another good game, scoring two tries in the first half.

Jeff Iro, Ted Sikovi and Mowen Boino also scored tries, and Sata Tale kicked two conversions.

In the A Grade game, the Dalby Wheatman demolished UniSQ 52-0.

The Thrashers will next be in action on July 8, again in Kingaroy, against Warwick.

Amosa Nuu takes the ball at the back of the scrum (Photo: SB Thrashers)
The Thrashers started to pile on tries in the second half …
… and here’s another
Mowen Boino scores in the corner for the Thrashers


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