July 12, 2023
All eyes will be on Wondai Sportsground on Saturday when the Wolves host a game from the 2023 QRL competition.
The Round 18 Hostplus Cup game will feature a clash between third placegetters Wynnum-Manly Seagulls and 12th placed Norths Devils at 2:00pm.
Entry is $5 for adults and children are free.
Despite their current position on the ladder, the 2021 and 2022 premiers Norths can’t be written off.
They defeated ladder leaders Souths Logan Magpies just last month, and are coming off a bye.
There could also be pride at stake …
The two teams were involved in last month’s controversy when the Brisbane Broncos dumped the Devils as a feeder club after Norths signed a four-year deal from 2024 with the Dolphins.
Norths had been affiliated with the Broncos for 16 years.
The Broncos immediately revoked any of their players’ ties with Norths, transferring their Queensland Cup registrations mid-season to Wynnum-Manly and Souths Logan.
Despite losing key players, Norths went on to down Redcliffe and then Souths Logan in back-to-back wins before tumbling to the Tweed Seagulls in Round 16.
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Wolves’ fans would have been celebrating after last weekend’s big day of footy action at Cherbourg (see results, below).
Both their men’s and women’s teams notched up wins before the big crowds which had gathered for the International Legends of League game later in the day.
This weekend, as well as the Hostplus game, the Wolves will be hosting another A Grade women’s game as well as U14s, U15s and U16s games.
The four A Grade men’s teams are getting a breather this week and next.
They will next be in action at Cherbourg on July 30.
- Men’s A Grade – Wondai 42 def. Kingaroy 18 after leading 22-12 at half-time
Wondai try scorers were Keith Gadd (2), Malachi Wallace (2), Sonny Weazel, Albert Dynevor and Daniel Alberts. Torren Anderton kicked five conversions and one penalty goal; Conan Holding kicked one conversion.
Kingaroy tries were scored by Blake Augustine, Toby Broomhall and Matthew Allen. Harry Sterling kicked three goals.
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- Men’s A Grade – Cherbourg 48 def. Murgon 32 after leading 30-14 at half-time.
Murgon fought back in the second half, and at one point were leading 32-30 before Cherbourg piled on three quick converted tries before their big home crowd.
Cherbourg try scorers were John Blair, Anthony Gray, Fred Cobbo, Robert Langton, Mervyn Wragge, Barry Tapau-Fewquandie, Patrick Alberts and Michael Aubrey. Barry Tapau-Fewquandie kicked eight conversions.
Murgon tries were scored by Chris Bond, Lennox Bligh, Lloyd Saltner, Stafford Sandow, Arthur Saltner and Sam Seckold. Chris Bond kicked four conversions.
- Women’s A Grade – Wondai 26. def. Cherbourg 24
Wondai avenged their defeat at the hands of Cherbourg the previous week with this tight victory on Saturday.
The game had been postponed from earlier in the season, which means the two teams will be facing off again this weekend.
Wondai try scorers were Sophia Fisher (2), Ellen Mosby (2) and Genevieve Rainbow. Traevonnah Fisher (2) and Ellen Mosby were the goal kickers.
Cherbourg try scorers included Samantha Cobbo, Tarneecia Douglas-Saltner, Abbey Templeman and Shaykeeda Bell. Abbey Templeman kicked two goals.
- Under 18s – South Burnett Eagles 36 def. Wests Panthers 20
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This Weekend’s Games
- 9:00am – Wonder Wolves – All-Abilities Program
- 10:30am – Under 14s – Kingaroy v Murgon
- 11:30am – Under 15s – South Burnett Eagles v Souths Tigers
- 12:45pm – Under 16s – South Burnett Eagles v Souths Tigers
- 2:00pm – Queensland Cup – Norths Devils v Wynnum-Manly Seagulls
- 3:30pm – A Grade Women – Wondai v Cherbourg
- Under 18s – South Burnett Eagles v Past Brothers